Michael Freeman, MedDr., PhD., MPH, FAAFS, will speak on "Innovative New Approaches to Causation in Auto Cases." Dr. Freeman will cover the following in his presentation:
- The 10th Circuit Etherton decision on injury causation methodology, and how it applies to auto litigation in Florida
- Applications of the 3 step causation methodology
- The current and evolving state of biomechanical testimony
- The current and evolving state of radiology testimony
- The current and evolving state of CME testimony
- Scientifically valid methods for evaluating the contribution of seatbelt non-use, airbag deployment/ nondeployment, and vehicle defect to injury cause
Dr. Michael Freeman is a doctor of medicine and an epidemiologist specializing in forensic medicine and forensic epidemiology. He serves as Affiliate Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Departments of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry.
He has more than 150 published scientific papers, books and book chapters on forensic applications of epidemiology and the scientific tenets of causation, crash-related injuries and death, chronic pain mechanisms, regenerative joint therapy utilizing stem cell therapy, and a variety of other areas of interest. Dr. Freeman has served in U.S., Canadian, European and Australian courts as an expert in a variety of fields including injury and death litigation, product liability, toxic tort litigation, tobacco litigation, and medical negligence.