Neuromindworks offers a range of paediatric and adult neuropsychological medico-legal expert witness assessments including for the following cases:

  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence (e.g. traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Criminal and Family cases where there is a suspected acquired brain injury or neurological condition
  • Mental capacity assessments

Typical questions answered in a personal injury report include:

  • Has the person suffered a brain injury and if so what is the level of severity?
  • What neuropsychological problems does the person have (e.g. cognitive, behavioural and emotional)?
  • To what extent have these problems caused a level of disability; pain and suffering?
  • What are the potential causes of their problems?
  • Are there any non-injury factors which contribute to their problems?
  • What is the person’s potential for recovery?
  • To what extent is the person likely to benefit from rehabilitation and what are the recommendations for rehabilitation?
  • Does the person have a psychiatric disorder resulting from the traumatic event (e.g. PTSD)?
  • Does the person have the mental capacity to make judgements regarding important legal decisions?

 

Medico-legal neuropsychological assessment

Neuropsychological medico-legal assessments typically include:

  • A detailed clinical interview and review of the Court bundle
  • A range of (neuro)psychometric tests measuring cognitive, emotional and social functioning.  “Gold standard” tests that are psychometrically robust are used
  • Comprehensive symptom validity assessments
  • Comprehensive reports which address all issues required by the legal profession

Neuromindworks medico-legal service operates via a consortium association called WSCmedico-legal.  The WSC concept was developed in order to provide a support framework for Expert Witnesses who offer a wide range of medico-legal services. This arrangement ensures that the individual Expert Witness benefits from excellent administration services in addition to regular peer review and supervision, thus providing a platform for continuous professional development and quality assurance. Dr Hall is a founding member of WSCmedico-legal.  See www.wscmedicolegal.co.uk for more information.

Please give us a call to discuss neuropsychological medico-legal Expert Witness assessments in Birmingham and nationwide.

WSC Medico-Legal Reports & Expert Witnesses

WSC Medico-Legal Reports & Expert Witnesses