Civil Law

Forensic Psychology: Consulting, Evaluations, and Expert Testimony

Forensic Psychology overview of civil law

    

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Psycho-legal examinations in civil courts include personal injury examinations, wrongful death, hostile workplace, and sexual harassment.

 

The evaluation of emotional distress may involve the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, loss of consortium, and diminished quality of life. All disorders require the determination of the contribution of a proximate cause.

Pre- and post-traumatic incident psychological functioning is important to determine the impact upon work, relationships and the enjoyment of leisure life. 

Contributions of all possible  causes are critical to compensation.  

 

Injuries and accidents leading to brain injury  are evaluated through the examination of the cognitive functions of the brain. Language, memory, attention, spatial and executive abilities are the most frequently impaired abilities of individuals with brain injuries. Malingering, exaggeration and less than full effort must be checked for to avoid false claims.

 

Chronic pain  can be examined following injury, accident or surgery. Pain intensity and duration are measured to determine their effect on the individuals' adaptive functions to everyday life. The evaluation of honest effort and malingering is critical to direct examination during deposition.

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Dr. William E. Flynn, PhD
Psychologist
Forensic and Clinical Psychology
100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 202-7344
weflynn@legalpsychologist.com


 

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