Forensic Toxicology

Forensic toxicology involves the application of analytical chemistry, pharmacology and clinical chemistry to aid medical or legal investigation of death, poisoning, and drug use. Garrett’s forensic toxicologist consider the context of an investigation, in particular any physical symptoms recorded, and any evidence collected that may help narrow the inquiry, such as pill bottles, powders, trace residue, and any available chemicals. Provided with this information Garrett’s forensic toxicologists can determine which toxic substances were present, in what concentrations, and the probable effect of those chemicals may have had on a person.

Garrett’s experts also provide professional, unbiased case reviews involving drug effects of toxins on human performance, toxicity of iatrogenic/ therapeutic agents, lead and other toxic metals, carbon monoxide and environmental/occupational hazards. These services may also evaluations as to drug impairment, overdose, toxic chemical exposure, medical issues associated with drug therapy, poisoning, and what role, if any, drugs, alcohol, or chemical exposures might play in civil and criminal litigation.