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 Expert  723343

Expert in Medical Pharmacology, Toxicology, Consulting Expert Witness

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
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Expert is a medical-legal consultant who specializes in cases that relate to drugs and drug pharmacology/toxicology. He has over 20 years of experience. Expert has experience in civil, criminal & administrative cases--both plaintiff and defense. Expert has been certified as an expert witness in the area of pharmacology/toxicology in both state and federal courts. Expert is available for general litigation support, medical record review, depositions, expert reports and trial testimony.

DUI/DWI Cases Expert has experience in DUI/DWI cases involving psychotropic drugs and alcohol with psychotropic drugs. For example, Expert recently documented a mechanism whereby the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin acts to increase the level of alcohol.

Shaken Baby Cases Expert has experience in 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' cases, relating to the pharmacology and physiology issues involved. For example, in many such cases, the cause of death is not shaking but is due to an abnormality in the pharmacology of vitamin C and/or vitamin K.

Drug Screen Cases Expert has been Certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers, which relates to the analysis of drug screens. For example, Expert worked on a case in a child custody setting, where one parent was accused of altering drug tests, which consistently were reported as 'dilute specimen.' After extensive investigation, Expert determined that the subject's drug screens were truly 'dilute' due to an undiagnosed medical disorder called diabetes insipidus. This case was central to changing the way this governmental agency treated such urine specimens in the future.

Medical-Malpractice Cases Expert has experience in medical malpractice cases that involve adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions, drug toxicology, etc. For example, Expert consulted on a Florida case where a patient was dispensed the wrong medicine by a pharmacy, leading to a severe drug reaction. Expert determined that the patient had undiagnosed liver porphyria, making him more susceptible to an adverse reaction to this drug (Pyridium--a urinary antiseptic). In this case, the plaintiff consulted Expert. The case was settled in favor of the plaintiff based on the strength of Expert's deposition.

Toxicology Cases Expert has experience in cases that involve toxicology issues. For instance, Expert has consulted on several motor vehicle accident cases involving cocaine and marijuana. Expert was able to use toxicological and pharmacokinetic methods to explain the time course of these chemicals in the body.

Expert can analyze the issue of improper drug selection as related to adverse drug reactions. Expert can analyze a medication regimen to look for the prescribing of improper drugs.






applied toxicology


drug screening


adverse drug reaction


drug toxicology


forensic medicine


forensic toxicology


medical malpractice evaluation


medical science




expert witness


diabetes insipidus


medical toxicology


alcohol related injury


driving under the influence testing


medical record review


malpractice claim

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Columbus, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  and Marietta, Georgia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   B.S. Pharmacy   Pharmacy   Auburn University   With Highest Honors
1983   M.D.   Medicine   University of Alabama  
2003   B.S. Law   Law   Saratoga University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1998 to






1987 to 1998


Private Practice


Physician, Elmore County, Alabama


1986 to 1987


Rural Health Initiative


Physician, Brundidge, Alabama


1983 to 1986


Internal Medicine Carraway Methodist Medical Center


Residency & Internship


Career Accomplishments:

Georgia Medical License; Alabama Medical License; Certified Medical Review Officer (Prior); Certified Independent Medical Center (Prior)

Professional Appointments

Candidate for coroner of Spalding County, Georgia 2004


Graduated first in class from the Auburn University School of Pharmacy (President's Award 1979); AMA Physician's Recognition Award 2003

Medical/Professional Internships

Internal Medicine Internship & Residency at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Rio Grande Valley Magazine  
 - Gem Publishing  
 - ACFE  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
to   Georgia State Public Defender's Office   Consulting Expert   Expert has been consulted by the Georgia Public Defender's Office as a medical consultant.
2004 to 2004   Federal Public Defender's Office   Medical Expert   Medical Expert

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has considerable experience in the analysis of the pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic aspects of a case involving drugs.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in marijuana testing to interpret gas chromatography and mass spectrometry post mortem blood tests.
  • Toxicology expert for consulting on reliability of post mortem toxicology results.
  • Toxicology expert witness atlanta georgia for consulting on toxicology.
  • Toxicology expert witness alabama for consulting on Alabama Federal Civil Rights Jail Death Case - Defense.
  • Assay expert for consulting on FAA/DOT drug testing EMIT and GC/MS.
  • Pharmacology expert for consulting on standards of care for pharmacists in malpractice case.
  • Expert in pharmacology for consulting on the reaction of the body to Ambien, and the affect of certain dosages on a person.
  • Misfilled prescription from adult dosage to child
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2004   Hong Kong   Expert has consulted on a medical malpractice case that occurred in Hong Kong, China.
2004 to 2004   Australia   Expert has collaborated with an Australian physician on a US case.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Medical Director Chemical Dependency Unit 1993-95 Clinical Drug Research at Southern Drug Research 1990-98


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