PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Traumatic Motor Vehicle Accident Results in POTS PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Traumatic Motor Vehicle Accident Results in POTS

This case involves a twenty-eight-year-old female patient who was in a traumatic motor vehicle accident that left her with several complications. She had been attempting to adjust the AC and heat controls on her Jeep Wrangler when another vehicle collided  …

Psychiatric Patient’s Abdominal Pain Ignored Resulting in Bowel Perforation PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 61-year-old female patient who was living in a psychiatric nursing home. She was admitted to the facility involuntarily for mental health issues. During the first week of her stay, she complained of excruciating abdominal pain that was …

Non-Professional Boundaries Crossed During Psychotherapy Sessions PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a woman who was undergoing psychotherapy treatment sessions and was under the care of a Ph.D. The patient claimed that several non-professional boundaries were crossed during her care that resulted in poor outcomes. The patient has exper …

Psychiatric Patient Removed From One-to-One Suicide Watch With Fatal Result PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 60-year-old male patient who was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for delusional thoughts and suicidal behavior. The patient was on a one-to-one suicide watch for a few days but was taken off due to improvement in his symptoms. Sever …

Unrestrained Schizophrenic Patient Sustains Fall and Broken Hip PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a patient who has a past medical history of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She was involuntarily committed to the psychiatric ward of her local hospital due to increasing agitation and aggressive behavior. Upon her transfer to the p …

Restrained Patient Goes Into Cardiac and Respiratory Arrest After Being Sedated PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the care of a schizophrenic patient who was taken to the hospital by police after a public disturbance. The patient was agitated and paranoid and had to be placed in four-point restraints. The doctors then sedated him with 20 ml of muscl …

Unsupervised Emotionally Disturbed Patient Injures Himself PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Unsupervised Emotionally Disturbed Patient Injures Himself

This case involves a 31-year-old male patient who was admitted to a Psychiatric Institute and of a major medical center for aggressive and destructive behavior. At the time of admission, the patient was determined to be harmful to himself and others. The p …

Abilify’s Possible Role in Child Suicide PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Abilify’s Possible Role in Child Suicide

This case involves a 12-year-old male who was displaying signs of inappropriate behavior, visual hallucinations, and a depressed mood with flat affect. He was brought to the emergency room and was admitted to the psychiatric department for observation beca …

Classic Heart Attack Signs Masked by Acute Psychosis PSYCHOLOGY Expert Case

Classic Heart Attack Signs Masked by Acute Psychosis

This case involves a 50-year-old female patient who called EMS due to complaints of classic heart attack signs and symptoms. Upon arrival, EMS claimed she displayed psychotic behavior and they delayed her transport to the hospital for an extended time peri …