Harry A. Milman, Ph.D. is an international authority in Toxicology, Carcinogenesis, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy and a noted author of "A Death at Camp David" with over 40 years of experience at the US National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Public Health Service, as a licensed pharmacist, and as a Consulting Toxicologist. Dr. Milman has published five books on cancer and toxicology, over 70 scientific papers and abstracts and numerous governmental reports.
Dr. Milman's assistance includes litigation support, deposition and jury trial testimony (Defense and Plaintiff; 50:50), as well as analysis, interpretation and reporting of scientific and medical information. Dr. Milman is often called as an expert in toxicology and carcinogenesis for "on-air" television and radio interviews and for quotes in major newspapers.
Legal Experience & Services
Expert Witness and Litigation Support for Defense and Plaintiff in cases involving exposure to chemical carcinogens and toxic substances, both at home and in the workplace, including exposure to formaldehyde, lead, benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PERC), methylene chloride, and many more; medical malpractice including prescribing errors, drug overdoses, and wrongful death; morphine intoxication; drugs including lithium, morphine, cocaine and other opioids and many more; pharmacy standards of care including dispensing errors, drug-drug interactions, drug allergies, and drug toxicities; personal injury; food poisoning; worker's compensation; product liability; veterinary medicine; and many more.
Dr. Milman is committed to providing his clients the highest quality professional service in a timely and cost-effective manner. No project is too small. No deadline is too short.
Example of Past Cases
Causes of Cancer from Exposure to Chemicals at Home or in the Workplace
-Expert Witness for the Defense in a jury trial involving alleged health effects from an accidental release into the home of heating oil #2 ("light" fuel oil) that contained benzene as an impurity.
-Expert Witness for the Plaintiff in a jury trial in which urinary bladder cancer allegedly was caused by exposure to terephthalic acid, benzene and butadiene in the workplace.
-Expert Witness for the Defense in a jury trial in which cancer allegedly was caused by exposure to sewer gas in the home.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case that alleged that acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) was caused by benzene in cleaning products used by the custodial staff at a high school.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a case that alleged that exposure to the termiticide chlorpyrifos, the active ingredient of Dursban TC, applied in the home, caused various neurological, dermatological and respiratory symptoms.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a case that alleged that multiple myeloma was caused by exposure in the workplace to one or more of 25 industrial chemicals.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case in which cancer allegedly was caused by exposure to bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE), bisphenol(BPA) and epichlorohydrin in the workplace.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case in which it was alleged that leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma and multiple myeloma were caused by exposure to perchloroethylene (PERC) and benzene.
-Expert assistance on whether skin cancer was caused by exposure to potential carcinogens in the workplace.
-Expert assistance on whether breast cancer was caused by exposure to trihalomethanes in the drinking water.
Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death
-Expert Witness for the Plaintiff in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case involving co-prescribing of Diuril and Lithium.
-Expert Witness for the Defense in a medical malpractice case against a major hospital that involved Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrosis (TEN) allegedly caused by Cipro in a patient who claimed to be allergic to Levaquin. Treatment with Dilantin was a confounding factor.
-Expert Witness for the Defense in a wrongful death case allegedly caused by an overdose of morphine.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a wrongful death case allegedly caused by an overdose of idarubicin.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case allegedly caused by the administration of a combination of pharmaceuticals including various opioids, other pain medication and anti-anxiety drugs.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a medical malpractice case in which polypharmacy allegedly was implicated.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a medical malpractice case involving an overdose of Zyprexa.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a medical malpractice case involving hypokalemia and treatment with various drugs that cause elongation of the cardiac QT interval.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a medical malpractice case that alleged that treatment with prilosec caused or contributed to the onset of colon cancer.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a medical malpractice case involving administration of Demerol and Xanax.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a medical malpractice case involving an overdose of lithium and the onset of Adult Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS).
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a personal injury case involving respiratory and dermatological effects allegedly caused by excessive chlorine in a hot tub at a spa in a major resort in CO.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a case against a major university and a female student who alleged alcohol intoxication, sexual assault, and a violation of the University's Code of Conduct.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a case in which it was alleged that the growth of a brain tumor was accelerated by the administration of progesterone and/or progesterone-containing birth control pills.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a case in which an exacerbation of symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) allegedly was caused by exposure to aerosol cleaning products at a health and fitness club.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case involving the use of pepper spray by security guards.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case that alleged that exposure to lead was the cause of a child's learning disabilities and aggressive behavior.
-Expert Witness for the Plaintiff in a case in which food poisoning allegedly was caused by eating tuna fish salad prepared at a local grocery.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a case that alleged that symptoms of gastroenteritis were the result of food poisoning caused by eating a turkey leg purchased at a local restaurant.
-Expert Witness for the Defense in a case in which a pharmacist allegedly was libel in a death caused by Keflex dispensed to a person who was allergic to penicillin.
