Environmental Medicine Expert in Workplace Exposure

Case Description:

An environmental medicine expert was requested for a product liability suit involving construction materials. Plaintiff claimed that workplace exposure to wood dust from pressure treated lumber in the construction industry caused him to develop a cancerous tumor. Plaintiff sought economic damages from the manufacturers and retailers of pressure treated lumber for failing to disclose potential health hazards from long term exposure to wood dust.

IMS ExpertServices provided environmental medicine experts to consult on industrial hygiene issues relevant to the construction industry and specifically to wood dust. The expert was needed to report on workplace exposure levels, particulate sizes, and toxic substances or hazardous materials the plaintiff would have been exposed to during his career in the construction industry.

Experts Presented:

  • Toxicology Expert

    This expert in environmental medicine has more than 25 years of experience as a toxicologist. He has been an independent toxicologist for the past 15 years. In his current position he regularly makes toxicology assessments involving workplace exposure to toxic substances. He also advises on regulatory initiatives, environmental compliance, and disposal of toxic chemicals. He is uniquely qualified for this case as he co-authored an article on exposure to pressure-treated wood dust and conducted a study on the topic of workplace exposure to wood dust for the construction industry. IMS Reference #2860135

  • Environmental Medicine Expert

    This environmental medicine expert specializes in inhalation toxicology and has studied heavy metals exposure. A researcher with a major university's Department of Environmental Medicine, his research addresses the epidemiology of pulmonary diseases in relation to the effects of environmental and occupational air pollutants. He has published numerous articles addressing workplace exposure levels, particulate sizes, and toxic substances or hazardous materials. This expert received his Ph.D. in Toxicology from MIT. He has acted as an expert witness in the past. IMS Reference #287981

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