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When Should an Attorney Refer to an Expert Forensic Neuropsychologist?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 1st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

When Should an Attorney Refer to an Expert Forensic Neuropsychologist? While you may wish to avoid coaching your clients, it can be helpful to identify when referral to an expert forensic neuropsychologist is warranted within the context of a personal injury case.  Here are several guidelines in the case of possible concussion or traumatic brain [...]

Forensic Neuropsychology Expert Dialogue with the Attorney: Unemployment after TBI

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 June 30th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

  As an attorney, it is important to understand all of the factors that may have contributed to your client’s unemployment or underemployment after brain injury so you can prepare your case.  A now well-cited article discusses likelihood of unemployment after TBI and the factors that influence this.  It is important to understand that there [...]

Controversies in Concussion Frequently Encountered by Attorneys and Expert Forensic Neuropsychologists: Subconcussion or Subconcussive Blows

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 June 29th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

Controversies in Concussion Frequently Encountered by Attorneys and Expert Forensic Neuropsychologists:  Subconcussion or Subconcussive Blows Some of the most significant controversies in the field currently relate to (1) diagnosis of TBI retrospectively (particularly concussion), and (2) chronic symptoms following TBI.  It is difficult, in some cases, for experts to agree on short and long term [...]

Concussion Workup Increasing in the Emergency Department: An Update for Personal Injury Attorneys

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 June 28th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

Concussion Workup Increasing in the Emergency Department:  An Update for Personal Injury Attorneys An interesting article was released this week regarding how emergency department visits and head CT utilization have increased over the years (the study time frame was 2006-2011).  This article was published in the Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine (2015 June 25; Zonfrillo [...]

A Brain Injury Lawyer Calls a Neuropsychologist….

By | 2015-08-27T18:32:20+00:00 June 27th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

Attorneys:  Several Questions about TBI to Ask a Neuropsychologist There are several questions that a brain injury lawyer should ask and understand about their case when the claimant raises the issue of concussion or traumatic injury.  A brain injury lawyer can employ a neuropsychologist to provide expert evaluation or opinion in a case.  When the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]