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 Expert  727023

Expert in Causation Analysis, Product Safety, and Litigation Support


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maine (ME)
USA
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Expert is board certified in Toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology, the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and is a recognized expert in toxicology in France and the European Community. He is also certified in regulatory affairs and sits on Editorial Boards of major Toxicology publications and has over one hundred peer reviewed publications. He has a Masters of Science from Northeastern University and a PhD from Rutgers University. His expertise includes over 40 years of experience as a research chemist and/or a consulting toxicologist for numerous prestigious institutions and laboratories in the nation.

While Expert has been president and principal toxicologist of his firm for the past 25 years, he has offered independent consulting services providing litigation support for both the plaintiff and defense in matters related to causation.

He has participated in cases involving solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE) and benzene, welding fumes, heavy metals such as hexavalent chromium, lead, arsenic, manganese and nickel, pesticides such as methyl parathion, lindane, chlorpyrifos, and diazinon, prescription and OTC drugs such as Baycol, Vioxx, phenylpropanolamine (PPA) and other Ephedra alkaloids, Pantopaque and Fen-Phen, industrial chemicals such as creosote, PCB's, dioxins, arsenic, PVC and vinyl chloride monomer, irritant gases such as chlorine, ammonia, and sulfur dioxide, hazardous waste sites, alcohol (DUI), illicit drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines and marijuana, tobacco smoke and breast implants, among others.

He has been involved heavily in health/exposure assessment surveys of large populations including sampling of blood, urine, and hair and has organized efforts and experts to address the complex problems of mass tort litigation.

His experiences include assessing and analyzing medical device regulations and understanding the mechanics of preparing the INDs and NDs and FDA regulations. He is involved in communicating toxicology to the general public using the media as well as educational programs.

As an expert in chemical toxicology, Expert has experience reviewing laboratory site and determining whether or not a laboratory qualifies to be certified and/or should continue to be certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

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air-pollutant human health effect

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causation analysis

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chemical contaminant

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chemical exposure

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chemical irritant

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chemical safety

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combustion toxicology

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forensic toxicology

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in vitro toxicology

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medical causation

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polymer toxicology

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radiation toxicology

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reproductive toxicology

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small animal toxicology

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toxic chemical

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toxic substance

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toxicological hazard

Expert has been continuing his education on the principles of toxicology as well as on the advances in toxicology to expand his expertise. He has knowledge on common toxicology issues involving inhalation toxicology, immunotoxicology, dermatotoxicology, neurotoxicology, metal toxicology, respiratory tract toxicology, various classes of agents and the development of toxicology.

His educational experiences include understanding the methodology and protocols involved in practical toxicology including sensory system toxicology, epidemiology for toxicologists, target organ toxicology, and practical approaches to various conditions in toxicological assessments. He is familiar with the fundaments of risks assessments and application of recent methodologies to difficult problems often seen in practical toxicology. He is also knowledgeable on the web references for toxicologists and how to perform database and information research using new technologies in science and toxicology. He can recognize various design, evaluation, interpretation and risk assessments of reproductive toxicological testing.

Because Expert has been continuing his education in the field of toxicology since 1980, his expertise includes both the historical aspect of toxicology including the development and basics of toxicology as well as the most recent, novel techniques and advancement in the field. He understands and is familiar with the risks of new technology in the field as well as the problems, perceptions and practice of the most recent advancements. He is familiar with ethical issues that occur within the field as well as new and old regulations regarding chemicals and alcohol toxicity within the court system. He is also comfortable with medical device regulations in both Europe and North America.

METAL TOXICOLOGY: He has knowledge on genetic susceptibility, the diagnosis and related biology indices regarding metal toxicology.

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applied toxicology

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alcohol toxicology

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chemical toxicology

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clinical toxicology

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dermatotoxicology

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inhalation toxicology

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toxicology

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neurotoxicology

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heavy metal toxicity

Expert served on several groups within the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee, focusing much of his time on the assessment of occupational safety and health. More specifically, his activities include the assessment of toxicological effects of various chemicals for the purpose of assigning levels of exposure that would be considered safe within the occupational environment. He has made contributions to the content and interpretation of the toxicology literature and has been involved in the process of implementing and setting occupational exposure limits of the various chemicals through extensive discussions. The chemicals considered were: carbon disulfide, insoluble Chromates, methoxy ethanol, asbestos, Ozone, styrene, and amorphous silica. He also served as chairman of the Sub-Committee on Toxicology and Medicine and was involved in the core physical exam committee. He analyzed material safety data sheets, reported by the various committees and was a member of the Hazard Communications group.
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occupational toxicology

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industrial toxicology

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industrial chemical toxicology

His experience with ozone includes working as a consulting toxicologist with an airline flight attendant union for two years. He was involved in the process of assessing the risk of exposure to ozone on flight attendants on overseas flights. He also analyzed the effect of exercise on both exposure and symptoms observed in overseas flights.He is recognized for his extensive contributions and publications on his critical reviews of occupational exposure to ozone and ozone toxicology. This factor was the major reason why his expertise was requested and sought after for this particular case.

