Independent Medical Examinations
Dr. David O’Grady is an experienced expert witness who is proficient in conducting independent medical examinations to offer opinions on psychological injury and disability. In addition to adult and child IMEs, forensic services include consultation, medical record review and deposition preparation.
Services are offered to attorneys in civil litigation (defense and plaintiff’s counsel) and to insurance claims managers involved in making determinations of disability.
- Traumatic brain injury
- Seizure disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic pain syndromes
- Effects of chemotherapy on cognitive functioning
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychosomatic disorders
- Depression and anxiety disorders
Opinions are based on comprehensive knowledge of the subject, up-to-date methodology and current research. Every IME will include assessment of pre-injury level of functioning and symptom validity. Counsel can rely on timely response, excellent communication and prompt report preparation.
Capacity for Making Decisions
Mental capacity, or competence, for making decisions about financial matters or medical care can deteriorate because of dementia or other neuropsychological impairments. We offer comprehensive, impartial evaluations to help answer questions about testamentary capacity, competence to manage finances, and ability to make sound healthcare decisions.
Dr. David O’Grady offers independent professional evaluations of a claimant’s capacity for work. He evaluates cognitive and emotional limitations, motivation, symptom magnification, and appropriateness of current treatment. He provides recommendations for future treatment, guidelines for return to work and suggestions for employer accommodations.
Training and Consultation
In addition to litigation support, Dr. O’Grady offers continuing education on topics that include traumatic brain injury, evaluation of disability claims, and detection of malingering.
Attorneys and insurance professionals are encouraged to arrange a telephone consultation with Dr. O’Grady to discuss any questions about cases. 925-256-9696
C.V. available upon request.