Alternative Dispute Resolution Cases (ADR)
The ADR process is an alternative to litigation and includes mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation and collaborative law. Glaser Forensic Group experts are highly skilled in bringing opposing parties together in an effort to help resolve disputes without a trial. GFG provides comprehensive and unbiased opinions to help guide settlements.
Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. The job of the forensic psychologist/ psychiatrist is to render an evaluation and complete opinion of the mental capacity of the defendant at the time of the offense, including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility or sanity, mitigating factors, malingering and deception. Glaser Forensic Group experts assist the courts by performing evaluations relevant to competency to proceed. In many cases, our psychological evaluations and expert witness testimony have helped attorneys to produce life-altering results for their clients.
Custody Disputes and Child Abuse
Glaser Forensic Group clinicians are highly trained in the areas of child psychology and maintain their private practice for ongoing practical clinical exposure. GFG specialists are trained to work with child witnesses, investigate reports of child abuse, conduct visitation risk assessments and perform child custody evaluations. Glaser Forensic Group specialists are qualified to counsel, treat, and testify in juvenile cases, including those involving abuse, mental illness and learning disabilities.
Definitions in state law vary considerably from state to state in terms of what constitutes abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the elderly. Broadly defined there are three basic categories of elder abuse: Domestic elder abuse, institutional elder abuse and self-neglect or self-abuse. Glaser Forensic Group clinicians have extensive experience in California cases involving elder abuse. Our forensic psychologists and psychiatrists are uniquely trained to understand changes that occur in the elderly and to differentiate natural changes from changes caused by injury or abuse.
Expert Witness Testimony
An expert witness is a person who is a specialist in a subject, often technical, who may present his/her expert opinion without having been a witness to any occurrence relating to the lawsuit or criminal case. Knowledge, credibility and impartiality are central to successful expert witness testimony. Glaser Forensic Group provides experts in a wide range of medical-legal issues and has extensive experience working with lawyers and presenting testimony.
Forensic Expert Witness/Case Review
Forensic medicine is one of the largest and most important areas of forensic science. Also called legal medicine or medical Jurisprudence, it applies medical knowledge to criminal and Civil Law. Glaser Forensic Group experts consult with attorneys regarding a client’s case, which may include psychological or psychiatric evaluation, jury selection, assessment of mitigating factors of future risk and evaluation of witness credibility. This may also include issues of psychotherapy malpractice, ethics boundaries, risk management, standard of care and negligence.
Neuropsychological evaluation (NPE) is a testing method through which a neuropsychologist can acquire data about a subject’s cognitive, motor, behavioral, linguistic, and executive functioning. Neuropsychological assessments support or challenge a diagnosis or disability claim, as well as guide potential treatment methods. Glaser Forensic Group neuropsychologists are a highly skilled team of clinicians with extensive experience in NPE.
Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
An independent medical examination (IME) occurs when a medical professional who has not previously been involved in a person’s care examines an individual, and where there is not a doctor/therapist-patient relationship. IMEs may be conducted to determine the cause, extent and medical treatment required, in work-related or other injury where liability is at issue. Glaser Forensic Group Psychiatrists, psychologists and neuropsychologists utilize industry standards in testing, examinations and interview protocols to render impartial opinions whether alleged damages or disabilities are related to a specific event, and whether a subject has sustained permanent disabilities.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Glaser Forensic Group experts have specialized training in post-traumatic stress disorder, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention.