Occupational Health Expert in Environmental Exposure

Case Description:

An occupational health expert was sought to consult on a worker's compensation claim alleging environmental exposure to fiberglass, acetone, and styrene. The claimant was employed as a heavy equipment operator who delivered supplies to various areas of the manufacturing facility. He developed a pulmonary disease and claimed that the environmental exposure to chemicals in the workplace was the cause of his health problems.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an expert in occupational health to advise regarding the current state of scientific and medical evidence regarding the chemicals involved and their potential health effects. The client requested that the expert be knowledgeable of occupational health standards and workplace exposure risks associated with fiberglass, acetone, and styrene.

Experts Presented:

  • Occupational Health

    This occupational health expert is a professor of environmental medicine and a practicing physician. He is also a researcher in epidemiologic studies of the relationship between elevated levels of inhaled pollutants and respiratory morbidity. He has done work with fiberglass and has done research on toluene, which is similar to styrene in its toxic effects. He received his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth and his Doctor of Medicine from Tufts Medical School. He is an experienced expert witness who has given depositions and trial testimony. IMS Reference #3849942

  • Toxicology

    This toxicology expert in experienced in occupational health issues and is currently a Research Medical Officer with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine and has extensive experience in pulmonology and toxicology. He has previously worked with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Centers for Disease Control. His work has focused primarily on respiratory disease and the effects of environmental exposure to airborne toxins. IMS Reference #3854351

  • Environmental Health

    This occupational health expert is a professor at a major university where he is involved in graduate-level teaching and research in occupational and environmental health. His primary research involves the relationship between chemical exposure and disease and the development of methods for assessing human exposures to toxic chemicals. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the British Occupational Hygiene Society, and the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene. This expert earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Hygiene and his Master of Science in Public Health. IMS Reference #3806233

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