Product Liability Expert Witness

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Product liability 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 product liability. The product liability expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accounting, Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Business Damages, Business Valuation, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Employment, Engineering, Ergonomics, Forensic Science, Human Factors, HVAC, Independent Medical Examinations, and Industrial Hygiene.

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Michelle R Hoffman, MS Forensic Injury Analysis, LLC

Tempe, Arizona
Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering - Injury Analysis, Injury Causation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Child Seat Related Injuries, Use of Force Incidents, Helmet/Restraint Issues, Domestic Altercations, Falls from Heights, Product Liability, Diving Accidents, Backover/Runover Accidents, Aircraft Accidents, Personal Watercraft Accidents

Peter Crosby Biomedical Business Resources, LLC

San Juan Capistrano, California
Biomedical Engineering, Intellectual Property - Medical devices, commercially reasonable efforts, patent, intellectual property, product liability, corporate governance, licensing, strategy, inter partes review, theft of intellectual property
Peter Crosby has over 40 years experience in the medical device industry, and has been the CEO of six medical device companies, public and private, in 4 countries. He has served as a member of the Board of 12 companies, and is currently Chairman of the Board of three companies. He is an inventor of 38 issued US patents and foreign equivalents. His clinical domain and specialty experience includes otolaryngology, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, cardiac surgery, anesthesia, pain management, radiology and diagnostic imaging, in vitro diagnostic devices, orthopedic surgery devices, and oncology. His product experience includes cochlear implants, diagnostic ultrasound, mammography, implantable cardiac pacemakers and implantable defibrillators, in vitro diagnostics, LVAD (left ventricular assist device or artificial heart), implantable neurostimulator, patient monitoring and software. His business function experience includes research and development, clinical trials, regulatory appro...

Christopher M Daft, PhD River Sonic Solutions, LLC

San Francisco, California
Intellectual Property, Medical Devices - Imaging, Patent, Ultrasound, Electronics, Transducer, ASIC, MEMS, FDA, Signal Processing, DFSS, Regulatory, Integrated Circuit, Semiconductors, Biometric security, Ablation, Tomography, Parallel Computing, Minimally Invasive Surgical Guidance, Wearable Medical Device, Product Liability
Award winning, Oxford Educated scientist whose areas of expertise include medical imaging, electronics, semiconductors, medical devices, sensors, MEMS, signal processing and image processing. Dr Daft has deposition and trial testimony experience including ITC and PTAB matters. Extensive Intellectual Property experience including patent development, analysis, licensing, and litigation. Serial inventor who holds 25 U.S. Patents with several pending. Diverse industry experience including multi-nationals such as GE, Medtronic, Fujifilm, Samsung and Siemens as well as several start-ups. Well published. Winner of grants from National Institute of Health. Extensive international consulting experience. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Senior Member since 2004. Three years’ experience teaching electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois. Holds BA and MA in Physics from Oxford University as well as Doctorate from Oxford in Mate...

Dr. Kelly S Harvey, MS, DPT, TPS, CLCP, CFCE Comprehensive Health Mangement and Care LLC

Santa Monica, California
Physical Therapy, Life Care Planning - Trauma, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Burns, Pain Management, Defense Medical Exam, Functional Capacity Eval, Workman's Comp, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Life Care Planner, Catastrophic Case Management
Dr. Harvey completed her Master's Degree in Biokinesiology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. For her Masters Thesis, she was granted The George E. Miller Award for Outstanding Excellence in Medical Research from Columbia University in 1996. Upon graduation Dr. Harvey accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Southern California's Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy.  Her time at USC was spent practicing physical therapy in the acute, sub-acute and rehabilitation settings, teaching at the doctoral level and performing clinical research.  Dr. Harvey also spent two years training under and treating alongside world renowned critical trauma expert Dr. Demetrios Demetriades in the emergency room and operating room at County USC Medical Center. During her time at USC, Dr. Harvey was instrumental in revising nationwide therapeutic rehabilitation standards by establishing evidenced based protocols for patient care inthe orthopedic, neuro...

