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Farmer Allegedly Contracts Cancer From Prolonged Herbicide Exposure CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy farmer who allegedly contracted cancer from prolonged exposure to a chemical herbicide. The farmer worked in a location which relied heavily on the use of chemical herbicides for crop development. After 13 years in t …

Polymer Expert Evaluates Source Of Allegedly Defective Tire Failure CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident. While the woman was driving approximately 70 mph on the highway, her back tire failed, causing her to crash into the car behind her. The driver’s motorcycle used a …

Poor Industrial Hygiene Causes Chemical Plant Explosion CHEMISTRY Expert Case

Poor Industrial Hygiene Causes Chemical Plant Explosion

This case involves several explosions that occurred at a chemical plant in Michigan. A dangerous rainstorm forced the plant’s employees to evacuate the facility, leaving behind hazardous and toxic chemicals with no supervision. These chemicals required ref …

Drainage Pumps Release Toxic Volume Of Chemicals Into Swimming Pool CHEMISTRY 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. …

Hair Salon Client Severely Burned By Novice Cosmetologist CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a 26-year-old woman with no significant past medical history who suffered severe chemical burns to her scalp due to relaxing hair chemicals. The woman had never done chemical hair treatment to her hair before this occasion. She went to a …

Real Estate Appraiser Determines Property Values Following Storm CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a chemical plant that released thousands of pounds of hazardous pollutants after it was flooded during a heavy rainstorm. The plant was located within the vicinity of a residential community and the spill significantly contaminated the  …

Technology Issue Delays Project Timeline At Bioprocessing Plant CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a technology issue relating to the fouling of heat exchangers at a bioprocessing plant during a major project. The technology in question reduces fouling through the use of enzymes which chemically break down the acids found in certain …

Fingerprint Examiner Conducts Chemical Analysis On Recovered Weapon CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a fatal stabbing at a nightclub. Shortly after the shooting, the knife was recovered by police. During the investigation, there was disagreement among the parties as to the immediate causes and situation and who used the knife. It wa …