Toluene diisocyanate dysequilibrium litigation

I served as an expert witness in a toluene diisocyanate case. The plaintiff had an unusual neurologic injury affecting equilibrium. I specialize in difficult cases such as this one. Not every substance has been evaluated for all possible neurotoxic symptoms. For example, toluene diisocyanate is not generally known to cause dysequilibrium. In order to properly…

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Camp LeJeune neurobehavioral injuries

I have worked with a number of USA armed forces veterans with various neurotoxicity problems. The neurotoxic consequences of modern warfare are a greatly underestimated source of nervous system dysfunction in today’s world. The USA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has had an unusual problem with solvent-contaminated water, going back many years. Legislation has been passed by Congress…

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Judge and prosecutor want mold addressed in Selby courthouse

The following article illustrates the growing awareness that indoor mold can cause serious health problems as officials such as judges and prosecutors discover that they may also be subject to indoor mold illness. However, what is not addressed in this news report, is that indoor mold can cause health problems beyond respiratory issues. Mold neurotoxicity…

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Mold neurotoxicity case settles

I recently served as an expert witness for a family including a child who suffered mental retardation after living in a mold infested home. The child was doing well until exposed to mold, then became sick with multi system symptoms. The child declined neuropsychologically, and when I saw the child, mental retardation was evident. I…

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The American Psychological Association recognizes chemical threats

The American Psychological Association (APA) is waking up to modern society’s chemical assault on psychological processes and function. Although many scientists including myself have expressed enduring and deep concern for neurotoxicity over the past 30 years (in my case, since the early 1980’s), the recognition of the importance of neurotoxicity by establishment organizations and hence the…

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Infant psychiatric drugs versus neurotoxicity

Neurotoxicity can cause conditions that mimic psychosis and depression in children. I have served as an expert witness in cases where children suffering from neurotoxicity were violent or suicidal. Before treating children with psychiatric drugs, it is important to investigate the environment for possible toxic chemical causes of the mental disorder. For example, mold is a…

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Parkinson disease, neurobehavioral effects, and toxic water at Camp Lejeune

In legislation passed by the United States legislature – The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 – veterans are eligible for VA health benefits if they served on active duty or resided (including family members) at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between August 1, 1953 and December…

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EPA may ban common pesticide used on fruits and vegetables

“A common pesticide used on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops would be banned under a proposal announced Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal would prohibit use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide that is sprayed on a variety of crops including oranges, apples, cherries, grapes, broccoli and asparagus. The pesticide, in use…

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Mold can cause nervous system disorders such as headaches and memory loss.

Although there are an increasing number of news stories of the toxic effects of molds, it is rare that reporters accurately describe symptoms of mold toxicity. Today, American Broadcasting Company news affiliate WJBF in Augusta, Georgia got it right, and reported that mold can cause nervous system disorders such as headaches and memory loss. This…

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Common solvent keeps killing workers, consumers: Regulators have been slow to act on paint strippers, other products containing methylene chloride, says Center for Public Integrity

A recent article published by the Center for Public Integrity highlights the dangers of a common solvent, methylene chloride. The author describes a number of deaths attributed to methylene chloride, as well as a some legal cases that have been pursued for methylene chloride injuries. Methylene chloride is contained in widely available paint stripping products….

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