"Three's a Crowd: The Impact of Third-Party Observers on Neuropsychological Exams," ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Summer 2014

“Attorneys frequently request to observe or record neuropsychological examinations of their clients or other parties in litigation. Admission of a third party to the neuropsychological evaluation, however, raises several problems — all of which can significantly affect how, or whether, such an exam holds up in court.”

In this article co-authored by Matthew R. Shindell, special counsel in Goldberg Segalla’s Product Liability Practice Group, with Dr. Robert J. McCaffrey of Albany Neuropsychological Associates and researcher Graham M. Silk-Eglit, the authors explore the complex and controversial issue of having third parties present at neuropsychological examinations.

This article examines research on the effect of third-party observers on task performance, outlines the ethical issues third-party observation presents to neuropsychologists, and discusses state court rulings on the presence of third-party observers in psychological, neuropsychological, and independent medical exams.

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