Polymer expert witnesses are often requested to provide expertise on product liability or construction defect cases related to plastics. Polymers refers to molecular structures built with several unique compounds, which is highly relevant in numerous fields, including materials science, organic chemistry, chemistry engineering, plastic and manufacturing engineering, rubber biosynthesis, materials engineering, bio-molecular engineering, packaging, structural engineering, industrial technology, environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering, chemical and materials safety, and other related areas of study. Due to its prominence in various types of fields, polymers expert witnesses may have particular areas of focus within the study, making it particularly important that his or her background match the specific details of your case.
Polymers expert witnesses have experience with chemical handling, laboratory testing, mechanical testing, and other areas of research and development of various chemicals, materials, and products. As with any form of engineering, however, certain rules and regulations must be implemented as a means of preventing accidents, the violation of which would serve as grounds for possible lawsuits, making codes and compliance a very important detail in the use of polymers.
Since polymers are used in the development and manufacturing of various products and materials, many polymers expert witnesses often have experience in numerous patent laws, copyright infringement, intellectual property, patent analysis, trademark, and product design, as well as various skills in the more business-oriented aspects of the industry. Polymer products may involve foams, plastics, polyurethane, and other types of material.
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