Rimkus Toxicology Division Expert Update

April 16, 2020

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries, Rimkus Building Consultants and Metallurgical Technologies, Inc., are fully operational and continue to provide uninterrupted service to our clients. We’re navigating the COVID-19 global pandemic with a business continuity plan that prioritizes safety and wellness while enabling us to deliver the same level of support our clients have come to know and rely upon.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing mandates, businesses may be facing unprecedented situations. Our Toxicology division is trained to provide additional forensic consulting services in the following areas that you may find helpful at this time:

Dr. Scott Drouin is a senior toxicology consultant with over 22 years of experience in Toxicology, Immunology, Lung Physiology, Infectious Disease, and laboratory sciences. As part of the Rimkus Toxicology and Food Safety Division, Dr. Drouin leads cases investigating respiratory diseases, specifically those related to airborne exposure to environmental substances including viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals, asbestos, and carcinogens. Dr. Drouin’s specialty lies in assessing the risk of developing respiratory illnesses, pneumonia, environmental allergies, asthma, and lung diseases from exposures to such environmental contaminants. Furthermore, Dr. Drouin can evaluate clinical testing procedures related to lung diseases and, by applying toxicological principles to these cases, tie in the medical documentation as it may or may not relate to the alleged exposure. Air is a dynamic medium and constantly changing, as is the diversity and concentration of contaminants it contains at any one time. Thus, Dr. Drouin also evaluates respiratory exposure potential from a global perspective to help the client understand the potential alternative causation and can communicate these complex issues to the client. Dr. Drouin’s work as an expert witness and litigation support has involved a diverse set of toxicological issues in the areas of workers’ compensation, toxic tort, and allegations of environmental exposure due to product contamination. Dr. Drouin holds a Doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Providence College in Rhode Island.

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