OCAT® Expert Witness Profile
Role of Psychophysiologists in Personal Injury Litigation
In the context of personal injury litigation, a psychophysiologist typically falls under the category of an expert witness known as a “Psychophysiological Expert.” This categorization is due to their specialized knowledge in the field of psychophysiology, which focuses on the relationship between neurobehavioral processes and neurophysiological responses.
Mastering the Science of Brain Injury in Legal Cases
Our experts possess a deep understanding of brain and behavior relationships. This expertise is invaluable in cases involving traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or other neurobehavioral impairments.
They are proficient in assessing the nature and severity of TBI-related cognitive and functional deficits and interpreting complex neurophysiological data.
Our experts can explain how a TBI impacts brain functions like cognition, memory, attention, executive function (decision-making, planning, and control/inhibition), problem-solving, and affect/emotional regulation, which are often key issues in substantiating TBI-related claims.
In court, they can provide expert testimony to help the jury understand the psychophysiological aspects of the case, explaining complex brain-based concepts in an accessible manner.
Armed with the objective evidence from our program, they play a crucial role in helping to establish – within a reasonable degree of scientific certainty – a link between the post-accident diagnosis of TBI and the functional deficits identified by OCAT® in its assessment report.
Our experts’ assessments can be critical in substantiating claims for damages, especially when arguing for compensation related to functional impairments, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life resulting from the injury.
In personal injury litigation, our psychophysiologists serve as key experts who help bridge the gap between scientific data and legal arguments, providing crucial insights into the cognitive and functional aspects of the injury. OCAT® has the expert knowledge and resources to help your case. Give us a call today.