Providing laboratory testing services for litigation proceedings is a complex process requiring both technical expertise and the ability to communicate specific scientific findings to a lay audience. The difficulty of this can be either alleviated or complicated when testimonial evidence is questioned by the prosecution or the defense in court. An attorney that calls for expert laboratory testing services and subsequent witness testimony to strengthen the position of their case is unlikely to challenge scientific findings in front of the jury. This is not typically the case during cross-examination.
When experts that have conducted specific laboratory testing services in litigation cases are cross-examined in court, they must be prepared to defend their analytical methods and findings. This requires an unswerving understanding of the case and the science in question. It also helps to have a broader experience of the litigation process and best practice for typical laboratory testing services conducted for litigation proceedings.
This blog post will explore some of the typical laboratory testing services that Jordi Labs has carried out as part of our expert witness service.
Laboratory Testing Services for Product Failure
Product failure typically occurs when the specifications of an intermediate or end-product have not been met during manufacturing. This may arise due to a lack of quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) when considering feedstocks and semi-finished products, or where compromises have been made to meet high levels of demand or tight time constraints. In fact, there are myriad factors that can contribute towards product failure as any manufactured product must meet pre-defined specifications.
Laboratory testing services for product failure are typically concerned with determining the root cause of product failure. Scientists must examine the failed product to develop hypotheses regarding the mode and mechanism of failure, before holistically developing a study to investigate these hypotheses in greater detail.
Personal Injury Witness Testimony
Accidents and unintentional injuries accounted for approximately 161,374 deaths in the USA during 2017 alone. Fatal and non-fatal accidents are often investigated through court proceedings and laboratory testing services are typically called upon to determine where liability lies. This may be an extension of product failure analysis if individuals have become injured because of poor product performance. It may also be conducted to determine the chemical identity of materials that have represented a hazard to human health.
Expert laboratory testing services can help identify unknown elements of interest and explore hypotheses regarding the genesis of contaminants that may have contributed towards personal injury.
Laboratory Testing Services with Jordi Labs
Jordi Labs is a family-owned company with decades of experience providing laboratory testing services for a range of academic, commercial, and industrial fields. We have provided numerous litigation cases with our expertise, offering specialist witness testimony that is clear, credible, and successful under cross-examination.