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About Ana Messler

Dr. Messler is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist who has provided thousands of evaluations where the question of traumatic brain injury was raised. She has also served as expert consultant and witness. She believes it is critical to provide an objective, scientifically defensible opinion, and to help the jury and court understand the implications of the neuropsychological aspects of cases before them. As a prior active duty neuropsychologist, she has extensive experience in the area of military forensic neuropsychology.

Neuropsychological Assessment After Sports Concussions? The Medical Necessity

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 June 27th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

Medical Necessity of Neuropsychological Assessment after Sports Concussions In what circumstances is a neuropsychological assessment medically necessary after sports concussions or traumatic brain injury? In the case of an athlete who has experienced a concussion or traumatic brain injury, the neuropsychologist plays an important role in determining safe return to work and clearing people after [...]

What is a Forensic Neuropsychologist?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 27th, 2015|forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

What is a Forensic Neuropsychologist? A forensic neuropsychologist conducts neuropsychological evaluations that are intended for consumption by the legal system.  The forensic neuropsychologist is hired to make an independent determination regarding neuropsychological functioning.  Generally, one goal of a neuropsychological assessment is to determine if changes have occurred in the claimant’s attention, memory, language, problem solving, [...]

Forensic Neuropsychology: Late Breaking News on Effort Testing

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 27th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

Forensic Neuropsychology:  Late Breaking News on Effort Testing If you are an attorney who is interested in obtaining an evaluation for your adult client who you believe may have experienced traumatic brain injury, it is essential that you identify a neuropsychologist who includes effort testing as part of the assessment.  I have reviewed many attorney [...]

Finding a Charlotte Neuropsychologist and Concussion Care in Charlotte, NC

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 27th, 2015|neuropsychologist in Charlotte, Uncategorized|

Neuropsychologists and Concussion Care Services in Charlotte, NC If you are an attorney who is interested in obtaining an evaluation for your adult client who you believe may have experienced traumatic brain injury, you have a number of referral sources in Charlotte to assist you in locating a Charlotte neuropsychologist or other brain injury specialist. [...]

Why Would an Attorney Consult With a Neuropsychologist in a Post-Concussion Case?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 25th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, Uncategorized|

Why Would an Attorney Consult With a Neuropsychologist in a Post-Concussion Case? Neuropsychology is a scientific discipline that assesses brain-behavior relationships in important ways that neurologists and other medical doctors cannot.  Neuropsychologists, who frequently hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, also have foundational knowledge in clinical psychology and tests that assess psychological functioning.  In [...]

What is an Independent Medical Examination (IME) for Brain Injury?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 21st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC|

What is an Independent Medical Examination (IME) for Brain Injury? An independent medical examination (IME) for brain injury is a type of evaluation frequently performed by a neuropsychologist who is not already involved in your care.  A neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist who has had additional training (often a postdoctoral fellowship and additional credentials) in [...]

Veterans with TBI in the Justice System: A Guide for Attorneys

By | 2015-08-27T18:32:20+00:00 June 21st, 2015|neuropsychologist in Charlotte, Uncategorized|

Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Justice System:  A Guide for Attorneys The Institute of Medicine (2010) reported that involvement with the criminal justice system has been a significant problem for some Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Efforts such as the Veterans Treatment Courts and the VA’s (Department of Veterans Affairs) [...]

Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology in the Courtroom

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 20th, 2015|criminal forensic neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury|

Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology in the Courtroom:  Criminal Cases Whether you are assisting the plaintiff or the defense in cases where traumatic brain injury (TBI) is claimed, it is important to be aware of the issues that may be raised in the courtroom as you prepare.  From a criminal forensic neuropsychology standpoint, some of these issues [...]

As an Attorney, What Should I Look For in a Forensic Neuropsychologist Expert?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 14th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

In court, one of the first issues that will be addressed is the forensic neuropsychologist expert’s credentials.  Testimony or evaluation provided by an unqualified individual may be unhelpful, at best, to the judge and jury.  Do not miss these critical considerations: Ensure that the individual you are hiring is truly a neuropsychologist. Unfortunately the term [...]

A Case For The Expert Forensic Neuropsychologist

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 7th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

Attorneys may find it useful to consider consultation with an expert forensic neuropsychologist when beginning to put together their thoughts on cases involving personal injury claims.  Neuropsychologists are uniquely equipped to provide the court with important information about the claimant’s brain functioning, utilizing unique interview and testing methods.  Neuropsychologists also take into consideration any psychological [...]