Success

Engine clients report tremendous value in working with our experts to address their diverse needs for expertise.  Our experts currently cover over 30,000 areas of expertise, and we are adding new experts and areas every day.  Below are examples of the range of both Corporate Success and Legal Success you can achieve by taking the first step of submitting an expert request.

Manufacturer the Source of Infestation

An Expert Engine expert was asked to identify insects that were found in mold-infested products. The manufacturer suggested that the mold infested the products after arrival at its destination. After careful research and analysis, the expert discovered several insect species, all of which fed on mold. Because of the manner in which the products were packaged and then sealed, the expert determined that, in fact, both the mold and insects originated with the manufacturer. Furthermore, the insects exacerbated the transmission of mold among the products during packaging and shipment. The buyer used this information as evidence in support of its good housekeeping and management practices.

Cause Identified with Elevator Issues

After purchase of 4 high-rise apartment buildings and having a power service upgrade performed, the client had experienced constant elevator failures and suspected that they were linked to power outages. Inquiries to the utility produced vague responses and even engaging a first consultant yielded minimally useful results. Approximately 18 months later, an Expert Engine expert was engaged to evaluate the situation and provide an expert opinion to support pending litigation. The Expert Engine expert went back to square one, examined the client’s service upgrade application to the utility and noticed that there was no evidence of the utility performing a service load calculation. The expert, himself, performed this calculation and concluded that the utility service equipment was undersized, causing a low-voltage condition extremely damaging to the electric motors in the apartment complex, particularly the elevator motors. He also presented a technical opinion that showed the engineering basis for his assertion that undervoltage conditions shorten the life of AC induction motors.

No Negligence in Automobile / Jet Accident

An Expert Engine expert was asked to review a case where an automobile, involved in a roadway accident, continued onto airport property and caused damage to a corporate jet aircraft. The expert reviewed both the Federal regulations for fencing around airports and the State Highway Department’s criteria for guard rails. The report showed that the client was not negligent in any responsibility for the fence or guardrail and resulted in a favorable decision for the client.

Aggressive Treatment Plan Substantiated

Knowing a disgruntled patient, right or wrong, is a lawsuit waiting to happen, an Expert Engine expert was asked to evaluate the appropriateness of an aggressive treatment plan for a patient with an advanced stage of cancer. The analysis revealed that albeit the treatment plan was somewhat unorthodox it possessed scientific merit and proved to be beneficial to the patient. The treating physician was encouraged to manage other patients similarly.

Ads Indicated to Be False and Misleading

An Expert Engine expert, retained by a plaintiff claiming they were damaged by the defendant’s false and misleading advertising, examined the advertising and other promotional materials used by a medical services firm to promote its out-patient surgical program to consumers. Based on his extensive consumer marketing and advertising experience, our expert’s opinion was that the defendant’s marketing materials were inconsistent with standard industry practices regarding disclosure of the risks attendant to undergoing a surgical procedure, that the materials obfuscated the true nature of the procedure, and overstated the sort of results a patient might expect if they opted to have the procedure. This case is still pending.

Complex Case Filed over Psychiatric Treatment

An Expert Engine expert consulted with a plaintiff’s attorney regarding a complicated case in child and adolescent psychiatry. The expert’s knowledge of scientific data and standard of care in the field were helpful in establishing a sound line of reasoning for the attorney to create his argument. Through discussion and brief review of medical records, the attorney was able to establish that there was a case, in time to file before the statute of limitations expired.

Equipment Found to Have Been Altered

An Expert Engine Expert worked on an engagement with us involving a piece of wood working equipment which was altered by the defendant in our case. His expertise and insight helped us to solidify our theory against the defendant and was instrumental in helping us obtain a successful resolution to our claim. We will be looking to Expert Engine for experts in cases in the future. – William J. Gagliardino, Attorney, Gilardi, Oliver & Lomupo, Pittsburgh, PA.

Patent Infringement Detailed

A patent litigation case involved the infringement of e-commerce kiosk technology for business centers at national hotel chains. An Expert Engine expert for the plaintiff analyzed the defendant’s product and provided a detailed infringement report comparing the accused product with the asserted patent claims. At trial, the expert was successful in explaining to the court both the complex technology and the asserted infringement.

Dangerous Machine Shown as Cause of Dismemberment

An Expert Engine expert reviewed the safety requirements that were in place for a machine operator who lost his arm in a horrific saw accident. He was able to show that the machine was unnecessarily dangerous and defective after his thorough evaluation of the machine design and the guards supplied by the manufacturer. This case was settled out of court and helped the injured man receive a settlement to compensate him for his loss.

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