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FORENSIC RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
 
 


FORENSIC RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

Dr. Miholits offers forensic research and litigation support consulting services: (1) as an input to the aforementioned expert witness services; or (2) as a separate service. Additional information follows.

  • Find credible and high-quality literature which meets the legal profession's specific needs and requirements, as well as meet the requirements of the 1993 Daubert Criteria (U.S. Supreme Court 1993).

  • Find credible and high-quality literature which supports and forms the basis for the failure analysis.

  • Conduct research, analysis and evaluation of the located engineering and scientific literature in accordance with the requirements of the 1993 Daubert Criteria. His research will ensure that you receive the documents you need to meet your specific needs and requirements and allow the legal profession to develop the arguments for their case. He can do this because he has excellent search skills and his education and experience in science and with a wide-range of science and engineering subjects. For more information, please click on Curriculum Vitae

  • In summary, the 1993 U.S. Supreme Court established a standard for determining the admissibility of expert scientific evidence in litigation. This Court precedence, is described in a decision entitled, The Application of the U.S. Supreme Court's Daubert Criteria in Radiation Litigation (1993). The precedence set by this Court is now known as the 1993 Daubert Criteria, named after the pertinent case, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Daubert Criteria require that the Courts determine whether or not: (1) the expert's work product is based on good science; (2) the expert's work is thorough, exemplary and without bias; (3) the expert's findings are derived by the use of an accepted scientific method; and (4) the expert's testimony reflects a complete and fair analysis and evaluation of both sides of the scientific knowledge base. The preceding will then permit the legal profession to see all sides of the evidence and develop their arguments accordingly and in conformance with the 1993 Daubert Criteria.


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