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Article - Interventions for Survivors of Mass Trauma

Interventions for acutely injured survivors of individual and mass trauma by Expert 48043 Natural and human-made disasters entail the threat of physical injury. Injured trauma survivors initially receive care in the acute care medical setting. For example, the Centers...
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Article - PTSD and Functional Impairment

Posttraumatic Stress, Functional Impairment and Service Utilization After Injury: A Public Health Approach By Expert 48043  PTSD and Comorbid Disorders Variations in rates of PTSD development have been reported ranging from less than 5% in European survivors of...
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Article - 8 Ways to Improve School Entrance Security

By Expert ID: 10087 EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to accurately attribute several of the points to Brad Spicer. Many school and university buildings in the United States have been constructed to achieve an inviting and open campus style, with multiple...
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Article - Selecting a Handwriting Expert

By Expert ID: 06229 If you are called upon to handle a case that involves a handwriting forgery, you may wish to retain a handwriting expert. A forensic handwriting expert compares signatures and handwriting, handprinting, or other graphic expressions such as graffiti...
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Article - FORENSIC MEDICINE: Filling Out the Form

By Expert ID: 05086 Filling-out forms is a necessary part of the practice of medicine, and failure to perform this seemingly secretarial task may lead to dire consequences. I was retained as an emergency medicine consultant in a case involving a Type-1 diabetic who...
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Article - How Did Your Wife Get Lou Gehrig’s Pants?

By Expert ID: 07049 I received a call from a woman who said “My Mother has a pair of Lou Gehrig’s New York Yankee uniform pants and we want to know how much they’re worth.”  I, kiddingly, responded “And how did your mother (who was not Mrs. Gehrig)...
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Article - PARATRANSIT: A Wheelchair Passenger Slips Out of Their Chair During Transport – Who’s At Fault? The Answer Might Surprise You.

By Expert ID: 10109  Injuries involving elderly, disabled, or infirm passengers, suffered while riding in wheelchair accessible vehicles are so common that, any given time, there are 100s of active lawsuits in our country involving this dynamic. A major case...
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Article - PSYCHIATRY: Assessing Civil Competence

By Expert ID: 52006, M.D. Practicing psychiatrists are not often asked to assess their patients’ mental capacity (competence) to perform ordinary contractual tasks, such as selling a house, signing into the hospital, or making decisions about their own medical...
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Article - PSYCHOLOGY: Fitness for Duty Evaluations

Forensic Psychology | by Expert ID: md515, Ph.D. Ultimately, a Fitness for Duty Evaluation (FFDE) should assess whether the individual’s work capacity is at least equal to or greater than the work demands.  Whether an individual is a police officer, pilot,...

Article - NEUROPSYCHOLOGY: Deception; A Prevalent, Adaptive and Profitable Phenomenon

By Expert ID: 29005, Ph.D. Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment. Few of us have made it into adulthood without engaging in, or entertaining the notion of malingering or feigning illness. My first conscious recollection of malingering began at age 8. You...
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Article - DENTISTRY: Claims Abuse as it Relates to Dentistry

By Expert ID: 6160, D.D.S. When it comes to evaluating a case for dental damage, regardless if it is a motor-vehicle accident, slip and fall, or assault, there are 7 broad categories that I assert are important to evaluate; The plaintiffs complaint The history of the...
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Article - PSYCHOLOGY: Does the Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest Meet the Daubert Criteria for Evidence?

By Expert ID: 32013, Ph.D. The Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest (AASI)is an objective measure of a person’s sexual interest in various potential sexual partners, including males and females, of preschool, grade school, adolescent, and adult ages.  The...
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Article - HANDWRITING: Thou Shalt Not Buy Assumptions

By Expert ID: 5005, Handwriting Expert and Document Examiner   A MORAL IMPERATIVE FOR CROSS-EXAMINATION There are a number of basic guidelines for a cross-examiner in handling an opposing expert. Experts who present on such things wax prophetic of the inevitable...
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Article - PSYCHIATRY: Attorneys – Serving Mentally Ill Clients

By Expert ID: 3009, D.O. Working with a client who suffers from a major mental illness can be challenging and frustrating for the client and yourself.  Mental health issues manifest in many ways, but there a certain features that are often shared across...
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Article - NEUROPSYCHOLOGY: Three Myths of Neuropsychology

By Expert ID: 03007, Ph.D. Often, neuropsychological reports will reflect the beliefs of the neuroscience of twenty-five years ago, rather than more current research.  As a result, brain injury is often claimed where none exists and patients are kept home from...
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Article - CASE CONSULTING: What If Your Client Is Deaf?

By Expert ID: 33075, Ph.D. Serving a client who is deaf is an uncommon experience for most attorneys.  Here are some essential issues that are relevant to providing competent legal assistance to deaf individuals.  My focus here is on persons deaf from birth,...
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Article - ONCOLOGY: Standard of Care – What Standard, Who Cares?

By Dr. R.S.C., M.D. A hundred years ago, one man could master the cumulative medical knowledge of all humanity. Today, one man could spend a lifetime reading the new findings published in a single year. We doctors learn it ‘all’ in medical school. But, of...
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Article - PSYCHIATRY: Losing Your Rights – Complications of Misdiagnosis

By Expert ID: 6142, M.D. Violation of civil rights, forced treatment and commitment under the guise of psychiatric care are depicted in two cases involving female physicians who became “patients” in non-medical situations in different states. They were...
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Article - CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE – Jail Health

By Expert ID: 19006, M.D. There are two medical problems that often result in preventable disability or death during incarceration, especially in small, short-term lockups. The first is the inability to recognize and properly manage insulin dependent...
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Article - HOSPITALS: How to Make Discovery More Effective in Hospital Lawsuits

By Expert ID: 43017 Attorneys bringing lawsuits against health care organizations and providers face great difficulties discovering what they will need to successfully advocate for their clients. Aside from federal and state protections for “peer review”...
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Article - RADIOLOGY: Radiological Demonstrative Evidence

By Expert ID: 8013 Radiology is a critical component of most medical care. As a consequence of this, legal cases in which individuals are claiming injuries will frequently have imaging studies as a central aspect of the record. Demonstrative evidence can be used as an...
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Article - INSURANCE: The World Trade Center Property Insurance Trial – Lessons Learned?

By Expert ID: 39053, CPCU Had the tragic events on 9/11/01 not occurred, we would have never learned about negligence, mistakes, errors and omissions, inconsistencies, and confusion that plagued the placement and negotiation of the property insurance program for the...
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Article - PSYCHOLOGY: The Gifted Child’s Response to the Disintegration of the Family

By Expert ID: 32015, Ph.D. There is a great diversity in children’s response to divorce and remarriage. Some experience more adverse consequences and some are more resilient and manage to cope and even thrive following the marital breakup. The considerable...
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