May 31, 2018

What is Malingering and how often does it occur?

At the most basic level malingering is faking an illness or exaggerating one, often to escape consequences or to gain benefit. Malingering can occur when an […]
June 8, 2018

Doctor Shopping and Overmedicating Through Multiple Practitioners

As a term, overmedication is simply defined as inappropriate medical treatment that occurs when someone is either prescribed (or takes on their own) unnecessary or excessive […]
June 15, 2018

The Nuances of Determining Malingering or a Somatic Disorder  

Generally speaking, malingering and somatic disorders showcase many of the same symptoms and treatment challenges. Because of this, differentiating between the two types of disorders can […]
June 22, 2018

Communicating the Standard of Care in Chiropractic Treatment

The specialty of chiropractic medicine is one of the more difficult to prove a standard of care without empirical evidence.  However, there is often a request […]
June 29, 2018

Malingering or Somatic Disorder? Finding the Truth  

As a medical professional, you may have patients who symptoms blur the lines between malingering, somatic and mental disorders. In many cases, conditions that patients suffer […]
July 6, 2018

Vetting an Expert Witness Involves Detailed Investigation and Full Disclosure  

Attorneys frequently have a need for expert witnesses during legal proceedings. Pre-trial vetting of such witnesses is vital, and must involve not only the professional standing and […]
July 13, 2018

How to Determine if a PTSD Claim is Legitimate

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious and potentially-disabling condition that affects both military veterans and people who have experienced other types of trauma. However, […]
July 20, 2018

Mental Capacity and Determining the Validity of a Will  

A person must be considered mentally competent at the time of a will’s creation and execution. Because a will is meant to function in place of […]
August 1, 2018

Expedient Medical Negligence Specialists: 5 Tips to Finding the Right Expert  

When your health and livelihood are on the line, you need to know that you have the right expert for the job. Here are 5 best […]
August 8, 2018

When Medical Opinions Matter for Both Legal and Employment Issues

Medical experts often give testimony in cases involving alleged medical malpractice. However, these professionals can also provide opinions related to employment issues, such as an individual’s […]
August 15, 2018

How to Pick a Qualified Doctor

Whether you are hiring a medical expert for a legal case or employment purposes, hiring the right doctor is crucial. Below are some tips to help […]
August 22, 2018

What Exactly is “Medico-legal”?

Two of the most highly regulated fields in this country are the legal arena where justice is the central principle, and the medical field where life […]
September 5, 2018

The Basics of Labor Code 3208.3

Labor code 3208.3 deals with psychiatric injuries that may occur on the job. The clauses state that psychiatric injuries can qualify for compensation if the disorder […]
September 12, 2018

Expedient: Medico-legal Specialists

In order to provide comprehensive reports, a variety of medico-legal specialists are employed to create a complete picture of a person’s health or injuries. These specialists […]
September 19, 2018

How Medico-Legal Works in California

Like all states, California has unique ways of formalizing laws and interpreting their meaning. When it comes to medicolegal rules, attorneys may want to learn more […]
September 26, 2018

Medicolegal Experts | The Practical and Legal Importance

In cases where medical necessity intersects with the legal system, medicolegal experts offer the best qualifications to clarify the issue and help the court arrive at […]
October 3, 2018

Understanding Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF) & Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF)

Understanding the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF) and the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF) is vital for California’s employees and employers.  Uninsured Employers Benefits […]
October 10, 2018

Psychology Medical Legal Opinion – 9 Tips for Selecting an Expert

Choosing a psychologist as an expert witness in any legal case is daunting. Even a highly qualified expert in one discipline may not be the right […]
October 17, 2018

4 Tips for Selecting a Chiropractic Expert Witness

Objective reports from a credible chiropractic expert witness can help bolster your claims in court. You cannot have just any chiropractor serve as an expert witness, […]
October 24, 2018

3 Tips for Selecting an Expert Foot and Ankle Specialist

Finding a specialist for your foot and ankle claim may seem like an easy task at first. After all, the word ‘specialist’ implies that the professional […]