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Capacity and Forensic Assessment

FOR PHYSICIANS: We can examine a patient's ability to live independently, return to work, and make medical treatment decisions.

FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES, AND CAREGIVERS: We can assist you in understanding the effects of injury and illnesses, such as Alzheimer's dementia, on a person's ability to live independently and make legal decisions, including writing wills or giving gifts.

FOR ATTORNEYS: We can provide objective competency assessments regarding ability to make legal decisions. We can also provide forensic assessment of personal injury claims. Specific assistance includes:

  • Providing an objective assessment of fiduciary competency, testamentary capacity and need for conservatorship.
  • Diagnosis and confirmation of brain-based impairment in cognitive function or behavior, including assessment of exaggerating/malingering of deficits.
  • Providing expert witness testimony.