PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Psychiatry Expert Witness Discusses Birth Defect Risks of Lithium PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the newborn of a thirty-year-old woman with bipolar disorder. For three years, the woman had been under the care of a psychiatrist for her bipolar disorder. The woman’s psychiatric condition was being treated with lithium, a mood stabi …

Psychiatrist Prescribes Venlafaxine Leading to Development Delay PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-eight-year-old female at the time of pregnancy who was prescribed venlafaxine, which resulted in numerous cognitive defects in her child. The woman was prescribed venlafaxine after she experienced depressive symptoms after the d …

Family physician Misses Lupus Diagnosis PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Family physician Misses Lupus Diagnosis

This case involved a thirty-five-year-old  female who developed renal failure as a result of a delayed lupus diagnosis. The patient began to frequently visit her family physician with complaints of excessive fatigue. She indicated that she could not carry …

Student Sexually Assaulted During Overnight Soccer Trip PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Student Sexually Assaulted During Overnight Soccer Trip

This case involves a sixteen-year-old female high school student who was sexually assaulted on an overnight soccer trip. The plaintiff’s soccer team traveled to play a game five hours away, which required the team to stay overnight in a rural hotel close …

Emergency Medicine Physician Neglects to Call Psychiatry Consult PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-four-year-old male patient, with a significant medical history of mental issues, including paranoid schizophrenia. He was brought to the ER by the police after a delusional episode and was treated with a number of psychotropic m …

Urogynecologist’s Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery Worsens Sexual Problems PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who had surgery to remove a vaginal polyp five years ago. After the patient had spoken to a sex therapist about her discomfort, she was told that the issue may be medical and contacted her Ob/Gyn.  The consequent surger …

Pediatric Psychiatrist Discharges Child; Results in Suicide PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a fifteen-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room after being arrested by the police for displaying strange behavior in public. The patient was admitted to the inpatient psychiatric ward for observation and was started  …

Heart Attack Missed in Emergency Room Due to Psychiatric Profiling PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-year-old patient who complained of sweating, vomiting, and arm pain, along with the other classic signs of heart attack, which prompted her to call 911. The patient claimed that the EHS staff was disdainful of her when they arriv …

Hospital Discharges Unstable Mother of Twin Infants PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Hospital Discharges Unstable Mother of Twin Infants

This case involves the birth of two twin babies who had no prenatal care and were born prematurely to a mother who experienced significant medical complications during the delivery. The mother is a single parent with a low IQ and was scheduled to receive a …

C-section Leaves Woman With Chronic Intractable Pain Syndrome PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

C-section Leaves Woman With Chronic Intractable Pain Syndrome

This case involves a woman who developed neuroma formations at the site of a previous cesarean section scar. The patient complained of intractable pain after surgery and her doctors recommended a resection procedure to relieve the pain. The surgeon identif …