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Human Health Risk Science and the Law

Both scientists and attorneys participate in the protection of public health.  Toxicologists and epidemiologists study the effects of human exposure to chemicals, and analyze health risk by various methods.  Lawyers rely on such information in making legal arguments for both…

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Temporary Traffic Control: Codes, Standards, and Litigation

News anchors frequently refer to a section of barrier as a barricade, and vice versa.  Most people don’t know the difference between the two— however, temporary and permanent traffic control could not be more different. Permanent traffic control includes everything…

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How the Medical Laboratory Expert Witness Can Supercharge Medical Malpractice Cases

Introduction & Philosophy All of the legal cases for which I have served as an expert witness involved either medical malpractice/negligence issues involving infectious diseases, or discrimination in the workplace against individuals testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  Several…

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Leveraging Placental Evaluation in Perinatal Malpractice Cases

In recent years, there have been considerable research advances regarding perinatal management. This includes the use of placental pathology examination to explain prenatal as well as short- and long-term postnatal adverse outcomes. However, this resource remains undervalued and underutilized. Here,…

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Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense

Whether upholding or challenging a seat belt defense, a biomechanical engineer can help evaluate and demonstrate the validity of such a defense. The seat belt defense is currently allowed in only some states; however, that group has been expanding with…

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Conquering Building Code Confusion- 5 Essential Tips for a Slip, Trip, & Fall Case

Why getting the right Building and Safety Code is important I‘ve found many reports from experts citing code violations that are inaccurate. In my opinion, citing the wrong codes or using the wrong codes in the expert report decreases the…

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Standards of Care and Clinical Decision Rules in Emergency Medicine

As people increasingly rely on hospitals’ Emergency Departments to treat minor injuries, it has become more difficult for Emergency Physicians to identify dangerous and/or life-threatening issues.  Physicians often use clinical decision rules to stratify patients in terms of risk— usually,…

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Medical-Legal Consultation – Advice for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys

Anticipate opposing counsel’s case. Physicians know that any detail of one case, one patient, or one clinical condition can be viewed from multiple perspectives. By virtue of our education, training and clinical experience, we can perceive the case before us…

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Dental Implants: Negligence and Patient Harm to Look Out For

In the past several years, dental implants have become increasingly commonplace. Dental professionals now use implants as a solution for anything from missing teeth to the replacement of a patient’s entire dentition. Advertisements promote “the perfect smile in a day”…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact the Need for Technology Experts?

Like it or not, Autonomous Vehicles are coming – and, they’ll be here before you know it. That is unless cautious legislation and special interests decide to slow their deployment. In fact, many vehicles already on the road incorporate key…

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