Consolidated Consultants Winter 2008 Newsletter

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Welcome To Consolidated Consultants' Newsletter
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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, or contact us directly and we will search for you.

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Liability of the Cosignee For Loading Defects
Written by: Commerical Transportation Expert Witness

Expert Witness Referral Services
Written by: Rosalie Hamilton of Expert Communications

 

Credit Card Expiration Dates and FACTA
Written by: Banking, Management, Economic and Valuation Expert Witness

Suicides Within the Juvenile Justice System: The Need for Administrative Oversight
Written by: Jails and Prison Expert Witness

 

image007.gifHIGHLIGHTED MEDICAL EXPERTS

Biomedical Expert Witness
Expert No. 986

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Expert Witness
Expert No. 2041

Forensic Pathologist, Toxicology, and Occupational Medicine Expert Witness
Expert No. 2471


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Forensic Firearm Consultant Expert Witness
Expert No. 2111

Engineer, Materials Science, Failure Analysis Expert Witness
Expert No. 768

Fraud and Security Expert Witness
Expert No. 1846

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Frequently in the rush to get shipments out the door, shippers and carriers make errors that result in accidents when the goods are delivered to the receiver (consignee). Usually, when a shipment exceeds 10,000 pounds the shipper will load the shipment and the consignee will unload it. There is nothing sacred about that number, it usually separates a Less Than Truckload (LTL) from a Truck Load (TL) shipment. Sometimes the driver will load and/or unload regardless of what the shipment weighs, but that is a subject for another day. For purposes of this article, the shipper loads and the consignee unloads. … read more
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Last month we asked you, our readers, for input about what subjects you would like for us to feature. I would like to address one of those responses. Here is the expert's email response to our inquiry and my comments: 1. For most experts, there is no point in becoming members of a 'National experts' organization. Most attorneys will only hire/engage experts living close by.… read more
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The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (“FACTA”) was passed by Congress and signed into law on December 4, 2003, and became fully effective on December 4, 2006. The purpose of FACTA is to reduce the amount of personal confidential financial information that is generated and thereby reduce the incidence of identity theft and credit card fraud. In keeping with this goal, 15 USC 1681c(g)(1) requires that merchants that issue receipts to individuals truncate all but the last four or five digits of the customer’s credit card account number and truncate the entire expiration date.… read more


Suicides Within the Juvenile Justice System

Written by: Jails and Prison Expert Witness

Expert Witness No. 136

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Suicides among youths in the United States is a national tragedy. A successful suicide by an adolescent within the juvenile justice system is both preventable and unconscionable and tends to occur as a consequence of poor or inappropriate staffing, inadequate training, and/or the lack of policy and procedure enforcement. Suicides among detained youth can and should be prevented and the role and responsibility of court and probation administrators with regard to detention facility oversight sadly have been neglected.… read more


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Our featured Highlighted Medical Experts represent only a small sampling of our broad Expertise Categories of top-notch Expert Witnesses and Consultants located across the nation. Search our website for Experts CV's by Expertise Keyword Search, Expertise Category Directory, Online Request An Expert form or, contact us directly at
(800) 683-9847.



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Biomedical Expert Witness

Medical Expert Witness No. 986

Areas of Expertise:

Biomedical Engineer, Certified Clinical Engineer, Patent, Product Liability, International Health Care Safety Professional, Medical Devices, FDA Neurological Devices, Lasers, Device Instructions for Use, Manuals, Labels and Warnings, FDA Advisor, Pacemakers

Current Positions:

Advisory member, ORBIS’ International Program Advisory Council (IPAC).

President, Center for Telemedicine Law (CTL), Washington, D.C.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, a Private University

Biomedical Engineering Consultant

Specialities and Certifications:

  • Specialty - Medical Engineering, Risk Management
  • Special Interests - Cardiac Care, Cardiopulmonary, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology, The American College of Forensic Examiners … (View CV for Expert No. 986)


VIEW OTHER MEDICAL EXPERTS ON OUR WEBSITE



Clinical and Forensic Psychology Expert Witness

Medical Expert Witness No. 2041

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Areas of Expertise:

Sexual deviation, child custody evaluation, prosecution and defense expert criminal court, reunification, dependency, sexual abuse allegations, competency to stand trial, competency to execute contracts, competency to enter fiduciary contracts, competency testify, Miranda, mental retardation, post-traumatic stress, sanity, three strikes pre-sentence hearings, Neuropsychology, substance abuse, police interview techniques, disassociation, custody and visitation, closed head injury, brain imaging, disability expert, false confession, eyewitness identification, juvenile fitness, contested disposition, sexual molestation, personal injury, learning disability

Current and Past Positions:

Private Practice, Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling

Private Practice, Clinical Psychology

Consultant, Psychological Treatment Services, Treatment of adults, adolescents, and children

Certification Review Hearing Officer, County of Orange

Appointments:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • LAC + USC Medical Center
  • USC University Hospital
  • USC⁄Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
  • View CV for Expert No. 2041

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Forensic Pathology, Toxicology and Occupational Medicine Expert Witness

Medical Expert Witness No. 2471

Areas of Expertise:

