Forensic Neuropsychology Assessments

Forensic neuropsychology is the application of neuropsychological theory and research to provide objective information about legal issues that arise when injuries occur. Referral questions in civil matters regularly involve the determination of the presence or absence of neurological and/or psychiatric disorders, a specific event or injury, prognosis, or treatment.

Neuropsychological testing for common civil issues:

  • Assessment of the extent of concussion or traumatic brain injury
  • Personal injury
  • Competence to make medical/financial decisions
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Disability evaluations
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME)

An independent neuropsychological examination, also commonly referred to as an independent medical examination (IME) is performed by a neuropsychologist who is hired as an independent consultant by a third party, such as an insurance company, an attorney, or the court.

A neuropsychologist is often hired by a third party who is seeking answers to specific questions related to brain-behavior relationships. Unlike a clinical evaluation, the neuropsychologist is not contracted to work for the person being examined, therefore the right to confidentiality by the patient must be waived. As a result, the examination parameters, professional requirements, and delivery of reports are markedly different from that of a clinical report.

Dr. Keane also offers the following consultative neuropsychology services:

  • Expert testimony
  • Analysis of other experts’ evaluations and depositions
  • Consultation while preparing for trial

A copy of Dr. Keane’s curriculum vitae can be forwarded to you upon request. Costs vary based on the type of evaluation requested, the complexity of the case, and the amount of collateral information to be reviewed.

For further information, please contact our office for a consultation. Media requests and interviews should be directed to the office coordinator, at (732) 920-3434.

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