This discipline deals with the application of psychological/neuropsychological principles and knowledge to the legal arena. Persona clinicians have been providing expert testimony for over 25 years.
We focus on understanding and assessing the sequelae of:
- Neurological trauma (any form of brain insult, spinal cord injury)
- Physical Trauma (e.g., Amputations, Burn Injuries, Chronic pain)
- Psychological Trauma (PTSD)
- Competency (Civil, Criminal)
- Civil (Refuse/Consent to Treatment, Guardianship, Testamentary and Financial Decisions).
- Criminal (Stand Trial, Mitigating Brain Damage, Criminal Responsibility)
We provide Expert Testimony based on our comprehensive evaluations for civil, criminal, industrial, and immigration cases.
Persona Neurobehavior Group litigation experts provide invaluable trial services when dealing with complex psychological and neuropsychological cases. Our comprehensive approach provides information that increases the accuracy of the decision-making process of the justice system.
Our services include:
- Comprehensive Neuropsychological and Psychodiagnostic evaluations that determine causation in a civil case or contributing factors which may mitigate the outcome of an alleged crime.
- Consultation on case strategy and developing a trial theme
- Selection and coordination of relevant experts and evidentiary issues
- Advising prospective expert witnesses
- Scientific background to help ascertain effective themes emphasized at trial, arbitration, mediation, and appellate court arguments.
- Presentation of recommendations to the legal team to include:
- Summary reviews of relevant medical and psychological records, treatment plans and evaluations, and analysis of injury documentation.
- Review case materials and mental health evaluations and provide guidance to attorneys on how to understand and frame clinical issues.
- Support the process of direct and cross examination of expert witnesses by developing questions and courtroom observation.
- Provide access to and explanation of scientific scholarly literature, and how to use this information in the case.