Psychosocial Evaluations and Consultation in Civil Litigation: Strategies to Understand and Humanize the Client
Many civil litigation attorneys (plaintiff and defense), particularly in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice, struggle to understand the harm or injury their clients have suffered. In this course, forensic expert Mark Silver provides for the lawyer the psychosocial evaluation as a useful and humanistic tool to better conceptualize and understand the harms that the client has suffered, such that the lawyer can advocate for the client in a more informed and holistic manner with a consideration for a broad range of harms that may require compensation.
I. Understand a new tool to add to a personal injury (or medical malpractice) practice to evaluate the harms clients have suffered for evaluation purposes
II. Identify the possible psychological effects of harm from an injury in a much broader manner
III. Recognize how to advocate for your client by understanding a broader range of harms