Occupational and environmental medicine expert witness candidates are typically board certified PhDs with backgrounds in emergency medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, internal medicine, and/or are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) or Certified Independent Medical Examiners (CIME). The chosen expert may be associated with an industry organization such as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), or the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOCHP). Experts in occupational medicine should be familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and regulations.
Maintaining health in the workplace (e.g., prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries, maintaining and increasing productivity, and social adjustment) is the objective of the discipline of occupational medicine (aka occupational health and industrial medicine). Litigation support services could include forensic toxicology, expert opinion, expert report preparation, depositions, and testimony in the courtroom. When the need for an occupational and environmental medicine expert witness arises, top legal teams call on Cahn Litigation Services. The firm has performed numerous searches for experts including matters involving:
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Occupational And Environmental Medicine experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Occupational And Environmental Medicine landscape.
This expert earned a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Health and has many years of experience in environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and building materials exposure assessment, most recently as a Principal Scientist of Health Services. This expert directed several multi-million dollar environmental remediation projects, superfund and environmental site and public health investigations including some with high public profiles. This expert has been retained as an expert witness in class action toxic tort litigation support for industrial clients and has testified at a trial in defense of an oil refinery for a matter related to air quality impact from a large oil spill. This expert has a wealth of expert witness experience, including matters involving alleged chemical and biological exposure-related personal injury claims. This expert has provided deposition and testimony at trial.
This expert provides expert professional forensic medicine support services for all medicolegal issues in this expert’s specialties. As a medical expert, this expert has the requisite clinical experience and academic achievement to form an objective medical opinion to a reasonable degree of medical probability and certainty. This expert integrates clinical experience, hands-on clinical practice, knowledge of medicine, and scientific evidence to form an independent, objective opinion. This expert gathers relevant data which this expert then analyzes as part of the process of differential diagnosis to formulate an expert medical opinion. This expert’s opinion can then be communicated by written report, deposition, or courtroom testimony. This expert specializes in the Evaluation and Treatment of Cardiology; Hypertension; Nephrology; Pulmonary Disease; Environmental Toxic Illness such as leukemia, cancers, and sick building syndrome; Drug Toxicity and Standard of Care. This expert has extensive experience in providing expert medical opinion regarding the forensic, occupational, clinical, and environmental aspects of exposure to the following toxins, among others:
This expert provides medical record review for identification of meritorious/non-meritorious claims, negligence and review of prior medical records and medical history for relevance. This expert conducts a comprehensive review of the records, identifying the significant facts, data, and information, which allows this expert to provide an effective case evaluation and decision making.
This expert researches all of the medical literature currently available through on-line services and through this expert’s specialty electronic scientific library of many years of data, and access to some of the largest medical libraries in the world in order to provide scientific evidence which supports causation.
This expert has access to more than 50 web sites on toxicology and occupational medicine and has a full time researcher trained in the field updating this expert’s extensive scientific database, and a large support personnel for data research and assessment. As a fellow and member of scientific societies, this expert has access to cutting edge scientific research and frequently speaks to top national and international leaders in toxicology and medicine.
This expert provides reliable medical opinion concerning whether there is a link between the injurious exposure an individual has experienced and the medical conditions or symptoms which are being reported, and substantiates expert medical opinion with well-established and peer-reviewed scientific evidence and documentation. This expert provides professional deposition and court testimony which furnishes relevant scientific evidence to substantiate medical opinions.
This expert will provide case strategy: when industrial hygiene data are needed, when and what type of additional experts are warranted (i.e. epidemiology, oncology, etc.). This expert provides evaluation of publications authored by opposing expert, as well as preparation for depositions of the opposing experts either by presentation if pertinent, on-point questions, or intensive development of comprehensive product that draws from all data and facts available from records, literature, depositions, testimony and reports. Frequently this expert will provide papers authored by experts, contradicting their current testimony.
This expert is an electrical engineering expert with many years of hands-on experience in industrial controls, automation, machinery, equipment, industrial safety and machine safeguarding. This expert applies expertise to forensic casework involving industrial controls, machine safeguarding, workplace safety, industrial/commercial/residential electric power systems, electrical related fires, electric shocks, and electrocutions. This expert is proficient in the National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, OSHA Standards for General Industry, and OSHA Electrical Safety Standards.
For many years this expert was a controls engineer for a control system integrator, where this expert was involved in control panel design, industrial automation, machine control, electrical design, software programming, installation, electrical contractor supervision, machine safeguarding, commissioning, project management, electrical power distribution and workplace safety. This expert was a corporate engineer performing electrical engineering in 4 different manufacturing facilities, including industrial controls, automation, process control, process engineering, quality control, robotics, industrial safety, machine safeguarding manufacturing supervision, and product development.
This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer in more than 20 states and a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE) as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
This expert provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving design, construction, operation, maintenance and training of electrical systems, equipment and devices.
This expert’s areas of expertise include:
Automation, controls, automated manufacturing, automated assembly lines, conveyors, robotics, material handling, packaging, robotic cells, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), test cells, gantries, cranes, elevators, conveyors, lifts, turn tables, pumps, fans, scales, instrumentation, motion control, process control, boiler control, steam control, speed control, industrial controls, HVAC systems, air conditioners, air handling, boilers, compressed air, exhaust, centrifugal and absorption chillers, heaters, ovens, presses, grinders, cutting, broaching, stamping presses, hydraulics, pneumatics, vision, inspection, weighing, RFID, barcode, RF Radios, recipe/batch management, gas analyzers, motor controls, motion control, electrical control panels, control panel design/build (UL certified), PLC, HMI, MES, SCADA and software development, industrial communications (wired and wireless), information systems, data collection, data reporting, alarming, and industrial safety.
This expert’s expertise also extends to:
Industrial control software, programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interface (HMI), graphical user interface (GUI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Other software Visual Basic, C++, Microsoft SQL. PLC Software, Allen Bradley/Rockwell RSLogix/5/500/5000/IPDS, Siemens S5/S7/TIA Portal, Mitsubishi MEDOC/GX Developer/GX Works, Omron, Telemechanique, Modicon,B+R, Opto22, Steeplechase VLC, PC Worx, Wago, Automation Direct, Koyo HMI / GUI / SCADA Software, Rockwell RSView, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Allen Bradley Panelbuilder, Siemens WinCC, Mitsubishi GOT, Mitsubishi GX Worx, Wonderware, Intellution, Iconics, Cimplicity, Proficy iFix, Indusoft, Automation Direct C-more, Industrial Communication Networks, Ethernet, Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet I/P, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Interbus, and ASi-Bus.
This expert has many years of direct work experience with: standard of care, special education, risk management, school and workplace safety, abuse, discrimination, wrongful death, policies and procedures, and personnel matters. This expert has experience as a legal consultant on school safety matters.