Drowning Expert Witnesses
Drowning expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on drowning. The drowning expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Aquatics Safety, Emergency Medicine, Maritime, Orthopedic Surgery, Risk Management, Slip Trip & Fall, and Sports Medicine.
Capt. David G. BaconSanta Barbara, California
Maritime, Slip Trip & Fall - boat, boating, ship, yachts, seaworthiness, captain, crew responsibilities, marine electronics, navigation, equipment failure, vessel collision, damage, sinking, drowning, vessel operations, safety, sport fishing, charter boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP, surfboard, marina safety, marina operations
Captain David G. Bacon, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed vessel captain, is available as an expert witness on cases involving; boating accidents, slip & falls, personal injuries, issues of responsibilities and liabilities aboard vessels and on gangways and docks and piers, drowning and vessel grounding or sinking. Passenger interaction and education is an area where many liabilities are generated and I can help with those issues. I have served as a vessel charter captain for 30 years, specializing in; crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice, passenger safety orientation, boating accidents, slip & fall, seaworthiness, marine electronics, navigation and rules of the road, expert report writer and public speaker. During that lengthy career I have had no accident or injury claims because I am a diligent seafaring professional and I know what dangers to look for and remedy before they cause problems. I drove passenger buses and vans for 2 years with no accidents nor inj...
Stephen Leatherman, PhD Aquatic Accidents GroupMiami, Florida
Aquatics Safety, Risk Management - Drowning, Rip Currents, Beach Safety, Lifeguards, Swimming Accidents, Diving Accidents, Aquatic Accident Reconstruction, Swimming Pools.
The Aquatic Accidents group provides expert investigation of accidents involving water bodies. We provide expert consultation in drownings, swimming and diving accidents, beach safety and lifeguards, rip currents, and more. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman has over 25 years of experience in consulting and expert witness investigations and has provided expert testimony for the U.S Senate and U.S. House of Representatives 11 times. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman is a tenured, full professor of coastal science in the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University. Dr. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) has authored or edited 20 books and National Academy reports including National Geographic Field Guide to the Water’s Edge; Dr. Beach’s Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents, & More Before Going in the Water; America’s Best Beaches; Sea Level Rise: Causes and Consequences; Cape Cod: From Glaciers to Beaches. He has authored over 200 journal article...
Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH Surf Emergency Resources, LLCJacksonville, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Emergency Medicine, Drowning, Submersion, Lifeguarding, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, Water Safety, drowning resuscitation
I am an academic emergency physician in Florida with a focus in pre-hospital medicine. My primary areas of research and teaching are drowning resuscitation, drowning physiology, and water safety. I have an extensive background in open water lifesaving and teach nationally and internationally on drowning prevention, drowning resuscitation, and lifeguarding; additionally I have been involved in numerous national and international guideline publications. I have published numerous papers and book chapters on these topics and collaborate with an international network of drowning researchers. Within the hospital, my interests are critical care and trauma. I have been providing expert witness services specific to drowning physiology, resuscitation, and water safety since 2018.
Peter G Wernicki, MD Pro SportsVero Beach, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Orthopedic Peer Review, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopy, Fractures, Elbow Surgery, Case/Chart Review, IMEs, Ankle Surgery, Water Safety, Drowning, Lifeguarding
23 yrs experience with IMEs, chart/case reviews, depositions, and testifying as a sports medicine and orthopedic expert. SEAK trained. Also a national and international expert in water safety, lifeguarding and drowning.
Trevor A Sherwood, II POOL OPERATION MANAGEMENTBrick, New Jersey
Aquatics Safety, Risk Management - Pools, Swimming Pools, Water Death, MSDS, Drowning, Drowning Investigations, Drowning Prevention, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires, Chemical Hazards, Chemical Incompatabilities, Chemical Product Safety, Chemical Risks, Chemical Spills, Chlorine, Hazardous Chemical Reactions, Hazardous Chem.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Garden State Scholar PHTA Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Instructor Certification PHTA Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) Certification PHTA Certified Pool Operator & Inspector PHTA Advanced Service Technician (AST) Instructor PHTA Certified Building Professional (CBP) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Service Professional (CSP) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Service Technician Instructor (CST) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Maintenance( Specialist (CMS) & Course Instructor PHTA Certified Building Professional (CBP) Review Course Instructor PHTA Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO) & Instructor PRPS Swimming Pool Pesticide Instructor Certification Pool & Spa Heater Service Training, Pool and Spa Electrical Qualification Training OSHA's Competent Person Training Lead instructor for NESPA VGB training team granted by CPSC Assisted NJ and MA State Bathing Code Development Train NJREHS on Water Chemistry and Pool Inspections PHTA-1 ...
Andrea P. Zaferes Lifeguard SystemsShokan, New York
Aquatics Safety - SCUBA, Diving, Drowning, Drowning Homicide
With 36 years teaching thousands of recreational and professional divers worldwide, Andrea Zaferes is a noted author and public speaker who developed with Walt “Butch” Hendrick ground breaking diving and aquatic death investigation programs including Oxygen Administration, Field Neurological Evaluation, Leadership-Level Rescue, and Aquatic Abuse, Death, and homicide Investigation. She is a recipient of the DAN Rolex and Beneath the Sea Diver of the Year Awards for Diving Education and Safety, and several awards from the National Association of Underwater Instructors. Andrea, a medicolegal death investigator, is familiar with the handling of aquatic cases from the scene to the courtroom. She trains law enforcement, medical examiners/coroners, forensic pathologists, dive teams, domestic violence and trafficking crime workers, medical personnel, and jurisprudence members to recognize, document, and investigate homicide, death, assault, and abuse cases that involve drowning, aquatics,...
Andrew Nathanson, MD, FACEP, FAWMBristol, Rhode Island
Emergency Medicine, Aquatics Safety - Intubation, MI, Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Appendicitis, Epidural abscess, Aortic dissection, DVT, Pulmonary Embolism, Ischemia,Testicular Torsion, Fracture, Ectopic Pregnancy, head trauma, emergency trauma, Intracranial Hemorrhage. Wilderness medicine, Drowning, Sailing injuries, Surfing injury.
I am a Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1994. I am a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, working full-time clinically at 2 at hospitals for the last 28 years. One, a busy urban academic trauma center, the other a community hospital. I attended Ivy league College and am professor at an Ivy league medical school. Over my career I have been: Director of Quality Assurance, Chair of Morbidity and Mortality conference, served on the BOD, led a Medical School course, served on Peer-Review committees for insurance companies, taught hundreds of Emergency Medicine Residents, and been recipient of numerous teaching and research awards. I have been a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Medicine since 1997. I lecture nationally on Error Reduction in emergency medicine, and internationally on Wilderness Medicine topics and have been a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) since 2013 . I am the author of over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, a book, and ...