Pharmacology Expert Witnesses

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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.