PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Child Develops Muscle Disorder After Administration Of Antipsychotic Drug PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 11-year-old boy who presented with an uncontrollable shoulder shrug after returning from a school field trip. Tourettes Syndrome was suspected and he was administered an antipsychotic. Following the administration of the medicatio …

Student Dies While Undergoing Treatment For Opioid Addiction PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Student Dies While Undergoing Treatment For Opioid Addiction

This case involves a college student who died from an opioid overdose. The student had undergone surgery after a sports-related injury, and was prescribed opioids for pain relief. The student became addicted after taking the opioids for a few months and la …

Psychiatry Expert Opines on Patient Suicide While Under Hospital Care PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the suicide of a 15 year old female. The patient began to exhibit tendencies towards self-harm after the death of her mother, and was brought to the hospital for psychiatric treatment by her father. While in the hospital, the patient rev …

Abilify Manufacturer Sued for Psychological Ramifications PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Abilify Manufacturer Sued for Psychological Ramifications

After experiencing adverse side effects from the antidepressant Abilify, a group of patients filed a class action suit against the manufacturing company. Primarily prescribed for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression, Abilify was marketed as an a …

Inconsistent Effexor Dosage the Focus of Family Lawsuit PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Inconsistent Effexor Dosage the Focus of Family Lawsuit

When a man with a history of depression and violence was prescribed Effexor by his sister without an official consultation, he faced a paradox of being medically unmonitored while becoming increasingly prone to severe mood shifts. The patient’s sister wa …

Experts in College Counseling Discuss Suicide Prevention PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Experts in College Counseling Discuss Suicide Prevention

The suicide of a Sophmore undergraduate student prompted a legal investigation into her medical history and whether the school psychologist had followed proper suicide prevention procedure. Though she had no past mental illnesses and was physically healthy …

Physician’s Assessment of Patient Questioned in Malpractice Case PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

The treatment of a woman with a history of suicide, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD from childhood sexual abuse was the subject of a malpractice trial after it was alleged that her doctor did not provide a high enough standard of care. She had un …

Mental Hospital Accused of Improper Institutionalization Procedures PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle aged man with a history of mental illness who has been hospitalized at an inpatient psychiatric facility for several years. He had originally been convicted of assault during an altercation with a motel clerk, after which he was …