Emotional distress can result from various traumatic situations. For legal matters that involve such claims, attorneys and insurance professionals might require the knowledge of an emotional distress expert witness. In such lawsuits, the victim’s emotional distress must be caused by the actions of another party, whether by intention or resulting from negligence. A psychologist or psychiatrist can evaluate the individual in relation to the incident during which the emotional distress reportedly occurred.
Emotional distress expert witnesses are often knowledgeable in psychology and psychiatric areas of studies. Psychology and psychiatry experts are knowledgeable in such subjects as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, dementia, anxiety, addiction, borderline personality disorder, diminished capacity, competency, and other issues related to emotional distress, all of which may be relevant in the event of an emotional distress claim. It is imperative to determine the source of emotional distress and whether that level of emotional impact could have been caused by the individual(s) in question.
An independent medical examine (IME) of the emotionally distressed individual may be performed to determine the validity of his or her claim, as any preexisting emotional or psychological issues would be a major factor in relation to the outcome of the case. A medical record analysis may also be included in the expert testimony for these types of cases.
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