Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) is the study of environmental and occupational-related injury or illness. This area of study can apply to all types of industries, as the question of safety and/or illness is very important in every type of workplace, regardless of the occupation. Choosing the correct OEM expert witness is an integral part of litigation because of the wide variety of occupations that can be part of a legal matter.
The practice of Occupational and Environmental Medicine starts with utilizing programs in the workplace to prevent such injuries or illnesses from occurring in the first place. This requires thorough medical study, the details of which depend on the type of occupation in question. The location, whether it is an industrial, chemical, or constructional work environment, factors into the particulars of a possible legal matter. The materials involved are a major factor, since chemicals, industrial equipment, building structure, and overall safety of work-related tasks are information that an occupational and environmental doctor needs to provide an opinion on a case.
Cases that require an Occupational and Environmental Medicine expert witness, normally involve industrial hygiene, ergonomics, industrial disability, workers compensation, toxic exposure, emergency/urgent available care, respiratory concerns, or environmental pollutants, as well as several other unique areas.
ForensisGroup has a history of success with matching our expert witness to each client, as we take the particulars of each case under careful consideration referring quality medical experts. If you are involved in a case requiring the expertise of an Occupational and Environmental Medicine expert witness, start looking through our substantial list of highly qualified expert witnesses and contact us or submit an expert request form to connect with an expert.