Dr. McCabe is an internationally-trained and nationally recognized scientist with both research and teaching experience. He has a broad-based background in toxicology with specialized expertise in mechanistic immunotoxicology and human health assessment. Dr. McCabe earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology and Immunology from Albany Medical College, NY, and completed post-doctorate training at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He is an active member in many professional associations including the Society of Toxicology and has served on numerous national and international advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Academy of Sciences, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Health Organization. He sits on the editorial board of four toxicology journals, has been widely published and has received numerous research grants from NIH.
Dr. McCabe applies his expertise in toxicology to issues involving exposures to agents such as metals, solvents, PCBs/dioxins, and pesticides; blood alcohol, recreational drugs and substance abuse; food allergies; dermal reactions; and cosmetic product liability. He has spent more than 24 years working in the field of toxicology studying the adverse effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents on living organisms.
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- Pesticide Exposures - Expert Article
The experts at Robson Forensic are frequently retained to investigate incidents involving human exposure to toxic substances. Very often those exposures involve pesticides. The nature of these investigations varies broadly depending on the specifics of each case, including the substance in question, the dose, and the routes of exposure. 1.1 billion pounds of pesticide active ingredient are used annually in the United States.
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- Experts Investigate Toxicology & Dram Shop Issues – Case Summary
A pedestrian sustained serious injuries when he was struck by an intoxicated driver. A blood specimen obtained from the driver approximately 30 minutes after the crash revealed a serum alcohol concentration of 0.176 g/dl. Robson Forensic experts in Toxicology and Liquor Liability were retained to determine: 1) the dose of alcohol consumed in the hours prior to the crash 2) if the driver’s alcohol concentration was consistent with the likelihood that she displayed visible signs of intoxication while patronizing the local social club 3) if the actions/inactions of the social club were reckless and breached the industry standard of care for the service of alcohol and contributed to the pedestrian’s injuries.
For more information on this case, or how Robson Forensic can assist in your investigation, please contact the head of our Sciences Practice, Dr. Michael J. McCabe, Jr., Ph.D., DABT, ATS.
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- Toxicology Expert Testifies as to BAC of Driver – Jury Awards $550G
Toxicologist, Michael McCabe, testified that the driver of a vehicle had a .24 blood alcohol level after a rear-end crash that severely injured the driver of the other vehicle -- three times the legal .08 blood alcohol threshold for driving while intoxicated in New York State.
A jury awarded $550,000 to the victim and placed nearly half the blame on the nightclub that served alcohol to the driver.
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