Asbestos, EPA, and Dr. Selikoff

As you might know, I studied neurotoxicology under Dr. Irving Selikoff at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Selikoff was the leading researcher documenting the harmful effects of asbestos. According to Wikipedia, “Irving J. Selikoff was a medical researcher who in the 1960s established a link between the inhalation of asbestos particles and lung-related ailments….

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Dementia, Neurotoxicity

I have stated for many years that we will have an increase in dementia diagnoses due to neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity is underdiagnosed and under-recognized, in part because many medical personnel lack training and experience with these disorders. Neurotoxicity can result in dementia – it can be a cause of dementia. The following is from https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/dementia-death-rate-increasing/2019/03/14/id/906942/?ns_mail_uid=407292d6-0b45-4b95-9fbd-f3cbd5ef1a28&ns_mail_job=DM19945_03142019&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010502fd2t3g Dementia…

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Possible Parkinson’s ‘Pandemic’ Looms

The number of people living with Parkinson’s disease worldwide could double in the next two decades, experts project. The following are excerpts from the above cited article. In a report warning of a possible Parkinson’s “pandemic,” researchers say the stage is set for cases to surge to 12 million or more by 2040. There are…

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US Supreme Court, Neurotoxic Causes of Violent Crime

My work in neurotoxicity and neuropsychology was cited by US Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2016. They reviewed work that I had accomplished in a death penalty case, where I had presented evidence that the convicted murderer had actually been poisoned as a child and young adult – and that…

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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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Hanford Site, Disability Claims

I recently returned from a visit to Washington state, where I spoke in several cities concerning my work in forensic neuropsychology and neurotoxicology at the Hanford site. The following is information from Wikipedia: “The Hanford Site is a decommissioned nuclear production complex operated by the United States federal government on the Columbia River in the…

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Psych drug injuries, long-term disability

I recently worked on a case of a person injured by psychiatric drugs (primarily Lexapro), which had been prescribed by psychiatrists and taken as directed. The claimant had a complicated and extended history of psychiatric drug prescription, actually for a relatively minor anxiety condition that might have been successfully treated without drugs. However, he ultimately…

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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, largest mold injury settlement amount to date

I  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 multisystem symptoms. The child declined neuropsychologically, and when I saw the child, mental retardation was evident. I conducted a…

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