CHEMISTRY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

Chemical Plant Workers Fall From Unsafe Catwalk CHEMISTRY Expert Case

Chemical Plant Workers Fall From Unsafe Catwalk

This case involves two workers who fatally fell from scaffolding at a chemical plant after the catwalk collapsed. The scaffolding at this plant was made out of zinc and located near tanks that emitted hydrogen sulfide. An expert in corrosion engineeri …

Child Contracts E-Coli From Allegedly Contaminated Lettuce CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a child from Nevada who contracted e coli after eating lettuce that was served to her at a day camp. The child developed severe complications from the e coli infection, including hemolytic uremic syndrome and kidney failure. It was al …

Student Injured On School Property By Unsafe Glass Door CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a group of children that were roughhousing near the glass doors of their school cafeteria. One of the children pushed a fellow student who fell into a glass door. The impact of the student shattered the door completely, severely inju …

Toxicology Expert Discusses Health Consequences From Industrial Pollutants CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a power plant that was forced to suspend its operations after repeatedly violating environmental regulatory codes. The company was found to be in violation of the legal level of certain cancer-causing air pollutants and agreed to li …

Township Residents Develop Cancer From Alleged Exposure To Factory Chemicals CHEMISTRY Expert Case

 This case involves several plaintiffs who were exposed to toxic chemicals being released by a manufacturing facility. The manufacturing facility in question produced plumbing and other miscellaneous fixtures and as such, large amounts of trichloroethylen …

Man Suffers From Permanent Hair Loss After Using Retail Hair Product CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a man who purchased a hair relaxer marketed as a ‘no-lye’ product from a retail drug store. The man applied the product in accordance with the packaging instructions and immediately suffered severe chemical burns to his scalp. As he  …