Toxicology Expert in Groundwater Contamination

Case Description:

A toxicology expert in groundwater contamination was needed for a toxic tort case involving chlorinated solvents, especially trichloroethylene, TCE, and perchlorethylene, PCE. The defendants operated a business which used chlorinated solvents, including trichloroethylene and perchlorethylene, in its degreasing process. A toxicology report by the US Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, revealed these chemicals had been detected in the groundwater in the area. Plaintiffs sought economic damages from the improper use and handling of TCE and PCE which led to groundwater contamination.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a toxicology expert in groundwater contamination familiar with the industry standard of care with regard to the use of chlorinated solvents such as TCE and PCE. The expert was requested to be familiar with the use of groundwater transport modeling to calculate water quality parameters.

Experts Presented:

  • Polymer Chemistry

    This toxicology expert has over 20 years experience in research and development with chemicals and advanced engineering with specialized expertise in hazardous materials and environmental technology. He is the author of six patents and over 70 technical publications on topics such as product and process defects, chemical accidents, the standard of care in handling chemicals, new materials, medical products and vapor emissions. This expert received his B.S. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.IMS Reference #4977989

  • Groundwater

    This expert in groundwater has provided expert services as the lead groundwater and water treatment consultant in multiple toxicology cases including one that involved TCE, PCE and chrome contamination of groundwater supply and the health effects of long-term exposure. He developed a defensible groundwater modeling approach for determining the historical concentrations of various chemicals in drinking water wells. He is a professional civil engineer and has performed soil and groundwater transport modeling for numerous cases. As an expert witness he has been deposed over forty times and provided testimony at trial four times. This expert received his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering.IMS Reference #4977947

  • Toxicology

    This expert toxicologist has extensive experience in the toxicology of a number of specific chemicals, including perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, methyl chloroform, and methylene chloride, as well as solvents (benzene, toluene, xylene), asbestos, graphite and man-made fibers and plastics monomers. She received her Masters Degree in Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and is a certified toxicologist. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology as well as a Board Certified Forensic Examiner with a specialty in medical record review and analysis in toxicology.IMS Reference #4993481

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