Forensic Toxicology Expert Witnesses
What is a forensic toxicology expert witness?
Forensic toxicology expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees and backgrounds in chemistry, environmental medicine/environmental health, forensic pathology, emergency medicine, clinical toxicology, internal medicine, and/or are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH). Forensic toxicology uses analytical chemistry, pharmacology and clinical chemistry to assist in death, poisoning, and drug use investigations. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may require a medical toxicology expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
What types of cases require a forensic toxicology expert witness?
A forensic toxicologist determines the presence of toxic substances, as well as the effects those chemicals have on the subject body. Litigation support by a forensic toxicology expert witness often involves medical or criminal litigation, toxic tort, or product liability. A toxicologist can be pivotal in assisting law enforcement at a crime scene investigation.
Forensic toxicology expert witness case examples
When toxicology cases arise that require expert witnesses, top legal professionals call on Cahn Litigation Services. Example cases have encompassed:
- carbon monoxide poisoning,
- drug safety and adverse drug reactions,
- pharmacology and toxicology,
- DUI investigation involving personal injury,
- heavy metals health risks,
- drug-drug interactions studies,
- industrial chemicals,
- polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB),
- workers compensation involving toxic exposure at a healthcare facility,
- clinical pharmacology,
- environmental toxicology,
- drug testing,
- pediatric chemical exposure in New York, and
- medical malpractice.
What litigation support work might a forensic toxicology expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services by a forensic toxicology professional could include research and authoring expert reports, depositions, providing expert opinions, and expert testimony in the courtroom. In additional, a law firm may require an expert for pre-litigation toxicology consulting services.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a forensic toxicology expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Forensic Toxicology Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Forensic Toxicology experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Forensic Toxicology landscape.