Toxicology Expert Witnesses
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.