Chemicals expert witnesses are often knowledgeable in various applications of chemistry-based elements and material. Chemical consulting may be required for cases involving product development, chemical patents, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, biological and agricultural issues, environmental issues, toxicology, plastic and manufacturing engineering, paint and coatings, water and waste treatment, packaging, materials safety, environmental health and safety, and other fields utilizing various forms of chemistry.
A chemical expert witness may be called upon during lawsuit proceedings to provide an expert opinion based on the proper means of chemical handling, as many such court cases may result from hazardous chemical accidents, whether it has occurred within the context of laboratory testing, an industrial environment, or any other type of field utilizing chemistry. Chemical plant management is a crucial aspect of preventing chemical fires and explosions, since certain chemicals are often susceptible to combustion and flammability. Such incidents may require a fire cause and origin investigation to determine the source of the issue in the event of litigation. Chemical expert witnesses may also be asked to determine whether employees handling chemicals are using the proper safety equipment, as a violation in safety may lead to contamination and other health-based hazards.
Since chemistry is also used in the manufacturing of new products, including drugs created by the pharmaceutical industry, many chemical expert witnesses are also experienced with patent law, which may become the focus of a chemical-related lawsuit.
For more than two decades, ForensisGroup has provided attorneys with only the most qualified of technical and scientific experts. Call us today or submit an expert request form to hire an experienced chemical expert witness.