Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years experience in mechanical and biomedical engineering and regulatory assessments. My expertise includes analyses of vehicular, industrial, dental malpractice, serious personal injury and trauma, recreational, commercial, sports and industrial injuries, and sports-related injuries, in addition to the evaluation of protective devices and safety systems, such as seat belts and helmets. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Wrongful death, medical and dental malpractice; medical device / product liability; Injury biomechanics in automotive crashes, aircraft crashes, elevator failures, sports impacts, and slips and falls; Head Injury & spine cases due to motorcycle, bicycle collisions, along with protective helmet liability issues; Accident reconstruction and failure analysis for litigation involving serious personal injury and trauma; Analyses involving motor vehicle accidents, automotive, train and aircraft accident and injury analysis and traffic safety, forklift turnovers, elevator free-falls, slips, trips, and falls – sports injuries, product liability in industrial, sports, recreational & safety equipment; sports and industrial injuries, ergonomics & repetitive stress syndromes; Radiation dose exposure during medical diagnostic CT scans – medical malpractice and product liability.
My consulting services include: Summary & analysis of accident reports, witness statements, depositions, damage reports, scene photographs, etc; Inspection and analysis of vehicles; machinery; objects associated with an injury and the injury environment; and identification of injury causation and injury prevention factors and tolerance threshold criteria; Protective devices evaluation(seat belts, air bags, clothing, guards, helmets) to identify injury causation factors; Evaluation of workplace hazards and equipment; Computer analyses including animation and simulation in both demonstrative and analytic formats; Search and retrieval of relevant literature from medical and engineering databases; Re-enactment of human kinematics or injury scenarios on-site or in laboratory setting.
My professional experience includes: Former endowed Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering; Former full Professor of Medicine.
I have analyzed the causes and consequences of numerous accidents and injuries involving two-wheeled vehicles such as bicycles, motorcycles and scooters. I am a PhD-level mechanical engineer and former Professor of Medicine.
I have been involved in a past litigation support context concerning a similar testing procedure, namely that of a pressure cooker which had let to serious injury of the user.
|Ph.D.||Mechanical Engineering/Aeronautical Sciences||UC Berkeley|
|M.Sc.||Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering||University of Toronto||Institute of Aerospace Studies|
|B.Sc.||Engineering Physics||University of Toronto|
Awards & Affiliation
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases