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Sleep Driving Defense Fails

October 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Criminology and Investigations, Psychiatry and Psychology

Despite testimony from an expert witness supportive of a sleep driving defense, a Michigan woman was found guilty of operating while intoxicated. She had no alcohol in her system when tested by police. Instead, her impairment was likely related to her taking of the sleep aid Ambien. The sleep driving defense has failed in the […]

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Sanction Against Expert Witness Overturned

October 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Experts, Forensics

An accident reconstruction expert witness achieved a victory of sorts. The Fourth District Court of Appeal Wednesday reversed a nearly $6,670 civil contempt fine against him. The fine was lifted because the appellate court found that the expert had not intentionally violated a court order. The lower court had issued the fine after finding that […]

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Accident Experts Testify in Road Rage Murder Trial

September 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Experts, Forensics

Prosecutors called an accident reconstruction expert to the stand to testify that Frances Hall’s Cadillac Escalade struck her estranged husband’s motorcycle which led to his death. This testimony added to that of the state investigator. Both attempted to demonstrate that Frances Hall initiated the contact between her SUV and her husband’s the motorcycle. The accident […]

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Lead Paint Expert Excluded By NH Supreme Court

August 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Expert Witness, Experts

A lead paint expert’s methodology failed to meet the threshold of reliability necessary to be admissible affirmed the New Hampshire Supreme Court in a recent decision. The ruling was part of a lawsuit by 20 Somali Bantu refugees and other Manchester apartment residents over alleged lead paint contamination in their apartments. The Supreme Court agreed […]

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Forgotten Baby Syndrome Expert Testifies, Jury Acquits

August 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries

There is no victory for Wade Naramore after being acquitted of wrongdoing in the death of his 18-month-old son who passed away after being forgotten in a hot car. While avoiding prison, Naramore goes home to face the devastation of losing a child. When the defense presented its case, Forgotten Baby Syndrome (FBS)  garnered center […]

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Can Prescription Experts Save Obamacare?

August 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries

Doctors are giving elderly Americans too many prescriptions according to an article run in the Washington Post. Whether you’re a heartless penny-pincher like me or a compassionate person, this is intolerable given the enormous scope of the problem. The National Institutes of Health claims that the elderly comprise thirteen percent of our population yet consume […]

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Olympic Cycling Crash And Sports Concussions

August 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Medical

The headline at BBC Sport this morning is that the Olympic cyclist involved in a horrific crash on Sunday avoided serious injury. This was backed up by the International Olympic Committee. Shortly after the incident, NBC reported the same information on live television. Today, the Telegraph headline read that the cyclist is fine after fracturing […]

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Judge Rules No Expert No Mirena Class Action

August 1st, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries

Plaintiff’s attorneys made a valiant attempt to obtain recovery for women claiming that Mirena (an IUD manufactured by Bayer) had perforated organs and become embedded in or migrated from their uteruses. However, a judge ruled to close all 1300 remaining Mirena cases last week. Earlier this year Bayer successfully blocked the plaintiff’s experts from testifying. […]

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How Did A Stock Valuation Expert End Up in A Mine Explosion Case?

November 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Business and Financial, Criminology and Investigations

The Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion occurred on April 5, 2010 at a Massey Energy coal mine in West Virginia killing twenty-nine miners. The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that the company’s culture of favoring production over safety contributed to flagrant safety violations that caused the coal dust explosion. Don Blankenship, the then CEO […]

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Inside Look into Damage Behind Explosions

November 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Forensics, Infographic, Safety and Regulation

This week a gas explosion injured fifteen and killed one in New Jersey. These types of explosions are the more commonly seen from firefighters and health professions than those caused by explosives.   According to the CDC, few health professionals have the experience to deal with explosive-related injuries. Fires and explosions made up for 3% of […]

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