Athos C Macris A. C. Macris Consultants

Mystic, Connecticut
Human Factors, Ergonomics - Personal Injury, Product Liability, Safety analysis, Trip/slip and fall, Geriatric factors, Warnings & Labels, User interface/compatibility, Guarding/guard-railing, Product design analysis, Design Analysis, Task analysis, Human error analysis, Procedures and instructions compatibility
So what is Human Factors? Let us think about how people get hurt. Typically, people hurt themselves when they: • Misuse a product, • A product is poorly designed for the population it is intended to be marketed to, • People purposefully or unconsciously do not heed instructions warnings or directions, • Manufacturers take short cuts and in either design or manufacture of their products, or • People do not do what they are supposed to do in the context of making sure places where people work, travel and live are safe. I bet most of you are thinking – so what is the new news here? The news is that when people get hurt there are underlying reasons. Reasons that if corrected will prevent future injuries. A poorly designed or maintained stairway will most probably cause an injury, and if an elderly person, the chances are quite high that a serious injury will occur. We can demonstrate how the dynamics associated with ascending or descending a poorly configured stairway c...

Cindy L. Fisher, MA., CRC., IPEC, PVE. ABVE/D Vocational Concepts LLC.

Sarasota, Florida
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - Forensic Vocational Evaluation, Expert Testimony, Marital Dissolution, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wage Earning Capacity, Disability, Transferable Skills Analysis, Social Security Disability, ADA, School Accommodations, Disability Evaluations, Psychometric Testing.
Ms. Fisher is the owner and Director of Vocational Services at Vocational Concepts LLC. She has a staff of three master-level evaluators who work with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Fisher has been practicing 18 + years and holds outstanding credentials. She is a board-certified Diplomate through the American Board of Vocational Experts, she is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Professional Vocational Evaluator, and holds International Psychometric Evaluation Certification. Ms. Fisher is qualified as a Social Security Vocational Expert since 2013 and testifies in this capacity on a monthly basis. Ms. Fisher has worked with individuals having catastrophic injury, MVA, TBI, Combat Veterans, amputations, Learning Disabilities, and those with psychiatric or psychological diagnoses. She determines a person's capacity to work and to return to work. Ms. Fisher testifies in a variety of settings including Personal Injury, Family Law, Long Term Disability, Wo...

Daniel J. Hartwig, CSP, CIH General Health & Safety Services Corp.

Punta Gorda, Florida
Safety, Premises Liability - Slip, Trip & Fall, Personal Injury, Sidewalks and Speed Bumps, Stairs, Chemical Exposure, Noise, Product Liability, Machine Safety, Human Factors, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Mold
Daniel Hartwig, CSP, CIH is President of General Health & Safety Services Corp. and has provided safety counsel and expert witness testimony throughout the United States for over 40 years from offices in Wisconsin and Florida. Because of the wide variety of clients served, he has experience in many environments including retail stores, hotels, homes, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, hospitals and nursing homes, auto dealerships and many more. Being a premises safety expert, Mr. Hartwig performs investigations related to construction, operation, and maintenance of commercial premises, residential structures, and industrial facilities. The investigations involve site inspections and review of applicable standards. Based on the above information and review of the discovery material, he performs a root cause analysis of the accident, enabling him to provide a strong basis for his opinions. For product liability cases, he provides analysis of possible defects...

