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

Edited By Phil Moore, Shereen Brifcani, Andrew Worthington Copyright 2022
    254 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This accessible handbook focuses 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. Phil S. Moore, Shereen Brifcani and Andrew Worthington

    3. Legal Principles in Litigation
    4. Henry F Charles and Ruth Johnson

      Part 1: ‘But For’ The Brain Injury and Causation

    5. Premorbid Abilities: Cognition, Emotion and Behaviour
    6. Martin Bunnage with Marc Willems

    7. Neuropsychological Testing in Brain Injury Litigation: A Critical Part of the Expert Neuropsychological Examination
    8. Andrew Worthington and Phil S Moore

    9. Paediatric Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury: Social and Forensic Risk Management in Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches
    10. Hope Kent, James Tonks and Huw Williams with Ian Brownhill

      Part 2: Current Condition

    11. Effort Testing, Performance Validity, and the Importance of Context and Consistency
    12. Simon Gerhand, Chris A. Jones and David Hacker

    13. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Neuropsychological Symptoms
    14. Andrew Worthington and Phil S Moore

    15. The Frontal Lobe Paradox
    16. Sam Fisher-Hicks, Rodger Ll Wood and Bill Braithwaite

    17. Assessing Mental Capacity in Brain Injury Litigation
    18. Ian Brownhill

      Part 3: Loss, Disability, and Impact

    19. Legal Principles of Quantum
    20. William Latimer-Sayer

    21. Practical Applications of Quantum Principles
    22. Andrew Worthington, William Latimer-Sayer and Andy Tyerman

    23. Conclusion: Formulating Neuropsychological Opinion in Brain Injury

             Phil S. Moore, Shereen Brifcani and Andrew Worthington


    Phil S. Moore is a HCPC registered Consultant Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist and Director of Medicolegal-Psychology-Neuropsychology Ltd. He has over twenty years’ experience of working clinically and previously worked for 15 years within the NHS. He has had over ten years’ experience of completing medicolegal expert witness work in brain injury.

    Shereen Brifcani is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has worked in the NHS and private sector healthcare since 2003. She continues to work clinically with people with various neurological conditions, has conducted medicolegal assessments since 2013, and provides psychological intervention for claimants with acquired brain injury.

    Andrew Worthington is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in brain injury. He is honorary Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science, Swansea University, UK. An internationally recognized expert in neuropsychological rehabilitation, he has provided medicolegal services since 1995.