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The Child Abuse Expert Witness

The Child Abuse Expert Witness

What areas may child abuse expert witnesses consult on? These experts provide the knowledge and insight necessary in cases involving the emotional or physical harm to a child. This may include neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. Child abuse experts may be asked to opine on the results of a psychological assessment to determine whether any psychological damage or pediatric trauma has occurred. They will evaluate whether a parent or caregiver has caused any non-accidental physical injury to a child.

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Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness On Lumber Liquidators Violations

Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness On Lumber Liquidators Violations

Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty today for violations of the Lacey Act and will pay $10M in fines and penalties. The DOJ investigation found that Lumber Liquidators smuggled illegal wood from the Russian Far East. The company was found guilty of the felony for entry of goods by means of false statements and four misdemeanor counts of violating the Lacey Act. Lumber Liquidators has been placed on a 5 year probationary period to implement an environmental compliance plan.

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Environmental Experts & Flint Michigan Class Action

Environmental Experts & Flint Michigan Class Action

Environmental health and safety is often at the center of environmental lawsuits that involve hazardous chemicals or other forms of contamination. Environmental expert witnesses may consult on environmental science, water and waste treatment, toxicology, and environmental assessment. Flint, MI, is front and center in the national news with a state of emergency due to lead in the city’s tap water. On November 13, 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed by four Flint families on behalf of Flint citizens. Charged with personal injury and property damage are the state of Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder, and the city of Flint over alleged negligence in the Flint water crisis. The Natural Resources Defense Council states that officials knew of the risks involved with transferring the city’s water supply from Lake Huron to the contaminated Flint River, yet proceeded.

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Does Pathology Expert Witness Testimony Meet Daubert Standards?

Does Pathology Expert Witness Testimony Meet Daubert Standards?

The Georgia Supreme Court will rule on whether to overturn a 2010 verdict against the textile company Scapa Dryer Fabrics Inc. Scapa made fabric containing asbestos and was ordered to pay the largest asbestos personal injury verdict in Georgia history. Plaintiff Roy Knight did sheet metal work in the Scapa plant between 1967 and 1973 and suffers from mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure is the only known cause for the deadly cancer.

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Forensic Psychology Expert Witness & Philip Chism Case

Forensic Psychology Expert Witness & Philip Chism Case

Forensic psychology expert witness Dr. Robert Kinscherff testified in the murder trial of 16-year-old Philip Chism. Chism was found guilty of first degree murder, rape and armed robbery of his teacher Colleen Ritzer. After reviewing school records, the crime scene, and the woods behind Danvers High School where the teacher’s body was found, Dr. Kinscherff opined that Chism was not mentally ill when he killed Ritzer in 2013.

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The Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness

The Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness

What skills does a forensic psychiatrist have? The forensic psychiatrist is a medical doctor with added training as a psychiatrist as well as special training and experience in applying psychiatric knowledge in the legal system. As the US population ages, psychiatrists are increasingly asked to render opinions regarding an elder person’s mental capacity to make legal decisions. As expert witnesses, forensic psychiatrists testify in a will or trust contest involving claims of lack of capacity.

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Psychology Expert Witness On Forgotten Baby Syndrome

Psychology Expert Witness On Forgotten Baby Syndrome

Psychology expert witness Dr. David Diamond testified for the defense in the trial of a mother accused of leaving her five-month old in a hot car. The mother, Wakesha Ives, faces a negligent homicide charge after she left her baby in the car while she was working.

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Cardiovascular Epidemiology Expert Witness Aids In Pfizer Win

Cardiovascular Epidemiology Expert Witness Aids In Pfizer Win

Cardiovascular epidemiology expert witness Dr. Stephen E. Kimmel opined in the Philadelphia state court lawsuit brought against the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. Dr. Kimmel wrote that one of the two independent studies the plaintiffs used was incorrect and did not show Zoloft increases the risk of heart defects in newborns. Judge Mark Bernstein granted summary judgment to Pfizer and dismissed the case.

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Criminology Expert Witness On Alleged False Confession

Criminology Expert Witness On Alleged False Confession

Richard Leo, a professor of psychology and law at the University of San Francisco, testified in the case against Tim Jimerson in the1992 murder of Toni Spicer. The defense argued that a false confession was made during police interrogation. The psychology expert witness is the Hamill Family Professor of Law and Social Psychology at USF and has written numerous empirical articles and books on the practice and psychology of police interrogation, false confessions, and the wrongful conviction of the innocent.

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Expert Witness Allowed In Case v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Expert Witness Allowed In Case v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

In Linda Fishbain and David Fishbain v. Colgate-Palmolive Co., et al., Judge Ana Viscomi is allowing the plaintiff’s expert witness to testify for the mesothelioma victim. The Middlesex County proceeding will consider whether two cosmetic talcum powder products caused the plaintiff’s mesothelioma. Fishbain alleges that the products she used in for twenty years were contaminated with asbestos.

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