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Welcome To Consolidated Consultants' Spring 2011 Newsletter

We are proud to present our Quarterly Newsletter featuring Highlighted Forensic and Medical Expert Witness Consultants along with informative articles written by a broad range of Expert Witnesses, Consultants, Attorneys, and other professionals throughout the country.

Article topics range as each article showcases Experts breadth of knowledge and strength of expertise. As we continuously add new highly qualified Experts and Expertise Categories to our broad, nationwide directory, we encourage you to search Expert Witness CV's on our site by Expertise Category, Keyword Search, Key Phrase List, or Contact Us directly and we will search for you.

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physical therapy

Interpreting Physical Therapy Notes


Written by: Physical Therapy Expert Witness
Expert No. 3269

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Sending a patient to physical therapy does not always guarantee that they are going to receive the same treatment. In fact, the same patient with the same diagnosis sent to varying practices most likely will receive a variety of different treatment techniques. While all aimed at decreasing pain, increasing strength, and improving the patients‟ function, each therapist has their own different methods and techniques in which they feel will lead to the patient‟s recovery. Even when different therapists see the same patient in the same therapy practice, they often come up with a different plan of care for the patient to follow. ...Read More...


Noise Ordinance

Noise: A Worldwide Problem Requires Legal Assistance


Written by: Noise Pollution Expert Witness
Expert No. 999

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That our society is becoming noisier and that more people are being disturbed by noise is evidenced by the growing number of books, chapters and articles being written about noise and their call for greater quiet in our lives. In 2010, the New York Times reviewed three books dealing with noise and the quest for quiet and I contributed a chapter on noise to two books dealing with environmental issues, as well as an article on noise to The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (Weiner, I. B. and Craighead, W. E., 2010). Additionally, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has recently added a noise section on its website http://www.epa.gov/air/noise.html in the last few years other books have been written about noise; noise chapters are increasingly appearing in books dealing with environmental hazards; and the media has paid close attention to stories addressing the harmful effects of noise on people. The books, chapters, articles and media stories on noise speak eloquently to the adverse effects of noise to people's mental and physical well-being. However, actions to lessen the din have not followed this greater awareness that noise is hazardous to health. ... Read More ...


Marine Litigation

Navigating Marine and Marine Terminal Litigation


Written by: Longshore Safety Expert Witness
Expert No. 1937

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The Court Systems and Types of Actions

Successful waterfront or intermodal transportation litigation involving personal injury, vessel/equipment damage or loss, and cargo claims requires knowledge of the laws and venues covering the industry.

First comes Admiralty Court. This venue is based on international treaties, many going back centuries, and updated at the UN in the recent past. Maritime matters are treated differently than normal litigation because of jurisdiction. The admiralty system is designed to allow the adjudication of legal matters across both national and state boundaries using a court system established at the federal level.

Workers Compensation statutes covering all seamen and most, but not all, waterfront workers has evolved with the same jurisdictional considerations as Admiralty Law. Waterfront workers pass constantly from dock to ship across international boundaries when ... Read More ...


Day Care Fire

Large Life Loss Fire Investigation 49 Children Die in Day Care Fire in Hermosillo, Mexico


Written by: Fire and Safety Evaluator Expert Witness
Expert No. 2049

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On June 5, 2009 a devastating fire occurred in the ABC Day Care Facility in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico while most of the 142 children were taking their afternoon nap. This was a federally funded, privately operated facility, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, a city of about 700,000 people. Forty-nine (49) children died from the fire as a result of smoke inhalation and/or burns.

The Supreme Court of Justice (Mexico) contracted with the Consolidated Consultants Company to investigate the fire. The McMullen Company conducted the investigation to determine the cause, origin and spread of the fire within the building complex. In addition, the investigation incorporated many other aspects, including an analysis of the fire safety codes and standards pertaining to use, as well as life safety features of the building complex. The investigation focused on the cause, origin, and spread of the fire, and the requirements of the applicable National, State and City Codes, Regulations and Standards to conditions in the building complex involved in the fire. ... Read More...