Silvio S. Reyes, Ph.D MTBM Global Rehabilitation

Decatur, Georgia
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Long Term Disability, ERISA, Matrimonial/ Divorce, Veterans Disability, TDIU, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Automobile Accidents, Soft Tissue Injuries, Medical Cost Projections

Charles M Yarborough, MD, MPH CYHealthAssociates, LLC

Bethesda, Maryland
Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine - Medical Epidemiology, Asbestos, Chrysotile, Lead, Occupational Disease, Causation, Independent Medical Examinations (IME), Toxic Tort, Impairment, Fraud, Product Liability, Toxicology, Case Review, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Healthy Life Expectancy, Risk Management
Charles Yarborough, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, CIME, is president of CYHealthAssociates, LLC, a health consulting and research firm based in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Yarborough is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and also in Occupational Medicine. Licensed in several states and DC, he continues to see patients for these areas of medicine at company and community clinics. For litigation support he writes expert reports and was deposed and has testified mostly in asbestos and lead matters. Dr. Yarborough is on the medical staff of Johns Hopkins hospital in Bethesda and Inova Alexandria Hospital. Before joining Lockheed Martin as medical director in 2007 until 2015, he was senior managing scientist in New York City for an international engineering and health consulting firm, a company physician, and a doctor in private practice. For years he was a part-time Chief Physician at the VA Health Care System and medical consultant to USDOL on medical causation. Dr. Yarborough is an elected ...

Thomas Bowman, PE Bowman Engineering, Inc.

Greenfield, Massachusetts
HVAC, Plumbing - Mechanical, HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Building Systems, Freeze Losses, Pipe Failures, Water Heating, Appliance Failures, Water Leaks, Combustion Equipment, Building Assessments, Damage Assessments, Cost Estimates, Energy, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Cooling, Process Systems, Product Liability
Licensed Professional Engineer: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, PA. Provided Forensic Engineering Services on hundreds of cases with a specific focus in the areas of Building Systems and Equipment, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Failure Analysis of Mechanical Systems and Components, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Energy Systems, Industrial Process Systems. Substantial experience in the Design and Manufacturing of Mechanical Systems and Components. Design and Operation of Energy Systems and Power Plants, including Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Energy. Also provide services in the areas of Project Management and Construction Administration for the entire duration of a project or on an interim basis, or for the purposes of Claim Damage Mitigation. Detailed knowledge of Construction Management Processes and Organizational Structure. U.S. Patent: 7,631,820 B2 Experienced Arbitrator for FINRA and Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

Robert C Hoffman Jr, PE, CFEI Creative Product Solutions, LLC

Coloma, Michigan
Products Liability, Engineering - fire, shock, burns, fire investigation, appliances, design, testing, codes, safety, failure analysis, product liability, warnings & labels,
Specialize in design for safety, force failure testing, and product litigation support for the consumer goods industry. Knowledge source in the US on appliance fires, with specific detailed knowledge on dryer fires and their causes. Qualifications: Registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan Certified fire and explosion investigator (CFEI) Master certified in design for safety Master certified in force failure testing Certified statistical blackbelt Member of the UL Standards Technical Panel for appliance codes related to clothes washers and dryers I worked in the consumer goods industry in appliances for over 28 years, which gave me the opportunity to serve on the dryer safety committee for the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), as well as work extensively with Underwriters Laboratory ( UL) and CSA. Recognized as a significant knowledge source in the US on dryer fires and their causes, I was instrumental in the development of the clothes dryer drum con...

James M. Miller, PE, PhD J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineering, Warnings & Labels - Accident Reconstruction, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical Hazards (Asbestos, Diacetyl, etc.), Explosions, Electrical, Environmental, Hazard Communication, Human Factors, Instructions, Labels, Warnings, OSHA, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Vapes and E-cigarettes, Battery Fires, Child Safety
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.) Miller Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering. Recently, Dr. Miller has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes". Dr. Miller has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety Enginee...

John D Agogliati III, CFA, ASA Marshall & Stevens, Incorporated

New York, New York
Business Valuation, Business Damages - business interruption, lost profits, lost value shareholder oppression, shareholder dissention, appraisal rights, product liability, legal malpractice, accountant malpractice, financial analysis
Mr. Agogliati began his valuation career in 1998 as a consultant in the valuation group of a ‘Big-4’ accounting firm. Prior to joining Marshall & Stevens, Mr. Agogliati was a member of the business valuation and litigation group of a New York based regional accounting firm for over 13 years; he co-led the group for the last six years of his tenure. Mr. Agogliati is currently the National Practice leader for the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Support Practice at Marshall & Stevens.

