ENGINEERING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Dangerous Bike Path Causes Fatal Accident ENGINEERING Expert Case

Dangerous Bike Path Causes Fatal Accident

This case takes place in Michigan and involves a bicycle accident that occurred on a newly constructed bike path in a public park. The bike path was constructed in a large park, and covered terrain ranging from open fields to wooded areas. At some points, …

Civil Engineering Expert Opines on Metal Roofing Failure ENGINEERING Expert Case

Civil Engineering Expert Opines on Metal Roofing Failure

CASE: Buddy’s Plant Plus Corp. v. Centimark Corp., 978 F. Supp. 2d 523 (2013) BACKGROUND: This case concerns an allegedly defective roof coating system (specifically an elastomeric acrylic coatings manufactured by Lapolla, Inc.) installed by Defendan …

Chemical Plant Employee is Killed by Defective Equipment ENGINEERING Expert Case

Chemical Plant Employee is Killed by Defective Equipment

This electrochemistry case takes place in South Carolina and involves an employee of a chemical supplies plant who was involved with the operations of a large chemical reactor, which was used to produce a caustic product. The water that is recovered from  …

Forensic Meteorologist Comments on Ice Formation in Slip and Fall ENGINEERING Expert Case

This case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves a man who slipped on a sheet of ice and broke his wrist while on her commute. The average temperature the day prior well below freezing. The man was walking on the sidewalk, which was free of snow and ice, …

Biomedical Engineer Comments on Robotic Surgery System ENGINEERING Expert Case

Biomedical Engineer Comments on Robotic Surgery System

This surgical technology case takes place in Colorado and involves a patient who underwent a hysterectomy using a da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. The patient suffered thermal rectal burns and perforation that went unrecognized at the time of the surger …

Man is Killed by Furnace Explosion ENGINEERING Expert Case

Man is Killed by Furnace Explosion

This case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves a man who was killed when working at a natural gas burning power plant. On this occasion, the man was undertaking a routine inspection of the fuel cell-powered furnace and firebox equipment in the plant,  …

Competitor Infringes on Proprietary Imaging Technology ENGINEERING Expert Case

Competitor Infringes on Proprietary Imaging Technology

This case takes place in Arkansas and involves alleged patent infringement on technology used in a proprietary imaging device. The defendants are the inventors of various imaging technologies holding patents worldwide, including several U.S. patents. Th …