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As an expert witness, John A. Budny, PhD, CMI serves attorneys and their clients in California and across the United States. While Dr. Budny is qualified to assess the toxicity caused by all types of chemicals, he is, based on his educational experience, qualified to determine whether or not a cause and effect relationship exists between medications and adverse medical events.

Dedicated to Excellence
Dr. Budny provides a wide range of services to legal professionals. From expert witness testimony to assisting in the evaluation of a case, he has the medical and scientific background needed to provide attorneys with a scientific depth and perspective for their cases.  He has the necessary expertise in toxicologyto provide competent opinions about the adverse consequences of medications or other xenobiotics.

Dr. Budny provides competent opinions based upon recognized and accepted scientific principles and the latest medical findings. He determines if prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, drugs of abuse, and bacterial infections or their treatments are the cause of adverse medical or health events.

Dr. Budny's background includes a Ph.D. in basic medical science and a 30-year career as a practicing toxicologist. His unique perspective combines the science of toxicology with medical knowledge, allowing him to fully understand all ramifications of an adverse medical event caused by prescription errors, faulty medications, or failure in the health care delivery process.

DR. JOHN A. BUDNY, BCFE, FAIC, CMI


EDUCATION
BS Chemistry, Lewis University, Lockport, Illinois
PhD Medical Biochemistry, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
MBA Business Management, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

EXPERIENCE
Pre-clinical toxicology of pharmaceuticals
Pre-marketing toxicology and human health risk assessments of OTC pharmaceuticals, consumer products and chemicals
University level teaching of medical biochemistry, physiology, toxicology and chemistry
Testimony in civil and criminal proceedings: depositions, trials, arbitrations and declarations

CERTIFICATIONS
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine
Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners
Certified Medical Investigator – CMI

MEMBERSHIPS
American Board of Forensic Examiners
American College of Forensic Examiners
American Board of Forensic Medicine
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemists, Fellow
Society of Toxicology
American College of Toxicology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
New York Academy of Sciences
Roundtable of Toxicology Consultants
Editorial Board – International Journal of Toxicology


Resources

         


JAMA

JAMA


JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. JAMA is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. The online version is made freely available to institutions in developing countries. JAMA’s 2011 impact factor is 30 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years).

JAMA's acceptance rate is approximately 9% of the nearly 6600 solicited and unsolicited manuscripts it receives annually. In 2012, the median time from submission to acceptance for all articles was 31 days and, for Online First articles, 17 days. The median time from acceptance to publication was 35 days for all articles and 18 days for articles published Online First (for additional information, see the JAMA editorial). JAMA is a member of the African Journal Partnership Project and is partnered with the Malawi Medical Journal. The Editor-in-Chief of JAMA is Howard Bauchner, MD.

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National Toxicology Program

More than 80,000 chemicals are registered for use in the United States. Each year, an estimated 2,000 new ones are introduced for use in such everyday items as foods, personal care products, prescription drugs, household cleaners, and lawn care products. We do not know the effects of many of these chemicals on our health, yet we may be exposed to them while manufacturing, distributing, using, and disposing of them or when they become pollutants in our air, water, or soil. Relatively few chemicals are thought to pose a significant risk to human health. However, safeguarding public health depends on identifying both what the effects of these chemicals are and at what levels of exposure they may become hazardous to humans—that is, understanding their toxicology.

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National Toxicology Program

Medscape

Medscape

Medical News
Read the latest news across 30+ medical specialties, including:

• Medical alerts/FDA announcements
• Thought-leader perspectives
• Conference news
• Journal articles from top publications
Clinical Reference

Access point-of-care decision-making tools, including:
• Drug reference and interaction checker

• Disease and procedure reference
• Medical calculators
• Health plan drug formulary information
Continuing Medical Education

Complete courses to fulfill professional development and licensure requirements.

• Courses across 1,000+ topics

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The Society of Toxicology


The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the US and abroad. SOT is committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. The Society promotes the acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology, aids in the protection of public health, and facilitates disciplines. The Society has a strong commitment to education in toxicology and to the recruitment of students and new members into the profession.

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The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute


The American College of Toxicology


The American College of Toxicology is a professional organization of about 1000 toxicologists who work in industry, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, government regulatory agencies, or as consultants. ACT provides a forum for collegial exchange of information. ACT holds their Annual Meeting every November. Other educational opportunities include courses and webinars held throughout the year and around the globe. The latest scientific information of interest is published in the ACT journal, the International Journal of Toxicology.

The American College of Toxicology

Mission Statement

The mission of the American College of Toxicology is to educate, lead, and serve professionals in toxicology and related disciplines by promoting the exchange of information and perspectives on applied toxicology and safety assessment.

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The International Journal of Toxicology

The International Journal of Toxicology


The International Journal of Toxicology (IJT) publishes timely, peer-reviewed papers on current topics important to toxicologists. Six bi-monthly International Journal of Toxicologyissues cover a wide range of topics, including contemporary issues in toxicology, safety assessments, novel approaches to toxicological testing, mechanisms of toxicity, biomarkers, and risk assessment. IJT also publishes invited reviews on contemporary topics, and features articles based on symposia. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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