AQUATICS EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-008835
This expert has a company dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management. In that regard, they develop educational curricula in Lifeguard Operations and Management, Aquatics Safety and Drowning Prevention, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue, and conduct this training both nationally and internationally for the Public Safety and Rescue, as well as the Lifeguard and Aquatic Recreation Sectors. In addition, this expert serves ...
Expert Witness: E-009724
This expert specializes in the raising and selling of koi fish. She is the owner of a Koi farm in the midwest and has held the title for almost 8 years. She earned her BA in Science Communications from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She has been in the aquatic industry for many years, having served as the President/Owner of Skippers Choice Marine Supply and the VP Marketing and Sales of Lakeside Marina.
Expert Witness: E-008803
This expert currently currently serves as Professor and Academic Chair of the Physical Education Department at a community college in New York. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Men's Lacrosse at Suffolk County Community College. This expert is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector by the National Recreation and Park Association. He currently serves on the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities committee with American ...
Expert Witness: E-005863
This expert has over 13 years of experience as a program director, for non profit, municipal and private sectors. He is very knowledgeable of the regulations and bylaws of recreational facilities although they may differ depending on the province. Additionally, he is currently the Executive Director of the health club in Ontario, overseeing all services and programs.
Expert Witness: E-011163
This expert currently serves as Professor / Chair of Health & Physical Education at a SUNY institution. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Men's Lacrosse at SUNY. This expert is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) by the National Recreation and Park Association. He is a voting and attending member of the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities committee with American Society for Testing and Materials International ...

AQUATICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Duck Boat Capsizes Killing Young Child AQUATICS Expert Case

Duck Boat Capsizes Killing Young Child

This case involves a ‘duck boat’ accident in South Carolina. Before leaving the dock, the tour group was told that the boat would remain in designated “no-wake zones” to avoid choppy waters. About 40 minutes into the tour, the boat entered an area of open  …

Lack Of Aquatic Safety Signage Causes Diving Accident AQUATICS Expert Case

Lack Of Aquatic Safety Signage Causes Diving Accident

This case involves a 12-year-old girl who visited a local beach. She walked out to the end of a jetty that was adjacent to a designated swimming area and dove head first into the water. The water was too shallow for diving and the girl hit her head. As a r …

Drainage Pumps Release Toxic Volume Of Chemicals Into Swimming Pool AQUATICS Expert Case

This case involves an elderly woman with a history of pulmonary fibrosis who was swimming in a private pool at her retirement community. At 5:37 am while the woman was swimming, the entire reservoir of chemicals was pumped into the pool through the jets. …

Competitive Swimmer is Paralyzed During Swim Practice AQUATICS Expert Case

Competitive Swimmer is Paralyzed During Swim Practice

This action sports case involves a male college student in Indiana who participated in his school’s division III swim team, under the guidance and supervision of his coach. On the date of the incident in question, he was instructed to practice starting d …

Aquatics Safety Expert Discusses Towable Water Tube Accident AQUATICS Expert Case

This case involves injury sustained by riders on a towable water tube in Oregon. At the time of the incident in question, the plaintiff was riding on the tube, which was tied to the back of the boat, along with his wife. As the two were holding on to the h …

Teenager Suffers Serious Injuries in Boating Accident at Summer Camp AQUATICS Expert Case

This extreme sports case involves a teenage guest at a summer camp in southern Florida who was seriously injured while on a water skiing outing with camp staff. The boat that was used to conduct the trip was operated by two members of the camp’s staff, n …

Water Park Guest Becomes Seriously Ill Due to Inadequate Water Treatment AQUATICS Expert Case

This case involves a female child who became seriously ill with a gastrointestinal infection after swimming at the Defendant water park. The day before the child visited the park with her family, records kept by the Defendant facility noted that a recent  …

Woman Injured by Blind Patient in Rehabilitation Facility AQUATICS Expert Case

Woman Injured by Blind Patient in Rehabilitation Facility

This case takes place in Wisconsin and involves a patient at a rehabilitation facility who was run over by another patient with a large walker. Before the incident, the plaintiff had physical and cognitive disabilities – as well as a broken leg – and atte …

Lifeguards Allegedly Fail to Rescue Drowning Woman At Water Park AQUATICS Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female who drowned at a water park.  The decedent was swimming with her young children, holding onto a rope that is attached to a dock with buoys hanging along them. On the dock was a stand with a lifeguard. The decedent was  …

Swimming pool expert witness advises on death at resort swimming pool AQUATICS Expert Case

A swimming pool expert witness advises on a case involving a resort guest who suffered a cardiac event while swimming in a hotel pool. The decedent slid under water. Security personnel responded and attempted to resuscitate the man, but he died. The cause  …