Lasers are utilized in various fields, meaning that a laser expert witness may have several different backgrounds and areas of expertise, depending on the nature of each specific case. Disciplines utilizing lasers include optics technology, ophthalmology, dentistry, bioengineering, entertainment, dermatology, reconstructive surgery, mechanical engineering, otolaryngology, physics, industrial hygiene, orthopedic surgery, photonics, radiology, LASIK surgery, eye care, digital imaging, podiatric surgery, electrical engineering, computer engineering, neurosurgery, and other areas of expertise relying on the use of modernized technology, each of which may become the subject of a potential court case.
Optics technology focuses on the mechanics of laser technology, which may be highly relevant to several types of lawsuits. Laser-based lawsuits may result from an error during surgery, as well as potential side effects, that violated laser safety. Cases involving lasers in a medical context often bring in medical expert witnesses, whether based in the dental, ophthalmological, or dermatological fields, as well as other branches of surgical medicine utilizing laser technology, as any medical field incorporating lasers runs the risk of resulting in laser injury.
As with any type of widely used technology, lasers may also be involved in a lawsuit over copyright or patent infringement, as the technology is fairly new and being developed by different companies. In such cases, a laser expert witness would have a background in patent law and other related areas.
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