Forensic Pathophysiology, LLC, was formed by James R. Jauchem, Ph.D., in San Antonio, Texas. (His previous connections with San Antonio include work at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Department of Pathology [in collaboration with the Texas Biomedical Research Institute], the U.S. Air Force’s School of Aerospace Medicine, and the U.S. Army’s Fort Sam Houston.)
James R. Jauchem (“Joe-shum”), PhD, is the principal of Forensic Pathophysiology, LLC. Dr. Jauchem received his doctorate degree in physiology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. With 40 years of research experience in pathophysiology, his last 10 years were specifically related to conducted electrical weapons (including TASER® devices) and other potential non-lethal weapons (including acoustic devices and blunt-impact projectiles). He has performed original research studies and authored numerous articles, including critical reviews, in the following journals: Forensic Science International, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine, American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology, and Forensic Science, Medicine & Pathology.
Other previous areas of expertise include radio-frequency radiation and altitude decompression sickness. He is one of the few experts to have worked at both NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Jauchem was previously Principal Scientific Editor for the National Institutes of Health Division of Research Resources. He retired as Senior Research Physiologist from the U.S. Air Force’s Directed Energy Division in September 2014. In all, Dr. Jauchem has published over 230 research publications, including over 110 peer-reviewed articles (over 75 of those as sole or first author). He is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.
Examples of Paid Expert Witness or Consultant Activities (2014-present):
Retained as expert witness for plaintiff, 14 November 2014, Faltesek v. City of Houston, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (wrongful-death case).
Retained as expert witness for defendant, 23 March 2015, State of Arizona v. John Vincent Fitzgerald, Maricopa County Superior Court, and State of Arizona Supreme Court (post-conviction relief in Capital-murder case; submitted signed report).
Retained as expert witness for plaintiff, 15 January 2016, Alisha LaBaux v. Mike Tegre, indiv and In His Capacity as Sheriff of St. John The Baptist Parish,15 January 2016, 40th Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana (wrongful-death case; submitted signed report).
Retained as consultant for plaintiff, 7 November 2016, Scottie Fields v. Franklin Parish Sheriff, United States District Court, Louisiana Western District (prisoner-civil-rights case).
Retained as expert witness for plaintiff, 11 July 2016, Estate of Norman Cooper v. City of San Antonio, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (violation-of-civil-rights case; submitted signed report).
Retained as expert witness for plaintiff, 6 June 2018, Skinner v. Tower et al., United States District Court for the District of Vermont, Civil Action No. 2:16-cv-127 (violation-of-civil-rights case; submitted signed report).
Retained as expert witness for plaintiff, 17 December 2018, Fellows v. Reed, Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada (abuse of mental health patient – felony; submitted signed report).
Retained as expert witness for defendant, 17 January 2019, State of Texas v. Martinez, 140th District Court, Lubbock County, Texas (aggravated assault on a peace officer; testified in court at jury trial).
Retained as expert witness for plaintiff, 25 February 2019, Maverick Ray & Associates, Criminal/Civil Trial Lawyers, Houston, Texas (aggravated assault).