Miscellaneous Expert Witness Roles in the Civil Courts
The assessment of an individual’s competency to manage business affairs, to make contracts, to make a will, to be a witness, or to marry.
The evaluation of the degree of mental illness of an individual who is being sued.
The assessment of the mental status of parties in conflict over divorce.
Providing expert testimony for either the defendant or plaintiff in a medical malpractice suit.
Providing information regarding the psychological effects of repressive practices in suits involving the civil rights of certain classes of individuals such as mental patients who are prisoners.
KeywordsMental Illness Forensic Psychiatry Civil Court Organic Brain Syndrome Solitary Confinement
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