GUARDIANSHIP EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Counties Facilitating Interstate Adoption Fail To Follow Investigative Protocols GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

This case involves a dispute over liability between two counties in Iowa and Nebraska. The original issue involved a young boy who became a ward of Nebraska when his mother began living with a convicted sex offender. The state placed the boy with a foster  …

Legal Malpractice Expert Comments on Ethical Lapses by Divorce Attorney GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

This case involves issues that stem from a divorce that took place in Arizona. After extensive premarital counseling, a custody agreement and child support agreement were determined through the court in Arizona, and a paternity test was run to establish th …

Education Expert Witness Opines on Hostile Classroom Environment GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

Background This case stemmed from Plaintiffs’ conflicts with the defendant school district over events in the United States history classroom of Defendant Bruce H. Smith at the Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania high school in the spring of 2007. Smith showe …

Life Care Planner Evaluates Healthcare Costs For Intellectually Disabled Teen GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

This autism analysis case takes place in Wisconsin and involves a teenager with a past medical history of autism, disruptive behavior disorder, hypogammaglobulinemia, intractable seizures from a very young age, and overall intellectual disability with an …

Mental health resident blinded from self-inflicted injury GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-one year-old male patient with a past medical history of pervasive developmental disorder, moderate mental retardation and various behavioral issues. The young man had been residing in a group home since he was seventeen years o …

Forensic Expert Witness Immune From Negligence Charge in Child Custody Case GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

 This forensic neuropsychology case involves a child custody dispute over the visitation rights that a father had to see his young daughter. The father’s visitation rights were at issue because the mother had accused him of sexually abusing their daugh …

School Counselor Breaches Duty to Inform Resulting in Student’s Death GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

This case involves a thirteen-year-old girl who became interested in satanism. This caused the student to have an obsession with death. The student told several of her friends that she was going to commit suicide. Several of the student’s friends reporte …

Child Abused and Starved After Being Placed With Uncle GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

Child Abused and Starved After Being Placed With Uncle

This case involves the welfare of a child who was taken by Child Protective Services. During a hearing, the court removed the child, who was seven at the time, from his father’s custody, and placed him with his paternal uncle. Following the placement int …

12 Year Old Boy Injured During a Public School Field Trip GUARDIANSHIP Expert Case

12 Year Old Boy Injured During a Public School Field Trip

This case involves a 12-year-old boy who sustained an injury during a public school field trip. The child’s class visited a state park, where the students were allowed to ride bicycles on a wooded trail. Protective wear was offered to some of the student …