Neuropsychological Aspects of Brain Injury Litigation: A Medicolegal Handbook for lawyers and Clinicians

Dr Moore recently edited and contributed to the textbook:

Aiming to focus on the importance of neuropsychological evidence and the role of the neuropsychologist as expert witness in brain injury litigation.

This thorough, evidence-based resource fosters discussion between the legal profession and expert neuropsychological witnesses. The chapters reflect collaborations between leading personal injury lawyers and neuropsychologists in the UK. Key issues in brain injury litigation are addressed that are essential to an understanding of the role of the neuropsychologist as expert witness and of neuropsychological evidence for the courts. These include neuropsychological testing, assessment of quantum, vocational rehabilitation, mental capacity, forensic outcomes, the frontal paradox, mild traumatic brain injury and more.

Combining the scientific and legal background with practical tips and case examples, this book is valuable reading for legal professionals, particularly those working in personal injury and clinical negligence, as well as trainees, students and clinicians in the field of neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation and clinical psychology.

  1. Introduction
  2. Legal Principles in Litigation
  3. Premorbid Abilities: Cognition, Emotion and Behaviour
  4. Neuropsychological Testing in Brain Injury Litigation: A Critical Part of the Expert Neuropsychological Examination
  5. Paediatric Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury: Social and Forensic Risk Management in Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches
  6. Effort Testing, Performance Validity, and the Importance of Context and Consistency
  7. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Neuropsychological Symptoms
  8. The Frontal Lobe Paradox
  9. Assessing Mental Capacity in Brain Injury Litigation
  10. Legal Principles of Quantum
  11. Practical Applications of Quantum Principles
  12. Conclusion: Formulating Neuropsychological Opinion in Brain Injury

         Phil S. Moore, Shereen Brifcani and Andrew Worthington

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