-Expert Witness for the Plaintiff in a case in which a pharmacist allegedly was not adhering to appropriate standard of care by providing early refills of Librium without obtaining authorization from the doctor.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case in which it was alleged that a pharmacist did not follow recommended standards of care by simultaneously dispensing Prozac and Mellaril.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case involving an error in drug dispensation at a pharmacy.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case in which cancer of the tonsils allegedly was caused by exposure to a product containing silica, talc and ethylene glycol monopropyl ether.
-Expert assistance for the Plaintiff in a case that alleged that consumption of an Energy Supplement drink contributed to a death resulting from an automobile collision with a deer.
-Expert assistance for the Defense in a case
Areas of Expertise
- Accident Investigation
- Addiction Medicine
- Alcohol Abuse
- Alcohol, Drug & DUI Testing
- Allergies & Immunology
- Brain Injury
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Consumer Products
- Drug Abuse
- Environmental Medicine
- Environmental Toxicology
- Hazardous Materials
- Hazardous Waste
- Health Care Litigation
- Industrial Medicine
- Insects & Pests
- Internal Medicine
- Lead Poisoning
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Medical Toxicology
- Occupational/Environmental Health
- Oil & Gas
- Paint & Coatings
- Personal Injury
- Preventive Medicine
- Products Liability
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Workers Compensation Insurance
- Wrongful Death
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: DEGREES:
Ph.D. (Pharmacology), 1978, George Washington University, Washington DC.;
M.S. (Pharmaceutics), 1968, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY.;
B.S. (Pharmacy), 1966, Columbia University, NY, NY.
Pharmacist (retired), MD, NY
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Society of Toxicology (SOT);
National Capital Area Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NCAC-SOT) (President - '05-'06; Vice-President '04-'05; Councilor and Newsletter Editor, '00-'03);
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET);
American Pharmacists Association (APhA);
Association of Government Toxicologists (AGT);
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop's Scientist Professional Advisory Committee (Chairman '88-'89).
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Organized or presented at over 25 national or international conferences in toxicology, carcinogenesis and pharmacology. Lecturer to Middle School and High School students on forensic toxicology. Mentor in toxicology to college and graduate students.
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: I have been retained as an expert in over 250 cases (50:50, Defense:Plaintiff).
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: I have been retained as an expert in toxicology, carcinogenesis (e.g., cancer causation), pharmacology, and pharmacy.
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: I have been retained in 50% of my cases by the Plaintiff.
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: I have been retained in 50% of my cases by the Defense.
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: I have given sworn testimony in over 30 depositions in the last four years.
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: The last time I testified for a deposition was in 2013.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: I have been qualified in court to testify as an expert in toxicology, carcinogenesis and pharmacology on fourteen occasions.
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: I have testified in court as an expert sixteen times.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: I have been a Consultant and Expert Witness to the legal profession since 1998.
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: My services to the legal profession include consulting, litigation support and expert testimony at depositions, trials and hearings.
- Rawls & McNelis, P.C.
“You were a wonderful resource and always available throughout this extremely demanding case. Although we retained numerous experts for our case, the ideas and suggestions you proposed were some of the most creative and helpful we heard. You truly made this challenging case somehow seem like a breeze. Thank you for all of your help.”
- Miller, Oliver, Baker, Moylan & Stone
“I just wanted to let you know that we got a verdict on Friday afternoon, which we were very happy with. We feel that your testimony was very effective. Your presentation of the comparisons worked well for an unsophisticated jury. The jury clearly did not believe that there was any ill health effect related to benzene because their award of non-economic damages was only enough to compensate the Plaintiffs for their time, inconvenience, stress, medical suffering, and their fear related to future medical problems. All in all, it was a very good result. We appreciate your hard work on the case, and it was a pleasure working with you.”
- Rundlett Law Firm, PLLC
"I just wanted to let you know that we settled the case this morning. Your professional assistance was the main reason we were able to do so, and I thank you sincerely. We will certainly be using you in the future and I will refer you to anyone who could benefit from your services.”
- Eisenhower, Laufer, & Tarby, P.C.
“Out of the blue, the case just settled. There were not even preliminary discussions until today. Friday's hearing and the deposition must have gotten them to finally take us seriously. Thanks for all your support.”
- U.S. Department of Justice
“I just settled the case. Your assistance has been invaluable throughout this case! I have enjoyed working with you. You can use me as a reference anytime. I am totally satisfied.”
- Wolf, Rubinate & Hasson
“I appreciate your help in this case. I thought the deposition went very well. The opposing counsel told me privately that he thought you did a good job in the deposition as well. His settlement demand has dramatically dropped. Once you got the relevant documents, our defense was in good hands.”
- Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C.
“I am very happy to say that the cases have been resolved and will not be going to trial. We sincerely appreciated your assistance.”
- Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
“The case just settled. I appreciate all your help and look forward to working with you in the future as well.”
- S. McCormick
“Thanks so much for all your help. If I ever find myself or a friend in a bad situation like this (e.g., DUI), I will definitely contact you.”