IMPLANT DESIGN EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-050741
This biomedical and biomechanical expert spent over 15 years as a Professor at Johns Hopkins University and over 20 years as a member of their Applied Physics Laboratory. He has worked in biomedical implant analysis and design, materials biomechanics, and laminated composite analysis and design. He earned a B.S and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, as well as a Ph.D. in the same field from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The expert was ...
Expert Witness: E-038879
From 2004 to 2012, this expert dedicated his career to the development of lighting controls and motorized window shades and blinds. Having earned a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College, he holds 8 US patents for the design of mechanized light control systems. His career has been centered around new product development. He has experience across several additional industries, including, surgical implants and instruments, mechanical piping, and ...

IMPLANT DESIGN EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Medical Device Manufacturer Infringes On Competitor’s Patents IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

…  relating to the research and development of orthopedic implants. The manufacturer of several implant products for tibial and femoral …  alleged that a competitor infringed on patented designs in the development of a similar implant product. An engineering expert …

Patient Expires Following Delayed Removal Of Defective Implant IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

…  anticoagulation therapy. The patient had an IVC filter implant placed. The patient complained of persistent pain for weeks following …  eventually passed away from complications related to the implant. It was alleged that the implant should have been …

Biomedical Engineers Opine On Design Of Allegedly Defective Prosthetic IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

…  case involves the alleged failure of a knee implant in a 63-year-old male patient. The original surgery was successfully …  had to be replaced due to radiographic evidence that the implant was eroding. An expert biomedical engineer with experience in the design of knee implants was sought to review the records and inspect the …

Biomedical Engineering Expert Opines on Faulty Vaginal Mesh Design IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

…  with pelvic organ prolapse who underwent a vaginal mesh implantation. She began to experience intense abdominal pain a few weeks after …  in biomedical engineering was required to evaluate the design of this device, to discuss the properties of its synthetic material …

Testicular Implant is Perforated During Car Accident IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

Testicular Implant is Perforated During Car Accident

…  involves a 37-year-old man who previously had a testicular implant placement following complications with a vasectomy. 9 months after the successful implantation, he was involved in a car accident while on his way to work. A few …

Biomechanical Engineering Expert Discusses Catastrophic Failure of Hip Implant IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

…  involves a critical failure of an orthopedic hip implant in Michigan. The plaintiff was an active woman in her early 60’s who …  x-rays revealed a fracture in the “head” region of her hip implant. The implant, which had been produced by a major medical device …

Biomedical Engineering Experts Discuss Failure of Carbon Fiber Fixation Device IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

…  case involves a patient who had a carbon fiber plate implanted in her leg to treat a fracture. At some point, the plate broke, and …  color. It was alleged that the plate had been negligently designed and/or manufactured, and that the materials used were not suitable for …

Corrosion Expert Witness Opines on Defective Hip Implant Component IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

…  patients in the state of Georgia who have received this implant have suffered complications following total hip arthroplasty, including …  surgery. It was alleged that the hip implant  system was designed and / or manufactured negligently, and that corrosion caused by …

Metal Hip Implant Suffers Catastrophic Failure IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

Metal Hip Implant Suffers Catastrophic Failure

…  the device, which was manufactured by a leading orthopedic implant producer, was installed. She completed a course of physical therapy …  hospital, where it was discovered that the neck of her hip implant had failed catastrophically. Months after the incident, the …

Surgical Implant Causes Allergic Reaction IMPLANT DESIGN Expert Case

Surgical Implant Causes Allergic Reaction

…  Carolina and involves Composix surgical mesh, which was designed to assist with hernia repairs. The product combines a proprietary …  of reported incidents associated with the use of this implant involving severe allergic reactions to this proprietary coating. In …