David G. Gossman, BS, MS, CFEI, FAIC Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Chemistry & Chemicals and Fire

Specialty Focus: Analytical Chemistry, Explosions, Forensic Fire Analysis, Chemical Accident Investigation, Fire & Explosions, Hazardous Materials, Chemical Fires, Fire Origin & Cause, Toxic Chemical Exposure, Environmental, Fire Investigations, Waste Management

Education: MS, Michigan State University; BS, Michigan State University; BS (1st two years), Hanover College

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 6

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Gossman Forensics provides expert technical assistance to counsel in litigation involving fires and explosions, chemical and environmental forensics, hazardous waste, hazardous materials, regulatory compliance, incidents at hazardous waste facilities and injury or chemical exposure claims due to hazardous materials or hazardous operations. Expert review and opinions on patents related to the above fields is also provided. Incidents routinely occur as a result of poorly designed or executed maintenance procedures including: * Hiring and training practices * Laboratory methods * Sales and marketing strategies * Ambiguous or conflicting regulations Proper analysis of these potential causes requires both technical and operational expertise. Gossman Forensics has the technical background and the needed communication skills to explain the science behind what happened and the real life operational experience to explain why it happened. Incidents that prompt litigation do not just happen, they occur as the result of a string of decisions that can date back to the initial facility design. Even a badly written regulation may contribute to the eventual incident. David has worked on cases from aerosol can explosions and house fires to complex chemical industry and transport accidents involving multiple fatalities and injuries with losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Put this experience on your case to really understand what happened.