In 1979, the House of Representatives sub-committee appointed Expert as a member of the expert committee on the case regarding the investigation of the toxicology of ozone related to in-flight exposure. Expert was sought after for his extensive knowledge on health requirements and the standard practice of safety related to occupational exposure to ozone to provide a testimony on the case. He argued that acute respiratory distress and the assessment of effects on reproductive parameters and chromosomal abnormalities were directly related to ozone exposure and dose, resulting in short and long-term health effects particularly lung pathology, reproductive implication, biochemical responses and chromosomal alteration. His testimonial insights resulted in a legislation passed by the United States Congress to limit in-flight exposure to ozone. It required airlines to install catalytic converters to limit ozone concentrations in cabin-supplied air. The legislation is currently still enforced and practiced on international flights nationwide.

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ozone

Expert served as a consultant for the American Welding Society for four years. His duties were to write protocol for a complex series of studies concerning the inhalation of various welding fumes. He also audited and authorized all protocol amendments and deviations in the process. His recommendations set the price and laboratory selection of the various protocols he developed. The experiments are current implemented in various welding industries across the nation.
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arc welding

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welding fumes

Expert has experience as a consulting toxicologist investigating and commenting on a variety of toxicological problems regarding various consumers and environmentally related toxicological and contamination problems.

He was also involved in the structuring of the most cost efficient model used to cleanup an abandoned waste site. His involvement included setting up criteria used to assess and evaluate the relative hazard and toxicity of the chemicals at the waste site. His experience in 1983 provided him with several opportunities to serve as an expert witness for defendants in hazardous waste site cases. He has also been involved in several environmental and toxic tort litigation trials and has published extensively on the role of a toxicologist regarding environmental cases.

His experience in environmental toxicology also includes the agricultural aspect and environmental contamination. He has assessed and analyzed the degradation rate of various types of herbicide used in agricultural practices. He has also analyzed the effects of different herbicide residues on the water quality within wildlife refuges surrounding agricultural land. He has focused much of his studies on Magnacide H Herbicide and Acrolein.

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arsenic environmental effect

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benzene environmental effect

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chlorinated hydrocarbon environmental effect

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chromium environmental effect

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creosote environmental effect

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lead environmental effect

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lindane environmental effect

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manganese environmental effect

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mercury environmental effect

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polychlorinated dibenzofuran environmental effect

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vinyl chloride environmental effect

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environmental toxicology

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pesticide neurotoxic effect

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polychlorinated biphenyl environmental effect

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agent orange environmental effect

As a consultant for the National Institutes of Health, he is able to evaluate the safety of anti-infective agents used in medical practices. He is familiar with toxicology safety related to pharmacology studies for human pharmaceuticals, clinical pathology studies, particularly with biomarkers, and genomic studies. He is knowledgeable with the effects of toxic exposure on the molecular and cellular level, on the blood, respiratory tract, sensory system, growth factors (particularly concerning cytokines and toxicity), various organs, lymphoid tissues, and the reproductive system.

FOOD: Expert is knowledgeable about food and chemical toxicology, specifically on the effects of toxic substances and chemicals on the human body through the consumption of food and medication. He has studied the metabolism and distribution of the chemical Acrolein, specifically within certain types of milk and eggs. He also studied Acrolein activity in E. coli, the toxicity development of Acrolein and the carcinogenicity (ability to be a carcinogen) of Acrolein. He has some knowledge on the effects of Acrolein on the reproduction rates of rat species. Many of these studies have only been tested on rats and other animals, but can be observed in humans as well.

He is also familiar with the sub-chronic feeding of Ginsing extract and Carnauba Wax. He has investigated the effects of Carnauba Wax on the reproduction of rats.

ALCOHOL: Expert is familiar with intoxilyzer breath alcohol testing for lawyers in the courtroom.

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toxic chemical human health effect

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cigarette human health effect

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smoking human health effect

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tobacco smoke human health effect

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drug toxicology

Expert has served as a member of the Carcinogenesis and Risk Assessment Specialty committee in the Toxicology Society for the past 25 years. He served as a consultant for the National Cancer Institute, analyzing new cancer preventing agents. He is familiar with current concepts and mechanisms of carcinogenicity, particularly related to neurotoxicology. He is familiar with the effects of various carcinogens on DNA fragmentation and transformation in regards to the reproduction rodents. He has investigated the chemicals, cancer, risks and uncertainties of toxicology.
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carcinogenicity

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chemical carcinogenicity

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smoking human health effect

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tobacco smoke human health effect

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drug toxicology


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Maine.

