BATTERY FAILURE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-119113
This expert has more than 23 years of experience in the battery industry. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and earned his graduate degree and doctorate from the University of Colorado, where his scholastic work focused on analytical chemistry and electrochemistry. At Optima Batteries a manufacturer of high power, spiral wound lead-acid batteries, he participated in many R&D projects, including one sponsored by GM and the ...
Expert Witness: E-071724
This expert specializes in electrical engineering issues, and has performed numerous investigations into fires caused/allegedly caused by electrical issues. His experience includes evaluation of electronics products and their failure modes to determine whether they adhered to relevant safety standards, including those established by Underwriters Laboratories and the Canadian Standards Association. He has also evaluated products and components for structural wiring ...

BATTERY FAILURE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Electrical Engineering Expert Testimony Found Reliable In Lithium Battery Fire Case BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

…  liability case, the plaintiffs alleged that a lithium-ion battery manufactured by the defendants caused a fire in their garage. The …  other purported flaws in the Russo methodology—e.g., the failure to rule out other possible causes—goes to the weight of the evidence, …

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Severe Burn Injury BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Severe Burn Injury

This case involves the unprompted explosion of an E-cigarette. A man who was walking outside in August with his E-cigarette in his back pocket began to feel a burning sensation on his leg. Suddenly, the E-cigarette exploded causing a hole in the plaintiff’ …

Defective Batteries Allegedly To Blame For E-Cigarette Explosion BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

This case involves an individual who was severely injured by an e-cigarette. The individual just finished smoking the e-cigarette outside of a local mall and placed the device into his front left pocket. After 10 minutes of walking in the mall, the  …

E-Cigarette Expert Discusses Battery Explosion BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

E-Cigarette Expert Discusses Battery Explosion

…  that the shop assembled for them with a specific type of battery. Following the explosion, it was discovered that another battery had been put into the e-cigarette, different from the type originally …

Electronic Cigarette Batteries Spontaneously Explode in Woman’s Pocket BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

This case involves a middle aged female ex-smoker who purchased extra lithium ion batteries for an e-cigarette. The batteries were manufactured by a company in China, and were specifically marketed as being compatible with the Plaintiff’s electronic cigare …

Lithium-Ion E-Cigarette Battery Explodes, Causes Severe Burns BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

Lithium-Ion E-Cigarette Battery Explodes, Causes Severe Burns

…  severe burns on her leg when an e-cigarette lithium battery exploded. The woman had recently purchased a new battery for her electronic cigarette, which was marketed and sold specifically …

E-Cigarette Battery Explosion Causes Significant Leg Injuries BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

This case involves a plaintiff in Illinois who was injured when e-cigarette batteries in the pocket of his pants exploded. On the date of the incident in question, the plaintiff had been driving for several hours to meet a friend in another city. Throughou …

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Devastating Facial Injuries BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Devastating Facial Injuries

…  a red light the device suddenly exploded, fracturing the battery case and erupting in flames. As a result of the explosion the man …  loss of several teeth. It was alleged that the device’s battery was defectively designed or manufactured in such a way that it allowed …

Lithium Ion Battery Expert Opines on Spontaneous Cell Phone Battery Explosion BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

…  involves an individual who was burned when the lithium-ion battery contained within his smartphone spontaneously exploded while the …  the phone by the manufacturer. It was alleged that the failure was caused by a critical failure in the battery‘s design, which …

Battery Expert Witnesses Comment on Electronic Cigarette Explosion BATTERY FAILURE Expert Case

…  two lithium ion batteries, which underwent an explosive failure while in close contact with the Plaintiff’s leg. The cigarette, …  and that the Plaintiff was not warned of the risk of battery …