Product Design Expert in Warning Labels

Case Description:

A product design expert knowledgeable of warning labels was needed for a failure to warn product liability case. The plaintiff, an auto mechanic, was allegedly struck in the head while using a spring compression tool manufactured by the defendant. The defendant shipped the tool with suggested warnings. Plaintiff's expert reported that the warning needed to appear on the tool itself as a warning label.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find a product design expert with knowledge of warning labels and tools used in the auto industry who could opine on normal and customary design practices for usage warnings, including where warnings should be located and what information they should include.

Experts Presented:

  • Product Design Expert

    This product design expert offers consulting services on safety in product design to manufacturers, government agencies and attorneys. His research interests include product safety, occupational safety, and occupational biomechanics. He has directed safety standard programs for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. His work for OSHA included overseeing a team of engineers and safety specialists who produced warning labels standards and other safety measures for several industries. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering with a specialty in ergonomics. IMS Reference #1513944

  • Ergonomic Design Expert

    This ergonomic design expert has experience in all phases of the analysis, design, and evaluation of human-product interactions. His areas of specialization include product evaluation, risk analysis, warning labels, and product design and safety. This expert has extensive experience developing training programs, conducting seminars and workshops, and providing litigation support. His objective is to help clients design safe products that can be easily and effectively used by the people who install, operate, or maintain them. IMS Reference #150806

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Industry: All, Product Liability