Water Quality Data in Environmental Litigation

Water Quality Data in Environmental Litigation

Water Quality Data in Environmental Litigation; When a case involves environmental chemistry (water, sediments, soils, rocks) or animals (population sizes, distributions, habitat relations) getting the statistical analyses of available data correct — and communicating them to the finders of fact… Continue Reading

The Myth of Invisible Wounds of War: A Primer on Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

The Invisible Wounds of War

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment In listening to the radio and on TV very frequently there is referral to the problem of the invisible wounds of war and we keep hearing about the increased incidents of suicide in our vets.… Continue Reading

Lack of Informed Consent Leads to Medical Malpractice

Surgeon Performing Operation

Informed Consent   I was recently involved in a medical malpractice case that went against the physician. Remember, most malpractice cases are brought against a physician is in reality bad outcomes, as no one in the medical profession attempts to… Continue Reading

Prison Mental Health Care System Inadequate: Correctional Experts Agree

High Rate of Prisoners on the Mental Health Caseload

Mental Care In U.S. Prison System Inadequate There is a high rate of  U.S. Prisoners on the mental health caseload. The U.S. Prison System is inadequate since mental health care experts agree that the services contracted to treat mentally ill… Continue Reading

Independent Medical Examination: Medical and Legal Issues

Independent Medical Examination Anatomy of muscular man

What is an IME?   An independent medical examination (IME) is a second opinion exam that may be conducted by a non-interested physician to obtain an independent opinion of an individual medical condition.  Insurance companies and personal injury attorneys have the… Continue Reading

Expert Witness Disclosure: Litigation & Consulting Professionals

Rules of an expert witness disclosure apply only to testifying experts

Expert Witness or Consultant An expert witness disclosure is required if the expert is retained to testify at trial.  However, consulting expert disclosures, or additional disclosures of testifying experts are protected, such as the expert’s reports and depositions to be conducted.… Continue Reading

Expert Witness’s Bias: Distinction Between Admissibility & Weight of Evidence

Bias can result inDisqualification of Expert Witness

Generally, if there are concerns about an opposing party’s expert witness bias; it has been argued that their evidence has been given less weight. Recent decisions have been established that this measure is no longer effective, unless bias is sufficiently… Continue Reading

Gunshot Residue Expert: Three Ways Particles May Land on Shooter

Gunshot Residue Expert Expert Witness

Gunshot Residue Expert Witness Gunshot residue (GSR) is a forensic science test on the hands and clothing of an individual to identify whether that person has discharged a firearm. Although, the dermal nitrate test is obsolete, science and technology are… Continue Reading

Automobile Accident Expert Witnesses: A Variety of Professionals Are Needed

Automobile Accident Expert Witnesses assist in crashes

Every year, the auto insurance and personal injury claims increase due to traffic automobile accidents. A statistical projection of traffic accidents indicates that the estimated number of people injured on the U.S. roads increased in 2015 from 2.34 to 2.44… Continue Reading

Recreational & Medical Marijuana: Pain Relieving and other Medical Properties

Recreational & Medical Marijuana Plant

Although, recreational marijuana usage is controversial, a growing number of states have passed marijuana laws for recreational purposes, and medical use. In some states, adults over the age of 21 are allowed to use cannabis for recreational purposes. Some medical… Continue Reading