Personal Injury and Independent Medical Evaluations

Personal Injury and Independent Medical Evaluations

We specialize in conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for insurance companies and attorneys in worker’s compensation and personal injury cases.

A comprehensive psychological or neuropsychological evaluation will help identify how an injury or traumatic event impacted your client and help them with compensation and treatment.

How We Can Help

A comprehensive evaluation is essential if your client is experiencing psychological or neuropsychological impairment due to an injury or exposure to a traumatic event. We specialize in writing medical-legal reports to address the unique needs of our clients that are seeking impartial disability evaluations.

The opinions we provide are done with a reasonable degree of medical certainty and supported by the use of evidence-based and empirically supported psychological and neuropsychological tests. We will help identify how an event impacted your client and provide treatment recommendations to help improve your client’s quality of life.

Complaints and Conditions That May Indicate Need for Testing

  • Emotional Distress
  • Employer Discrimination or Harassment
  • Exposure to a Traumatic Event
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Medical or Psychological Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Sexual Abuse or Harassment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Termination

What to Expect

Our personal injury and independent medical evaluations typically involve:

  • A detailed clinical interview with your client and collateral sources to determine their pre and post-injury functioning. These interviews will help us understand important psychological, medical, and social background information, and their current cognitive and psychological functioning.
  • Consultation with the attorney or insurance company to determine the medical-legal questions that need to be answered.
  • A review of medical, psychological, and other collateral documents that help us have a better understanding of your client’s psychological and emotional functioning pre and post-injury.
  • We will administer neuropsychological and psychological tests to objectively assess for mental health diagnoses or cognitive impairment.
  • We will administer and interpret paper and computer-based tests to assess for:
    • General intellectual abilities
    • Higher level executive skills such as reasoning and problem solving
    • Attention and concentration
    • Language comprehension and communication
    • Visual-spatial skills and perception
    • Memory impairment
    • Motor and sensory skills
    • Mood and personality
    • Psychological diagnoses
  • After we complete the evaluation, we will write a comprehensive report that integrates our findings, reviews the course of the injury, discusses your client’s prognosis, and provide treatment recommendations.

A psychological evaluation will identify how an injury or traumatic event impacted your client and help them with compensation and treatment

Schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation today!

Verdugo Psychological Associates

Contact Us

Phone: 818-253-1161

Email: hello@verdugopsych.com

Mailing Address: 466 Foothill Blvd. #205
La Canada, CA 91011

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2930 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 500
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

515 South Flower St., 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

111 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90802

25350 Magic Mountain Parkway, Suite 300 Valencia, CA 91355

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Ontario, CA 91761

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