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Getting Down With Okorie

Who is Okorie Okorocha, and What Does He Do? Okorie Okorocha is L.A.’s premier forensic toxicology expert witness, specializing in drug and alcohol testing, but what does that actually mean and what is a forensic toxicologist in the first place? We’ve got the low-down to help you understand the man…

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Alcohol Testing 101

Alcohol Testing: History, Methods, and Problems Alcohol testing methods have developed steadily over the last few decades. It’s almost hard to believe that just 80 years ago, testing for blood alcohol content (commonly known as BAC) relied solely on blood and urine tests, which were expensive and time consuming. History…

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The Effect of Pathology on Toxicology

Toxicology Lawyer and Pathologist Collaboration A toxicology lawyer has specialized knowledge of their field, but will often work with other forensic practitioners and legal experts. There’s overlap between these disciplines, and collaboration and communication become especially important when different parties are brought together to solve a case. Pathology is one…

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Picking the Perfect Counsel

Choosing Counsel and Toxicology Co-Counsel Choosing the right counsel for your court case can be incredibly stressful. If any aspect of your case involves substances – like drugs, alcohol, prescription medications, environmental or workplace chemicals, poisons, and so forth – you’ll also need a toxicology co-counsel to weigh in. What…

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False Positive Influencers

Forensic Toxicologist can Disprove False Positives Most of the population, including professional athletes, school teachers and even the President, will have to undergo a mandatory drug test at some point in their lives. Of this group of people, some will test positive for drugs they have not consumed due to…

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Toxicology Report On The Impact Of The Opioid Epidemic

The United States has paid a heavy toll for the nation’s opioid epidemic. Opioid-related deaths have placed a heavy burden on the country and one of the hidden impacts of this crisis is how it affects American pathologists across the United States. The Opioid Epidemic From 2001-2016, opioid-related deaths increased…

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Toxicology Co-Counsel Weighs In On Recreational Marijuana Use

While attorneys are well versed in the proper practices of law, it is often necessary for them to seek co-counsel in specific fields. One field that continues to be searched for by attorneys is toxicology co-counsel. This remains true especially as recreational marijuana laws and use continues to grow and…

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Expert Witness Weighs In On Drug Injection Sites

A few months ago, a panel consisting of expert witnesses, drug experts and politicians met to discuss the opioid epidemic devastating New England. The panel promoted safe injection sites as a solution. A safe injection site is a place an addict could inject heroin without fear of getting arrested. A…

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