Highlighted Medical Experts


pediatric doctor

Pediatric Expert Witness
Medical Expert Witness No. 1485
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Current Primary Position
   
Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical Geneticist
Department of Pediatrics and Division of Medical Genetics
University of California at Davis Medical Center
       
Education

July 2003-June 2005
Fellowship
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Fellowship
Department of Medical Genetics

June 1999-July 2002
Residency
University of California at Davis Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics

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pharmaceutical line

Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Witness
Medical Expert Witness No. 1942
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Education

1999 - 2001 Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA Program, Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio
1986 - 1990, Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
1974 - 1976, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Summa Cum Laude, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

Appointments

2007 - Present, Editorial Board, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Panel
2006-present, Editorial Board, Holistic Primary Care
2005 - Present, Editorial Board, Pharmacy Practice News, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Panel
2004 - Present, Member, Greater Cincinnati Health Council Patient Safety Committee

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foot surgery

Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon Expert Witness
Medical Expert Witness No. 2498
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Pre-Professional Education

State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972-1976;
PHI Beta Kappa, graduated 6/76, B.A. Biology, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Education

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, 1976-1980; graduated 6/80, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), degree conferred with Honors; Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society; Diplomate, National Board of Podiatric Examiners; American College of Podiatric Radiologists award; University of Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Rheumatology; Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery-Board Certified June 1986 and re-certified June 1996.

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midwife

Midwife Registered Nursing Expert Witness
Medical Expert Witness No. Expert 1252
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Professional Summary

My 32 years as aRegistered Nurse, in various hospital settings, including 22 years as a Certified Nurse Midwife provide me with a thorough understanding of medical and nursing issues, especially as they relate to Labor and Delivery, Nurse Midwifery, Advanced Practice of Nursing, and Women's Health Care. My education and certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant, enables me to use my experience and knowledge, to evaluate, analyze, and render a professional opinion on healthcare delivery, and the resulting outcomes.

Education

2000, Medical Legal Consulting Institute, Houston, Texas, Certificate Program for Legal Nurse Consulting, Certified by National Examination.

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Highlighted Professional Experts


circuits

Electric Engineer and Electronic Forensic Investigator Expert Witness
Expert Witness No. 2369
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Credentials

Professional Engineer
North Carolina License
Active US Security Clearance
   
Education

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University, 1993

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University, 1980

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trucking

Distribution and Trucking Expert Witness
Expert Witness No. 3481
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Services

Expert Witness/Consulting services are provided in motor carrier industry practices; truck involved accidents; physical distribution management; shipping dock operation and regulatory compliance. Additionally,  transportation economics; refrigerated goods, tanker and dump truck operations, independent contractor and broker operations; motor carrier/driver standards of safety and care; warehousing and distribution management; hazardous materials transportation and freight loss/damage prevention.

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firearms ballistics

Firearms Ballistics Expert Witness
Expert Witness No. 2370
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Experience

January 1997 to Present
Private ForensicConsulting Services, San Diego, CA
Criminalist / Firearms Criminalist
Duties encompass the scientific analysis and evaluation of firearm and toolmark related evidence.
Microscopic comparisons and identification of bullets, cartridge cases, and toolmarks, Serial number restoration, Firearm operability, Sound suppression devices (silencers), Conversions of semi-automatic firearms into full-automatic, Performance testing of firearms and ammunition.

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tax irs

Taxation Expert Witness
Expert Witness No. 1188
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Admitted To Practice Before

DC, MD, NY, Tax Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits

Education

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
J.D. 1971 (cum laude)
Honors:  Member, Board of Editors, Harvard Law Review

New York University School of Law
Graduate Courses in
Taxation 1972-1973

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
A.B.  1968 (High Honors) Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa
John Dows Mairs Prize for Excellence in Economics
Honors program of independent study in Economics

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