Obesity Expert for Fast Food Product Liability

Case Description:

An obesity expert was needed for a fast food product liability case. The plaintiffs were a group of people who consumed meals from the defendant, a fast food chain, on a recurring basis. The plaintiffs alleged that the consumption of food prepared by the defendant led to obesity. They claimed that the fast food chain failed to disclose that the use of additives made its food less healthy than represented, gave the false impression that its food is nutritious through its advertisements, and deceptively represented that it would provide nutritional information.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an expert knowledgeable in the causes of obesity. The expert needed to be an obesity research physician, an MD treating obese patients, or have a Ph.D. with academic and industry experience in nutrition and obesity. The expert would be asked to write a report and testify in deposition and at trial on the multi-factorial causes of obesity.

Experts Presented:

  • Obesity Expert

    This obesity expert is an MD, board certified in pediatrics and neonatal medicine, as well as a licensed attorney. She has lectured extensively on nutrition and served as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration. She authored an article on the health risks of obesity and how obesity is multi-factorial in etiology. She is an experienced expert witness, having testified in deposition and at trial. IMS Reference #5014950

  • Childhood Obesity Expert

    This childhood obesity expert has studied the biological basis of obesity for more than 20 years. He is experienced in the medical and economic implications of the obesity epidemic and the prevention of childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases. He has designed and conducted numerous studies that address the genetics of obesity and prevention of obesity and diabetes. He is a board certified pediatrician and pediatric endocrinologist. IMS Reference #5014939

  • Eating Behavior Expert

    This eating behavior expert is the director of an obesity research center. She has over 30 years of experience in psychology, human development, and nutritional science. Her research investigates the control of food intake, eating behavior, and obesity. She has an AB, AM, and Ph.D. in Psychology and has deposition testimony experience. IMS Reference #5014951

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