HOUSTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rimkus Consulting Group, one of the leading full-service, forensic engineering consulting firms in the U.S., recently launched a Product Evaluation Laboratory (PEL) based in the company's Chicago office.
Rimkus' PEL, which opened in late 2010, provides a cost-effective solution for claim professionals who manage subrogation claims. Staffed by a team of qualified professional engineers, material scientists, metallurgists, and product liability specialists, Rimkus' PEL affords claim professionals the opportunity to evaluate a wider range of household appliances, electronics, plumbing fixtures, and water supply lines that contribute to millions of dollars in property damage each year.
"The strategic addition of Rimkus' PEL offers our clients a fact-based, scientific approach for the examination and testing of product and component failures. Typical product liability engagements encompass design, materials, manufacturing, installation or operational deficiencies," said John Dufour, Rimkus Consulting Group's Central Region Manager.
Rimkus' product liability experts have been assisting subrogation and claims professionals minimize risk and improve recoveries for more than two decades. The Rimkus team secures evidence through a formal chain-of-custody and evidence storage procedure and performs thorough product liability examinations to deliver reliable assessments of the facts in issue and to provide recommendations for subrogation.
For additional inquiries or to receive an Adjuster's Packet email: ProductEvaluation@rimkus.com
About Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. (www.rimkus.com)
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is a worldwide provider of forensic consulting services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations and government agencies. Rimkus assists clients in the responsive and timely resolution of claims and disputes. The company's team of professional engineers, scientists, certified public accountants and technical specialists is recognized for its commitment to service excellence by local, national and international business communities.
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