Pathology, Autopsy, Forensic Autopsy Services, Board Certified Clinical and Anatomical Pathology, Sexual Assault, Physical Abuse, Child Abuse, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Toxicological Pathology, Physiopathology, Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease, Mechanistic Toxicology, Causation Analysis, Immunology, Indoor Mold, Mold, Asbestos, Drug Interaction, Drug Overdose, Tissue Sample Collection, Toxicology, Masters Degree Forensic Toxicology, QME

Current and Past Positions:

Upjohn Laboratory Procedures, Co-Director

Diagnostic Pathology Associates, Director

Medical Director at a local medical center

Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Encino-Tarzana Medical Center

Special Interests:


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Our featured Highlighted Forensic Experts represent only a small sampling of our broad Expertise Categories of top-notch Expert Witnesses and Consultants located across the nation. Search our website for Experts CV's by Expertise Keyword Search, Expertise Category Directory, Online Request An Expert form or, contact us directly at
(800) 683-9847.



Forensic Firearm Consultant Expert Witness


Expert Witness No. 2111

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Areas of Expertise:

Firearms, Microscopy, Toolmarks, Crime Scene Investigations, Shooting Reconstruction, Ballistics, Trajectory, Gunshot Distance Determination, Toolmarks, Firearms and Cartridge Cases, Gunshot Wounds, Trajectory, Impression Marks, Gunshot Distance Determination Tests, Pattern Tests; Homemade Firearms, Altered and Modified Firearms; Rifles, Handguns, Shotguns, Single Shot, Semi-Automatic, Full Automatic, Fatal, Non-Fatal Shootings, Voluntary, Involuntary, Accidental, Neglect, Police Officer Involved Shootings, Suicide, Homicide

Current and Past Positons:

Retired NYPD Detective and practicing Forensic Firearms Consultant, Expert Witness, Forensic Instructor and Training Consultant related to the fields of firearms operability, microscopic analysis of ballistics evidence and shooting incident reconstruction. Providing professional assistance for case evaluation, courtroom preparation and trial presentation in both criminal prosecution and civil litigation to attorneys and law enforcement agencies since 1998.

Provides scientific presentations and University lectures for the U.S. Government, and in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners (Regular Membership) (AFTE)
  • Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR)
  • International Association of Identification (IAI)…
  • (View CV for Expert No. 2111)

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Fraud and Security Expert Witness

Expert Witness No. 1846

Areas of Expertise:

Fraud, Security, Premises Liability, Fraud Detection, Personal Injury, Fraud Compliance, Workplace Violence, Financial Investigations, Wrongful Death, Locating Hidden Assets, Employee Screening Procedures, Complex Civil Litigation Security Standards & Procedures, Private Investigative Standards & Procedures, Security Litigation Support, Assault, Battery, Rape, Slips, Trips, Falls, Burglary, Robbery, Accidents, Corporations, Businesses, Hospitals, Hotels, Motels, Strip Malls, Malls, Parking Lots, Apartment Complexes, Banks, ATM, Public Events, Restaurants, Commercial Properties, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Graham Leach Bliley Act, HIPAA, OSHA, Fraud Litigation Support, Corporations, Financial, Insurance, Healthcare, Sarbanes Oxley Act

Education:

1995, B.S. Criminal Justice/Education, Minor: Health Administration, University of Central Florida

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Continuing Education

American Society for Industrial Security: Continuing Education

State of Florida: Licensed Private Investigator & Security Consultant

Professional Organizations and Office Titles:

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Member of the ACFE – Central Florida Chapter
  • Member of the ACFE – Central Florida Chapter
  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • (View CV for Expert No. 1846)


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Engineer, Materials Science, Failure Analysis Expert Witness

Expert Witness No. 768

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Areas of Expertise:

Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Corrosion Failures: galvanic corrosion, electronic devices, Plastic, Glass Failures, Packaging, Levers, Rotating parts, Wheels, Welds, Gears, Ladders, Straps, Cables, Brackets, Bolts, Cutting Blades, Patents, Failure Analysis; Factory Safety and Personal Injury (included are machine guards and manufacturing safety); Glass Failure Analysis; Glass Fracture, Glass Failures, Bottle Failure; Metal Failures; Ceramic Failures; Grinding Wheel Failures; Intellectual Property and Patent Disputes; Product Liability and Product Quality; Manufacturing Disagreements, Intellectual Property, Failed Equipment, Contract Disputes, Evaluation of Manufacturing Capabilities for Banks and Other Financial Institutions; Reverse Engineering, Manufacturing Techniques

Current Positions and Experience:

1975 - present, Engineering Consultant in private practice with attorneys and insurance adjusters. Litigation-related practice includes plaintiff and defense clients in approximately equal numbers. Included are numerous depositions and trial appearances.

Manufacturing engineer with over 25 years of experience as a consultant to attorneys in equipment safety, equipment design, equipment operation, equipment maintenance, patents, accident reconstruction, products liability, intellectual property, factory safety and other litigation. This includes numerous depositions and court appearances.

30 years of manufacturing experience in processing, machine safety, machine design, quality control, electronics and materials engineering

Areas of Specialty:

  • Safety: User safety. Includes fundamental and working knowledge of control systems and knowledge of equipment and manufacturing safety.
  • Knowledge of the patent process and holder of manufacturing patents
  • Design Experience: Knowledgeable in all aspects of equipment design and manufacture
  • (View CV for Expert No. 786)
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