Understanding + Preventing Injury in Forensics Investigations

When people are injured or killed in an accident, it’s critical to understand why. Our biomedical and biomechanical engineers are experts in forensic injury investigation, and we have experts worldwide ready to respond. Our multidisciplinary team of electrical and mechanical engineers, materials scientists, chemists, physicists, emergency management experts and other forensic scientists determine if machinery and other equipment, instruments or facilities issues contributed to injury or fatality. We’re fluent in relevant industry codes and standards and our laboratories are equipped to recreate events and test consumer products, industrial equipment and medical devices.

FORENSIC INJURY BIOMECHANICS

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports 1.3 million fatalities annually from road traffic accidents. In the US alone, there are nearly 7 million transportation accidents resulting in 40,000 deaths and many more injuries. These often result in lawsuits and insurance claims. Our biomechanical engineers and accident reconstructionists determine crash dynamics and analyze vehicle and occupant kinematics to determine if claimed injuries occurred in an accident and if they could have been prevented. These insights can help you make decisions on personal injury, premises liability and product liability claims.

Medical Device Forensics

According to the WHO, preventable medical error is reported as the 14th leading cause of death across the world. As most patient care includes a medical device or healthcare technology, understanding the contribution of medical devices, their use, and their environment to patient injury or death is critical in root cause analyses and prevention of future incidents. We investigate healthcare technology incidents rapidly and thoroughly in interest of patient safety and high reliability. Forensic injury investigation coupled with patient safety and quality, life safety, and emergency management ensures the safest healthcare environment.

Industrial Injury Forensics 

With heavy machinery, long hours and varying work conditions, workplace accidents in industrial settings are common. We’re experts in forensic investigation of complex industrial claims and bring in a multidisciplinary team to determine the root causes. We bring a deep understanding of OSHA and other international standards to our investigation and always provide insight into how to mitigate industrial incidents in the future.

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