Toxicology Expert Witnesses
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What is a toxicology expert witness?
Toxicology expert witness candidates are typically PhDs with a background in chemistry, occupational and environmental medicine, internal medicine, and/or are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH). Medical toxicology expert witnesses and clinical toxicology expert witnesses are physician toxicologists that specialize in poisons, toxins, or biological agents, in some cases a pediatric medical toxicology expert witness may be needed in cases that involve young children. Toxicologist expert witnesses may be certified forensic toxicology experts.
What types of cases require a toxicology expert witness?
Expert witness services by a toxicologist often involves a medical or crime case that requires a clinical toxicology analysis. A toxicologist can be pivotal in assisting law enforcement at a crime scene investigation. Clients may also seek an experienced forensic toxicology expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical substances on living organisms, and the field intersects with biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and medicine. Toxicologists are experts on poisons, and the factors that influence chemical toxicity. Forensic toxicology uses analytical chemistry, pharmacology and clinical chemistry to assist in death, poisoning, and drug use investigations. A forensic toxicologist determines the presence of toxic substances, as well as the effects those chemicals have on the subject body.
Toxicology expert witness case examples
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, when the need for a toxicology expert witness arises, top legal professionals call on Cahn Litigation Services. The firm has performed numerous searches for experts including matters encompassing:
- clinical pharmacology,
- toxic tort personal injury,
- drug-drug interactions,
- carbon monoxide poisoning,
- drug testing and drug safety,
- pediatric supplements health risk,
- solvents risk assessment,
- environmental toxicology and environmental health,
- healthcare facility industrial hygiene,
- adverse drug reactions,
- emergency medicine,
- asbestos exposure in New York associated with the causation of mesothelioma,
- benzene exposure,
- opioids and other drugs of abuse,
- toxicological effects of pesticides,
- industrial chemical exposure in Arizona,
- pharmacokinetics, and
- medical malpractice.
What litigation support work might a toxicology expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services to support toxicology cases could include laboratory analyses, research and authoring expert reports, depositions, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may require a medical toxicology expert with prior expert testimony experience.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a toxicology expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Toxicology 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 Toxicology experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Toxicology landscape.
Expert Witness #260569
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.
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Expert Witness #260788
This expert brings to the table many years of experience as a Board Certified Forensic and Anatomic Pathologist specializing in Allopathic medicine. This expert leads a highly successful and in-demand consultancy providing on-site postmortem examinations. This expert also serves as Assistant Professor for a department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This expert's services include:- Comprehensive forensic case reviews and expert opinions regarding cause and manner of death- Autopsy (Forensic and Hospital Cases) and toxicology report reviews- Microscopic slide reviews- Medical chart review for malpractice claims and complications arising from medical and surgical specialties- Medical Literature and case law search- Advice to counsel at any stage of a criminal or civil investigation or litigation- Written consultations and/or taped depositions- Formal presentations to attorneys, law enforcement, and forensic science/criminal justice students
This expert has completed more than 2000 Medicolegal Autopsies and provided sworn testimony in more than 110 homicide and medicolegal cases.
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