Medico-legal Assessment

Medico-legal assessments are required when medical / psychological knowledge is sought to answer legal questions. Assessments of clients are usually on request of an attorney or third party to ensure that all legal elements of issues are considered.

Assessments and reports are frequently included as expert evidence in a range of cases. Medico-legal assessments are an intersection between psychology and the justice system. It involves understanding aspects of law in order to be able to provide important information to judges, attorneys and other legal professionals.

I have offered Medico-legal assessments (expert opinion) of adults and children for road accident claims,  medical negligence matters relating to public liability and common law for over 10 years.

Assessments provide evidence and recommendations from which to make informed decisions regarding compensation and may be upheld in a court of law. I also offer expert testimony if required.

I specialise in the assessment of  emotional and behavioural consequences  in adults and in children following motor vehicle as well as pedestrian road traffic accidents, personal injury, occupational injury and medical negligence cases.

I also include Neuropsychological screening in medico-legal cases where attorneys need valid and reliable recommendation about the need for comprehensive assessment of a client’s cognitive, executive and emotional functioning for purposes of third party claims or the appointment of a Curator ad-litem.