Speech pathology expert witnesses have expertise in how language, speech, and swallowing disorders are studied, diagnosed, and treated. Issues in speech may be traced back to a variety of sources, such as brain injuries, birth injuries, concussions, post concussion syndrome, toxic exposure, traumatic brain injury (T.B.I.), stroke, serious personal injury and trauma, head injuries, autism, attention deficit disorder (A.D.D.), and other communication-related disorders and/or injuries.
In addition to speech pathologists practicing exclusively in the field, experts from other disciplines also work within this area of focus, including those working in human factors and audiology, as they can both affect issues with language and speech. Because speech and language can be cause by several different illnesses or injuries, including cancer, neurological diseases, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, or developmental issues, experts from different medical areas are often relevant to a court case related to speech pathology.
Lawsuits involving speech pathology may be similar to those in other medical fields, as the discipline is often connected to an injury or health-related issue. Like other medical cases, there may be problems healthcare insurance coverage, misdiagnosis, or the type of treatment. The form of medical treatment in the speech pathology field varies between patients, as the details of each particular case are often very different.
Speech pathology can be a complicated issue with a lot of varying factors, hiring the right speech pathologist expert is very important in determining the outcome of your case. ForensisGroup has spent over twenty years recruiting only the best expert from each field. Submit An Expert Request Form or and call us for additional information on retaining the best speech pathology expert witness for you particular case.