Occupational Medicine Expert Witnesses
What is an occupational medicine expert witness?
Occupational medicine expert witness candidates are typically board certified PhDs with a background in emergency medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, internal medicine, and/or are a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Independent Medical Examiner (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.
What types of cases require an occupational medicine expert witness?
Occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) expert witness candidates can provide litigation support for workplace health and safety in all types of industries. Matters may involve construction sites, industrial facilities, or environments that produce or utilize harmful substances.
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).
Occupational medicine expert witness case examples
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, when the need for an occupational medicine expert witness arises, top legal teams call on Cahn Litigation Services. The firm has performed numerous searches for experts including matters involving:
- burn victim independent medical examination (IME),
- toxic tort,
- Maryland warehouse health and safety issues,
- preventive medicine,
- personal injury in the workplace,
- Massachusetts solvents toxicology risk assessment,
- neurology referrals,
- workers’ compensation support,
- musculoskeletal impairment due to poor workplace ergonomics,
- environmental health (water contamination) case in Pennsylvania),
- healthcare facility industrial hygiene,
- emergency medicine,
- asbestos exposure in New York, and
- medical malpractice in Florida.
What litigation support work might an occupational medicine expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services could include forensic toxicology, providing expert opinions, research and authoring expert reports, depositions, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an occupational medicine expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience. The firm has a reputation for providing occupational medicine specialists with the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project.
Occupational Medicine 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 Occupational Medicine experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Occupational Medicine landscape.