COSMETICS EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-052433
This well-credentialed expert earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Columbia University, an M.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Iowa. He has extensive experience in cosmetics development, including positions at Johnson & Johnson, Avon Products, and DeLaire Inc. From 1993 until 2001, the expert was the Senior Director of Research and Development for Gryphon Development / Bath & Body Works Inc. / Victoria ...
Expert Witness: E-068107
This experienced cosmetics ingredients expert joined Estee Lauder in 1981 as a QA Products Laboratory Supervisor. He remained with the company until 2006, most recently serving as the Director of Special Analytical Services and R&D. In this position, the expert was responsible for Estee Lauder's raw material program, which included oversight of analytical testing, evaluation of new raw materials, and troubleshooting formulation issues. The expert now works as a Product ...
Expert Witness: E-072055
This industry veteran has been in the consumer products market for 40+ years, including 35 years spent at Amway Corporation. He has been active throughout his career as a scientist and group leader in the development of consumer products, particularly those involving chemical formulations (detergents, cosmetics, cleaners, and others). Since the 1980s, the expert has been active in formal programs that contribute to scientific public policy. He has provided input to ...
Expert Witness: E-065110
This expert in toxicology had a 22-year career in regulatory positions at the Food and Drug Administration. The expert joined the FDA in 1977 and served as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and as the Director of Division of Toxicological Research. Following retirement from Federal service, he was also the State Toxicologist, Chemical Terrorism Laboratory Director, and State Counterterrorism Coordinator working ...
Expert Witness: E-010004
This highly qualified dental expert earned his DDS and completed residency training in advanced dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. He has won numerous awards throughout his career and sits on a number of dental committees including the Medical Disciplinary Committee of Delta Dental. He is currently a privately practicing dentist specializing in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and laser/implant dentistry. Additionally, he serves as a clinical ...
Expert Witness: E-000552
This expert is a general dental practitioner with over 40 years of experience in all phases of dentistry including general care, prosthetics, cosmetics, root canals, oral disease therapy, and surgery. He is also a member of such prestigious dental societies as the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a fellow of the Academy of Facial Esthetics. He is currently in private ...
Expert Witness: E-137892
This expert in microbial contamination of the built-environment has 21 years of experience. He specializes in root cause of microbial contamination related to all aspects of facilities, including water systems, HVAC/mechanical systems, production line, and supply chain. He owns and is the president of a Bio Lab in Tennessee which is an accredited microbial testing laboratory that specializes in using state-of-the-art DNA technologies to solve complex microbial issues. ...
Expert Witness: E-065690
This FDA regulation expert earned her B.S. in Environmental Chemistry from Purchase College and her M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado Denver. She began her career with the FDA in 1987 as a Chemist in the Denver Districts Laboratory and then became a Compliance Officer in 1992, specializing primarily in medical device and biologics cases. She later managed a group of eight investigators as a Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer and then became a ...

COSMETICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Laser Hair Removal Leaves Patient Permanently Scarred COSMETICS Expert Case

Laser Hair Removal Leaves Patient Permanently Scarred

This case involves a female patient who was undergoing laser hair removal on her cheek. After beginning her first treatment, the patient got married and moved to another county. She continued laser hair removal treatment at the defendant facility in her ne …

Hair Salon Trainee Causes Client To Suffer Neck Injuries COSMETICS Expert Case

Hair Salon Trainee Causes Client To Suffer Neck Injuries

The case involves a male hair salon client that suffered an injury to his head and neck while his hair was being washed. While the stylist was washing the client’s hair, the man’s head and neck were pressed down on the rim of the sink which had no padding  …

Hair Salon Client Severely Burned By Novice Cosmetologist COSMETICS 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 …

Client Receives Thermal Burns From Laser Hair Removal Treatment COSMETICS Expert Case

This case involves a female client who received severe burn injuries from laser hair removal on her face. The client had never undergone laser hair removal treatment before the incident in question. She researched the establishment in question, which h …

Man Suffers From Permanent Hair Loss After Using Retail Hair Product COSMETICS 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  …

Ovarian Cancer Patients Sue Manufacturer of Talc-Based Powder COSMETICS Expert Case

When multiple lawsuits alleged that the use of pure talcum in baby powder products increased chances of ovarian cancer, industry practices in cosmetic regulation were brought into question. The status of regulatory practices in the Personal Care Products C …

Cosmetology Expert Opines on Chemical Burns From Hair Treatment COSMETICS 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 …

Cosmetic Surgery Leads to Permanent Nerve Damage COSMETICS Expert Case

Cosmetic Surgery Leads to Permanent Nerve Damage

This case takes place in Tennessee and involves a male patient who underwent an elective procedure performed by a plastic surgeon. Following the surgery, the patient began experiencing weakness, numbness and tingling in his right leg and hand. He continue …