Often requested
with this expert:

Toxicology, Cyanide, Toxic Metals, Environmental Health,...
Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Occupational...
Toxicology, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA...
Toxicology, Environmental Medicine, Biochemistry, Cancer...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   PhD   Organic Chemistry   Rutgers University  
1959   MS   Organic Chemistry   Northeastern University  
1953   BS   Chemistry   University of Massachusetts  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to

 

Expert's Firm

 


 

President and CEO

 

Expert is President, CEO and Principal Toxicologist at his consulting firm. He is not only responsible for running the company but does most of the consulting work related to Product Safety and Litigation Support.

1982 to 1984

 

Gulf South Research Institute

 

Life Sciences Division

 

Director

 

Expert directed this Toxicology and Cancer Research Laboratory comprised of over 125 people including a staff of Toxicologists and Pathologists. Designed and executed carcinogenesis studies for the National Cancer Institute and toxicology studies for a number of industrial clients.

1979 to 1982

 

Food and Drug Reseach Laboratories

 

Toxicology Division

 

Vice President and Director

 

Expert directed a staff of over one hundred Toxicologists, Pathologists and Technicians in the design and execution of numerous toxicology studies for industrial and government clients.

1969 to 1979

 

Xerox Corporation

 

Product Safety Department

 

Staff Toxicologist

 

Expert initiated a Product Safety effort to evaluate Xerox products. Designed and conducted air sampling studies as well as a significant number of toxicology studies on Xerox products and emissions from Xerox hardware.

1959 to 1969

 

American Cyanamid Company

 

Organic Chemicals Division

 

Senior Research Chemist

 

After receiving his Masters degree, Expert went to work as a research chemist for American Cyanamid and was promoted to Senior Research Chemist. He was awarded an Education Award to continue his studies at Rutgers and then returned to American Cyanamid to conduct organic chemicals research in the areas of battery depolarizers, and fiber reactive colorants.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Academy of Toxicological Sciences, European Society of Toxicology, American College of Toxicology, CTFA, Drug Information Association, International Soceity of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Society of Toxicology, AAMI, ASTM, Society for Biomaterials

Licenses/Certifications

Expert is board certified in Toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology, the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and also certified in regulatory affairs.

Professional Appointments

Expert current serves as the President of his consulting firm. He is a member of the Board of Directors for various toxicology-related associations. He is the Director of a life science department at his institute as well as the Vice President of a toxicology research laboratory. He also serves as a Consultant Toxicologist for various different organizations and was a Senior Research Chemist for 10 years immediately after receiving his Master of Science degree. He has held numerous other professional appointments including chairman of countless toxicology societies, committees and associations as well as a member of the Editorial Board for various journals in toxicology.

Awards/Recognition

American Cyanamid Educational Award, American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who, National Science Foundation Fellow, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, ACS, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the Executives and Professionals, Who's Who in the World


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has numerous publications in agricultural and food chemistry, environmental toxicology, contamination toxicology, drug and chemical toxicology and various other topics related to toxicology.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert served as a consultant in Toxicology for an international airline union for 3 years, providing and analyzing ozone toxicology and exposure on flight attendants on international flights. His expertise provided insight and testimonial support for a case that resulted in a legislation passed by Congress to minimize ozone exposure in all international airlines.
  • Expert has served as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health evaluating anti-infective agents.
  • Expert has been a consultant for the National Cancer Institute, analyzing and investigating new cancer prevention agents and approaches.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Exper expert for consulting on Chemical presence in materials.
  • Expert for consulting on Solvent Replacement.
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 testified in local, district, and Federal Courts all across the country and has also testified in Canada. His credentials have never been rejected in any court.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witnesses regarding cancer caused by arsenic on arsenic causing cancer litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on dioxane defamation in court proceedings in Hong Kong.
  • Expert for consulting on toluene chemical exposure.
  • Organic chemistry expert for consulting on Methamphetamine issues.
  • Methamphetamine expert expert for consulting on understanding and analysis of methamphetamine lab results.
  • Expert on Proposition 65 for consulting on trial involving lead contamination in soft drinks.
  • Hydrogen sulfide gas expert in for consulting on Hydrogen sulfide gas exposure defense case.
  • Hydrogen sulfide expert for consulting on H2S exposure precipitates asthma in a 5-year old.
  • Toxicologist for case involving para cresidine.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert's first 10 years in school was totally in French.

Market Research:
Expert has been providing Litigation Support and Product Safety Evaluation since 1984 and before in his positions at Gulf South Research Institute, Food and Drug Research Laboratories, and Xerox corporation.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has given education courses in the fields of Toxicology, Epidemiology and in Litigation support in a number of venues.


 

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