Pharmacology expert witness candidates typically possess a PhD and have years of experience in drug interactions, forensic toxicology, medicinal chemistry, clinical pharmacology, and/or may be a registered pharmacist (RPh). In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness experience. The expertise of a pharmacology expert witness will provide credibility to enable the jury to consider the evidence with the weight it deserves.
Pharmacology is the branch of science that studies the effects of drugs, and specifically, how the body responds to a drug. The study of pharmacology encompasses the sources, chemical properties, biological effects and therapeutic uses of drugs. Pharmacology integrates the knowledge of many disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and veterinary medicine. A pharmacy uses pharmacology knowledge to achieve optimal outcomes through the appropriate preparation and dispensing of medicine. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are the two main branches of pharmacology. Pharmacokinetics is the study of how an organism affects a drug, whereas pharmacodynamics is the study of how a drug affects an organism. Together these specialized disciplines guide drug development, dosing, benefits, and adverse effects of a substance.
Litigation support by a pharmacologist often involves intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. A forensic toxicologist might also provide testimony in matters such as a medical case that requires toxicology or chemical ingestion expertise. A forensic scientist can also assist in criminal investigations, including medical malpractice, by analyzing evidence to isolate and identify compounds and poisonous substances in forensic samples. Expert witness services by a medical expert specializing in pharmacology could include forensic toxicology, expert report preparation, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. In addition, a law firm may request pharmacology and toxicology expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Of late Cahn Litigation Services has been called upon to find pharmacology expert witnesses to support cases such as:
Whether it’s for laboratory testing or expert witness testimony, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the search for a medical expert witness around quickly and provide candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony to get the job done.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Pharmacology experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Pharmacology landscape.
This expert is a Pharmacology Ph.D. This expert's specific specialties are drug advertising, labeling and regulatory affairs, as well as clinical regulatory compliance and trial design. As the Senior Consultant in a firm, this expert provides regulatory and scientific input and strategy to clients planning submission of their biomaterials to the FDA. This expert regularly advises on the preparation and submission of INDs, IDEs, NDAs, PMAs, and PLAs. Previously, this expert was responsible for all clinical and pre-clinical reviews of INDs, NDAs Amendments, Supplements, Orphan Drugs and ANDAs. This expert has over 35 publications and is active in many professional organizations and associations. This expert has written four expert reports, given three depositions, and testified twice at trial.
This expert received a B.A. degree and an M.D. degree. This expert completed a pediatric internship, residency, and neurochemistry fellowship. This expert's neurology residency and pediatric neurology fellowship were completed at a prestigious University and Hospital. This expert is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology as well as in Pediatrics.
After many years of pediatric neurology practice, this expert was appointed Chief of Pediatric Neurology at a Children's Hospital. This expert's interests include the broad array of childhood neurological conditions, and in particular, those so complex that multidisciplinary diagnostic or therapeutic approaches are required.
This expert has extensive knowledge of complex epilepsy, pharmacology, and injured brain. This expert has many patients receiving nursing care at home. This expert has served both sides and enjoys the sharp legal thinking required in medical analytics. This expert has been deposed and testified in court and is comfortable with the adversarial process.
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This expert has acquired a unique expertise in opioid pharmacology and safety. This expert's experience as a former Medical Officer and Senior Medical analyst included literally hundreds of cross-disciplinary team reviews and meetings with pain/neurology experts establishing this expert as a valued pharmacology and drug safety expert. This expert is currently an Associate Professor at a University, and served as an FDA/Healthcare advisor in a presidential campaign. As part of this expert's research duties this expert routinely analyzes drug safety and personally owns and maintains a specialized server which houses an exact copy of the FDA's AERS/ FAERS database. This expert has been quoted dozens of times by major news organizations.