Merrill M. Mitler, Ph.D.

Forensic Examination

Merrill M. Mitler, Ph.D.

Litigation Support 

Forensic Examination

Dr. Mitler is an internationally recognized investigator, administrator and expert in sleep disorders research who has authored over 200 journal articles and books. He is a licensed psychologist and boarded in both sleep medicine and forensic examination. He has more than 30 years of experience in legal matters related to fatigue. 

Fatigue-related mishaps

​A fatigue-related mishap is usually classified under the heading of human error. Objective evaluation of all available facts is required in determining whether fatigue was a significant contributing factor in a particular error. A fatigued person, as opposed to a fully rested person, is more apt to make certain types of errors. Typical fatigue-related errors include missing a curve on a quiet, otherwise straight road, overlooking a low fuel warning and starting to brake too late to avoid a collision. The consequences of fatigue-related errors range from minor to catastrophic.​ Identifying those human error mishaps that are fatigue-related is increasingly important in our 24/7 society where work shifts of 12 hours or more are common.

Specializing in litigation arising from fatigue-related accidents

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