Jerry Birnbach, F.I.S.P., Assoc A.I.A. Jerry Birnbach LLC

Somers, New York
Slip Trip & Fall, Safety - retail accidents,store standard of care, slip and fall, trip and fall,display safety,merchandising,retail liability,ada regulations,product liability,design standard,retail liabilty,customer accidents,retail safety,retail industry standards,product shelf loading,showroom safety & design
Top 40 Retail Industry Leader per VMSD magazine Top 50 Retail Design Firm per VMSD Design awards for Store Design, Display Design, Marketing Licensing and Branding expertise (Target and Walmart Brands) Over 25 cases offering opinion reports in last three years Former Contributing Editor Display Design Ideas Former Juror Design Contest Store of the Future Design Firm Globalshop Industry Show Guest Speaker Trade Shows, Industry Conferences CV available www.retail-expert-witness com

Sargine Brutus, MD, MPH

New York, New York
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Medical Malpractice, EMT, Emergency Services, Disability Services, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Civil Battery, Defamation, Pharmaceuticals, Emergency Preparedness
I am a Board Certified actively practicing Emergency Medicine physician. I hold multiple state licenses and have been practicing for over 19 years. My experience ranges from clinical medicine to teaching residents and students to running Emergency Departments in the capacity of a Medical Director.

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Building Defects, Plumbing
Steven Pietropaolo has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Pietropaolo is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York, amongst many others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Forensic Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 30+ years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, human factors, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes and safety codes. He is an expert in investigating and opining on New York State Labor Law cases (§200, §240(1) and §241(6)) involving ...

Elliott H Rose, MD The Aesthetic Surgery Center

New York, New York
Plastic Surgery, Independent Medical Examinations - Burn Injuries, Catastrophic Burns, , Explosions, Dog Bites, Facial Trauma, Burns of the Hand, Scars, Facial Paralysis, Bell’s Palsy, Auto Accidents, Product Liability, Premise Liability, Industrial accidents, Independent Medical Examinations, Scar Assessment and Permanency, Future Medical Costs
Dr. Elliott Rose, a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon is currently Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical School and an attending surgeon at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr Rose’s international reputation in burn reconstruction, dog bite injuries and re-animation of the paralyzed face attracts patient from all over the world. He was voted by his peers as the Best Plastic Surgeon in New York City for "Corrective Facial Surgery” and is listed in the "New York Magazine Best Doctors" and "Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors.”. Dr. Rose has also appeared on ABC’s “20/20” and “Good Morning America”, NBC’s “Today Show”, “Entertainment Tonight”, Fox News Network, as well as numerous local news segments in NYC. Dr Rose is a member of numerous professional societies including the Aesthetic Society, the American Burn Association, and both the American and World Reconstructive Microsurgery Socie...

Andrew T Clark, CPA, CFE, CFF Meaden & Moore, LLP

Cleveland, Ohio
Accounting, Business Damages - Litigation Support, Loss of Profits, Economic Damages, Expert Witness Testimony, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Interruption, Inventory & Contents Claims, Employee Dishonesty, Construction Contract Analysis, Financial Motive, Subrogation, Extra Expenses, Product Liability, Fraud
With over twenty years of public accounting experience, Mr. Clark specializes in forensic accounting services for the legal and insurance profession. He has been designated as an expert and testified in Federal and State courts on a variety of matters including commercial insurance claim evaluations, contract disputes, loss of profits, personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability, and white collar crime. Mr. Clark has also been appointed as an Appraiser on a variety of commercial property insurance disputes. Mr. Clark’s experience spans a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, energy, hospitals, retail, hotel and hospitality, construction, agriculture, transportation, colleges and universities, restaurants, stadiums and theatres. He evaluates damages related to loss of profits, economic damages, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, financial motive, business interruption claims, inventory and contents claims, extra expense claims, employee dishonest...

