Expert Witness

Clinical Negligence

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Expert witness psychologists can play a crucial role in clinical negligence legal cases. These professionals are trained and experienced in providing expert opinions on matters related to psychological injury or trauma resulting from medical malpractice.

In a clinical negligence case, an expert witness psychologist can provide valuable insights into the psychological effects of the alleged medical negligence on the patient’s mental health, and how it has impacted their overall quality of life. They can also assess the patient’s psychological injuries and provide a prognosis for long term recovery and treatment.

Expert witness psychologists can also evaluate the quality of care provided by the medical team, and identify any breaches in professional standards or failure to follow established protocols, which may have resulted in the psychological injury. Moreover, expert witness psychologists have a deep understanding of the psychological impact of medical malpractice on the patients and their families. They can help the legal team to understand the patients’ emotional and psychological states during and after the malpractice event, which can help to make a stronger case in front of a court.

To effectively use an expert witness psychologist in a clinical negligence case, the legal team should ensure that they select a professional with a relevant experience and training in the specific area of concern. This will guarantee that the expert witness can provide the most accurate opinion and recommendation based on the available facts and evidence.

In conclusion, an expert witness psychologist can make a significant and positive impact on clinical negligence legal cases, and potentially help the patient and their family receive compensation for the harm caused. They can provide valuable insights on psychological injuries and trauma caused by medical negligence, and help the legal team provide sufficient evidence in court to prove their case

Our psychological assessments in Clinical Negligence cases can include:
  • Condition, causation and prognosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression, Anxiety & Phobia following incident
  • Assessment of pain following incident
  • The emotional impacts of the incident
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Prior vulnerability to trauma
  • Interference with daily activities due to psychological presentation 
  • Disadvantage in the workplace due to psychological presentation
  • Treatment recommendations, type, length, cost & likely outcome
  • Capacity assessments
  • Feigning or exaggeration of symptoms (malingering)

Psychology Direct – A dedicated, professional service

  • Three CVs and fees of Forensic/specialist Psychologists within 24 hours
  • Medico-legal reports supplied quickly – usually within 4-6 weeks
  • In depth assessments include expert intervention and treatment recommendations where relevant
  • All Psychologists comply with Legal Aid rates
  • All reports quality-checked
  • Able to meet cultural, language or geographical requirements
  • Team on hand to book appointments and handle administration

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  • Wide network of qualified Psychologists available with experience in all specialisms across Psychology and Educational Psychology
  • All EPs are HCPC registered, have the enhanced DBS certificate and are on the DBS update service
  • Competitive rates
  • High-quality reports and recommendations produced quickly
  • Further ongoing expert Psychological support available as required
  • Client team dedicated to an empathetic, friendly, efficient and professional service
  • All administration handled by us
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Yes. We are fully aware and understanding of our clients’ budgets, so all our Psychologists work to Legal Aid rates.

We can also supply CVs and quotes for 3 Experts with the full breakdown of hours, as required by the Legal Aid Agency.

First of all, contact us! You can call us on 01306 879 975. You can request a call back. You can email us or use our contact form. Once we have your initial contact request, we’ll respond within an hour. One of our Client Managers will take a brief of your requirements, and get to work straight away, using their knowledge of our network of Psychologists and Psychiatrists to get you 3 CVs and quotes within 24 hours. Once an Expert Witness is instructed, bookings for assessments and all other administration required for the case will be managed by us and we will ensure that the report is delivered within your required timescales.

We vett all of our psychologists prior to registration and only accept applications from psychologists who are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and/or the British Psychological Society. We also ask that they provide an anonymous copy of a previous report for us to check, before we give them their first instruction. In addition to this all reports are quality checked by our Client Management team prior to being released to you.

Finally, we constantly monitor the performance of our psychologists in terms of their ability to adhere to agreed fees & deadlines as we appreciate that these are also very important.

Our register of Psychologists contains professionals in a wide variety of specialist areas. Contact us for help with finding Expert Witnesses in Family Law, Criminal Law, PI/Civil Law, Immigration Law, Prison Law and Employment Law.

At Psychology Direct we have a reputation for being able to deliver against even the most demanding deadlines. We understand that sometimes legal professionals need rapid access to high quality Expert Witness reports.

We have an excellent track record in going the extra mile to produce reports within days or weeks when required and exceeding our clients’ expectations on speed and efficiency.

If you need urgent help, just give us a call and we will show you what we can do!