PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Police Officers Use Excessive Force Against Mentally Ill Person PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

The plaintiff in this case had an extensive history of mental illness. On the day in question, his ex-wife called 911 and reported that he was drunk and being argumentative. Police officers responded, and started talking to him. He refused to allow the off …

Patient Suffers Severe PTSD After Surgical Error PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Severe PTSD After Surgical Error

This case takes place in New Mexico and involves a male patient who underwent surgery to repair a penile deformity. The patient was discharged the day after the surgery with no instructions on wound care. A follow-up appointment was scheduled, however the …

Electroconvulsive Therapy Allegedly Causes Severe Mental Damage PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

The plaintiff was seeing a psychiatrist for bipolar disorder and depression. Though he had self-medicated with homeopathic remedies like St. John’s Wort, his worsening condition caused him to seek out more substantive medical care. Consequently, he had und …

Life Care Planning Assessment for Injured Construction Worker PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Life Care Planning Assessment for Injured Construction Worker

Plaintiff construction worker, who was in his 50s, was loading gasoline and diesel fuels into his work vehicle at defendant’s terminal fuel dispensing bay. After he attached a cable to the load rack electronic terminal apparatus, he stepped over the cabl …

Workplace Chemical Exposure Caused Psychological Problems PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Workplace Chemical Exposure Caused Psychological Problems

Plaintiffs were temporary employees at a reclamation facility. While working in the processing building one day, each man became ill — reported having trouble breathing, bloody noses and skin blisters from chemical burns. A yellow-brown cloud was hanging …

Patient Suffers Severe Injuries at an Addiction Rehabilitation Center PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This addiction psychiatry case involves a patient who suffered injuries at a addiction rehabilitation center located in Oregon. The rehab center conducted an assessment upon intake of the patient and they noted that the patient was suffering from “hallu …

Psychiatry Expert Witness Reviews Bipolar Diagnosis PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Psychiatry Expert Witness Reviews Bipolar Diagnosis

Plaintiff initiated treatment with defendant psychiatrist at age 40, though she had been medicated for depression and other disorders since age 14. She reported a diagnosis of bipolar disorder from her previous caregivers. In the past, she was placed on a  …

Employment expert advises on discrimination for firing of police officer PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

An employment expert advises on a case involving a police officer who alleged discrimination after he was terminated. The police officer was arrested for drunken driving and was fired. He sued the city for discrimination based on his medical condition, cla …

Neurology expert advises on disability benefits for nerve injury PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

A neurology expert advises on a case involving a patient who is seeking disability benefits for a nerve injury. Plaintiff is a surgeon who sustained a herniated disc at the C6-7 level, which was confirmed by a MRI. Four years later, his neurological proble …