Bradley N Plank, PE MME Forensic Consulting, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy - Product Liability, Failure Analysis, HVAC, Oilfield, Heavy Equipment, Cranes, Cables, Medical Devices, Plastics, Boilers, Water Heaters, Plumbing
Using his combination of mechanical and metallurgical (including plastics) experience and education, Mr. Plank provides forensic and consulting engineering services to attorneys, insurance professionals, and manufacturing companies. A registered engineer in Texas and 23 other states, his experience includes 32 years in manufacturing in the metals processing industries, 29 years performing failure analyses, and 26 years investigating claims. Mr. Plank has testified in a wide variety of matters including personal injury and property damage, in both state and federal court, and his testimony has never been excluded. Assignments have involved mechanical equipment, appliances, oil and gas transmission equipment, plumbing, HVAC, heavy equipment, machine tools, cranes and wire cables, manufacturing processes, and thermal processes, among many others.

Doug Rush, MSc., CIH, CSP, CHMM, SMS, OHST, REPA Scopus Consultants, Inc.

Cypress, Texas
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - Safety, Forensic Science, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, OSHA, Risk, Product Liability, Toxicology, Accident Reconstruction, Asbestos, Environmental, Hazmat, Chemical Exposure, Disaster Recovery, Ergonomics, Mold, Legionella, Products Liability, Pesticides, Covid Pandemic, Benzene
Summary of Experience I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Safety Management Specialist (SMS), EPA Nationally Qualified Asbestos Consultant, Licensed Asbestos Consultant in Texas, and OSHA Hazmat Qualified. My experience encompasses the leadership and management of teams of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) experts including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental engineers, medical doctors, nurses, and technicians in workplace incidents and exposures to industrial chemicals and substances such as asbestos, benzene, welding fumes, lead, mold, pesticides, among others. My accomplishments include participation as an expert forensic HSE investigator in legal proceedings including written and oral depositions and product liability cases. I am a hands-on, result driven HSE leader with unified technical, business, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. I p...

Deborah E Dickerson, PhD CIH CSP Dickerson Consulting LLC

Blacksburg, Virginia
Safety, Industrial Hygiene - Occupational injury, Occupational Illness, Product Liability, Premises Liability, OSHA, Worker's Compensation, Human Factors, Equipment Design, Respiratory Protection, Respiratory Illness, Chemical Exposures, Dust, Asbestos, Silica, Lead
I am an associate professor of safety engineering and human factors engineering and the Director of the Healthy Work Design Laboratory in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. I hold MS and PhD degrees in human factors/safety engineering and the certified safety professional (CSP) and certified industrial hygienist (CIH) credentials. I have over 25 years of experience in the fields of industrial hygiene and safety engineering: conducting incident investigations and designing safe work systems. From 1996 to 2007, I led a compliance organization responsible for conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with safety and health standards. I have 21 years of university teaching experience and have taught courses on occupational safety, industrial hygiene, designing for hazard control, risk control, and human factors engineering. My expertise is in the control of occupational health hazards and Prevention through Desi...

Khalid Sorensen, PhD

College Place, Washington
Engineering, Intellectual Property - Dynamics, Motion Control, Vibration, Segway, Product Liability, Robotics, Machine Vision, Sensors, Traction, Tire Mechanics, Cranes, Warnings
Eighteen years of experience developing and implementing mechatronic, motion control, and automation technologies. Founder of a motion-control technology company. The industry-recognized motion-control technologies were key drivers in the acquisition of his company 5 years after inception by a global leader in automation. Currently, Sorensen is CTO at a world-class supplier of large-scale automation, advanced manufacturing, and nuclear handling solutions. Responsibilities include providing technical oversight of critical projects; identifying and mitigating areas of high technical risk; leading in the creation of cutting-edge control, automation, and robotic technologies; directing R&D efforts; managing the business’ technology portfolio; and disseminating and facilitating the use of best-practice engineering methodologies. Adjunct Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he lectures on various engineering topics. These include: Dynamics, Advanced Controls...