The Robson Forensic webinar series explores technical topics through the perspective of experienced forensic experts. Expect to delve deeper into the science, standards, and engineering principles underlying your casework than you have at other events and conferences.
*Please note, these webinars are not for CLE credit.
Electrical Controls and Product Malfunctions
The failure of a product or system to turn on/off or respond to input can lead to a broad range of injuries or property damage. Whether it be a seemingly innocuous device like a coffeepot, or a heavy duty industrial cooling system, the root cause of a failure can often be traced to electrical controls.
So what are electrical controls, and how do they potentially factor into your casework?
This webinar will simplify the topic of electrical controls, starting with the basics and building up to examples of actual incidents caused by control failures. Experts from our electrical engineering group will provide attendees with insight on evaluating these cases and guidance on discovery questions to ensure that adequate information is available for proper forensic analysis.
Drownings with Lifeguards on Duty — the Unrecognized Victims
This webinar will explore some commonly misunderstood aspects of drownings that occur at facilities with lifeguards on duty.
When a drowning occurs at a guarded pool, the immediate reaction is often to point blame at the lifeguards, but recent science demonstrates that this is not always appropriate. The leader of our Aquatics practice, Maria Bella who has investigated hundreds of drowning incidents across the country, from private pools to hotels, resorts, schools, and institutions large and small will explain the scientific factors that may prevent an attentive guard from seeing or recognizing a swimmer in distress. She will also describe the preventive steps that facilities can take to eliminate dangerous lifeguard blind spots.
Psychologist Dr. Staci Weiner will close the event with a discussion on the psychological impact of drownings. Her discussion will include the short and long term effects for those closest to the victim, as well as the potential implications for the lifeguards on duty.