CHEMISTRY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Chemical Plant Contractor is Sued Following Extensive Cost Overruns CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a dispute between the owner and the contractor for the construction of a large chemical plant. The defendant won a commercial bid for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for plaintiff’s petrochemicals plant,  …

Herbicide Allegedly Responsible for Mass Incidence Of Cancer Among Users CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves the alleged correlation between a broad-spectrum herbicide product and the increased incidence of lymphoma cases among its users. Initially, several thousand cases were reported from agricultural workers who had experienced prolong …

Chemical Engineering Expert Discusses Refinery Explosion CHEMISTRY Expert Case

Chemical Engineering Expert Discusses Refinery Explosion

This case involves a blast that occurred at a large petroleum refinery. At the time of the explosion, the plant was not operational and no petroleum products were being moved. Despite this, a reconstruction of the accident performed by The U.S. Chemical Sa …

Cosmetology Expert Opines on Chemical Burns From Hair Treatment CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This esthetician case involves an adolescent who went for a hair treatment at a local beauty salon in Rhode Island. The hair stylist did not ask the plaintiff about any allergy history or aversion to certain products before applying the treatment product …

Experts Discuss Occupational Exposure to Toxins in Oil Refinery Workers CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a number of workers who claimed that they were exposed to a number of highly toxic substances during their employment at a large petroleum processing facility. The facility in question was undergoing an extensive modernization refit thro …

Lithium Ion Batteries in Cell Phone Cause Severe Burns CHEMISTRY Expert Case

Lithium Ion Batteries in Cell Phone Cause Severe Burns

This case involves lithium ion batteries that exploded while the Plaintiff was talking on his cell phone. At the time of the incident in question the man was using his phone in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and had used the phone without …

Chemical Expert Discusses Burns Caused by Household Cleaning Product CHEMISTRY Expert Case

This case involves a man who sustained extreme burns to his pelvic region from a lacquer thinner. The plaintiff indicated that he had used the product to clean a spill on his floor, after which he put the lid back on. He was sitting on the floor when the c …