An implant expert witness typically has extensive experience and expertise in mechanical engineering, medical device technology, plastic surgery, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and/or biomedical engineering. A medical implant expert witness needs to have a solid understanding of the technology or procedure, as well as the ability to explain scientific evidence to jurors.
A medical implant is a man-made device, designed to replace, support or enhance a biological structure. Common medical implants include devices for neurological, cardiovascular, orthopedic, internal organs, cosmetic (e.g., breast implant), and dental implant uses. Matters requiring the services of an implant expert witness often involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation or trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. An implant subject matter expert could also be called in on a medical or dental malpractice case, or a product liability case involving the failure analysis of a product.
Litigation support by an implant expert witness could include reverse engineering, expert opinion, expert report, depositions, and trial court testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a subject matter expert with prior expert testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a medical implant industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. On behalf of the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for a medical implant expert witness, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm. Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert witness around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to hone in on the right expert for the job at hand.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Implant experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Implant landscape.
This expert has many years of orthopedic industry experience, including product development and surgeon education. The focus of this expert's residency was Spine Surgery & Orthopaedics, and this expert is a co-inventor of 20 orthopedic implants patents, including spine fixation systems.
At an orthopedic clinic, this expert collaborated with an institute on research and design of spinal fusion devices and other medical and engineering technologies. This expert has testified on multiple occasions, and has reviewed thousands of patents in support of patent infringement and patent acquisition. This expert is an M.D. with highest commendations.
This expert leads an internationally recognized leader in the design and development of novel, biomimetic hydrogel implants providing ground breaking treatment options in a broad range of markets including spine, orthopedics, neuro, and vascular surgery. In this capacity, this expert has developed and or coordinated design, development and commercialization of surgical instrumentation for minimally invasive products.
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For many years this expert has focused on medical implant devices, and is a named inventor on many patents, including 28 issued US patents in the field of spinal hardware. This expert has represented a medical company's spine division as a technical witness in patent litigation, and has given numerous patent-related depositions.
Currently, this expert is President/Founder of a medical device company focused on providing orthopedic implants. Prior to this, this expert was CEO/Founder of a medical device company that developed innovative spinal implants. This expert is a member of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Society for Biomaterials, and ASTM International. This expert holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.
This expert serves as Practice Lead and Senior Biomedical Consultant for a major consultancy. This expert joined this consultancy from a technology institute as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. In addition, this expert worked as a Biomedical Consultant. This expert tested spinal products and other surgical implant devices for modes of failure and quality control.
This expert is responsible for forensic testing and evaluation of incidents involving medical products and devices. This expert also focuses on the biomedical analysis of failure modes and its relationship to product failures.
This expert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, a Master of Science in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.
This expert is an Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, working on the development and application of Titanium Boride materials for biomedical devices. This expert is familiar with the pink color of the alumina ceramic femoral heads; this expert became aware of this in the process of developing hip implant materials.
This expert is a member of the Materials Research Society, the American Society for Materials International, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, and American Ceramic Society. This expert is a Fellow of the American Society of Materials International, and received an award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society for notable contribution to metallurgical science. This expert holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Engineering, and is a named inventor on three US Patents covering material inventions. This expert has been deposed in two cases, and has provided court testimony.
This expert has been conducting research on alumina (aluminum oxide or Al2O3) based ceramics for many years. This expert's dissertation research focused on the toughening and strengthening of alumina under the guidance of world-renowned experts in alumina ceramics. This expert has experience and expertise in the processing, mechanical properties and microstructural characterization of alumina. This expert actually created a sample of pink alumina oxide when one of this expert's samples was accidentally contaminated with chromium during sintering. This expert has continued to study the processing-property-structure relationships of alumina and zirconia based ceramics throughout this expert's career at a University where this expert has taught classes on mechanical properties of ceramics, corrosion and failure analysis.
In addition to research and teaching, this expert has served as an expert in hundreds of materials science related matters. This expert has been retained in several cases regarding the strength and fracture of alumina based ceramics, porcelain components, and hip implant stems. This expert's litigation experience also includes patent law cases related to infringement and Inter Partes Reviews. This expert holds BSc and MSc degrees in Metallurgical Engineering, and a PhD in Materials Engineering.