Safety Consultant: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Health Care and Medical Devices

Technical Consultant #1420


Expertise

  • Hospital, nursing home and health care safety consulting.
  • Medical Devices: Use, misuse, safety and design.
  • Consulting related to electrical and electro mechanical devices safety and use.
  • Forensic Services: Product Liability and Institutional Negligence.
  • Safety Consulting Areas of Experience: Apnea Monitors, Biomedical Chiropractic Devices, Burns from Medical Treatment, Defibrillators, Dental Equipment, Electrical Wiring and Fires, Electrical/Electronic Safety, Electrocution and Shock, Electrosurgery Shock, Burns and Fires, Examination Procedure Tables, Fetal Monitors, Health Care Devices, Health Care Facilities falls/burns, Health Care Facility - Policies & Procedures, Heart Monitors, Hospital Beds, Laparoscopes/Endoscopes, Laser Safety, MRI Injuries, Nursing Home Falls/Injuries, Oxygen Monitoring and Supply, Patient Lifts, Slip and Fall Incidents, Treadmills, Warnings, Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Lifts.

Experience

Safety Consultant, 1971 - Present

  • Consulting services to health care institutions: Investigations of hospital and medical equipment incidents. Recommendations for corrective actions to meet joint commission standards.
  • Safety training: Electrical safety in the operating room and hospital environment. Electro surgical safety issues and standards. Fire safety and electrical shock in the hospital. Identifying and repairing electrical and mechanical hazards.
  • Hospital facility testing: Preventive maintenance testing of operating rooms, critical care, and bedside medical equipment for electrical and mechanical malfunctions including patient handling equipment and electro surgical devices.
  • Safety procedures: Prepared policies and procedures for maintenance and safety.
  • Hospital equipment analysis: Analyzed health care equipment requirements including hospital beds, electro surgical systems, and CCU ICU monitoring systems. Made recommendations to hospital and nursing home purchasing departments.
  • Forensic services: Provide complete technical litigation support from preliminary case investigation and evaluation to trial testimony.

General Electric Company, Project Engineer, 1966 - 1971

  • Defined and specified ground handling equipment requirements for a missile system.
  • Determined, specified and followed up safety and equipment flow requirements for buildings to test missile systems before flight.
  • Developed requirements for high frequency (HF) radio - telemetry systems and followed through construction and acceptance.
  • Negotiated telemetry requirements for missile test flights with system subcontractors.
  • Served as air crew member in intelligence gathering missions and provided liaison between USAF intelligence gathering systems and manufacturer.

Teaching

  • Hospital safety and hospital equipment maintenance, various hospitals. 1971 - 1990
  • Nuclear and biomedical equipment marketing and training. Met with physicians and physical researchers to establish their needs for instrumentation and nuclear chemicals. 1964 -1966
  • Electronic security, cryptography and cryptanalysis, U.S. Army Security Agency. 1958

Attorney At Law, General Practice, 1975 - 2006


Honors & Publications

  • American Society of Safety Engineers - Consultant's Division
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Vidocq Society
  • Forensic Professionals Society - Past President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court (ED PA)

Education

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • Juris Doctor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
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