Clinical neurophysiology experts

We provide clinical neurophysiology expert witnesses and court reports

What is a clinical neurophysiology expert witness?

Clinical neurophysiologists investigate and diagnose disorders of the nervous system including a range of conditions affecting the functioning of the muscles (neuromuscular disease). Their work often blends scientific research and clinical practice. Clinical neurophysiologists focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and injuries and the rehabilitation of affected patients. They are also commonly involved in research, and use a variety of investigative procedures including EEG recording, transcranial stimulation, and a range of brain imaging methods such as functional MRI scans.

Conditions that a clinical neurophysiologist may be concerned with include:

  • Alzheimer’s dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Congenital conditions including Down’s syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntingdon’s disease
  • Parkinsons’s disease
  • Neurological symptoms of HIV
  • Pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tourette’s and other tic disorders
Clinical neurophysiology expert

Clinical neurophysiologists first complete training in medical school, which takes an average of five years. They then finish two years of foundation training, during which junior doctors rotate around different specialities. Speciality training in neurophysiology then takes a minimum of six years. Some clinical neurophysiologists choose to subspecialise further with dedicated experience and training in a particular area, for example, epilepsy surgery or Parkinson’s disease. They typically work closely with other specialities including neurology, psychiatry, intensive care and acute services.

Why might you need to instruct a clinical neurophysiology expert witness?

A clinical neurophysiology expert witness may typically be instructed for an expert witness report in any case involving a condition affecting the nervous system as above. They are particularly specialist in the prevention of neurological conditions and optimising the rehabilitation of affected individuals. This means that expert evidence from a clinical neurophysiologist may be particularly helpful in cases of personal injury and clinical negligence. For example, their evidence may assist the court in establishing whether a claimant could have been diagnosed earlier with a condition affecting the nervous system, and what if any impact this has had on their quality of life and prognosis. This may include whether the interpretation of neurological imaging was clinically appropriate and timely. Such evidence can also be helpful to establish appropriate compensation based on prognosis, what effective treatment and management would include and how long this may be needed for.

Clinical neurophysiologists have expertise in conditions which can give rise to the defence of automatism, including epilepsy and sleep disorders. Their expert evidence can therefore be helpful in criminal cases where this may be applicable. Similarly, they many also aid the court in understanding the impact of a neurological condition such as Huntingdon’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis, on a defendant’s state of mind at the time of an event.

Why use Expert Court Reports?

A good clinical neurophysiology expert witness should come with years of clinical experience as well as specific competencies to act as an expert witness. Look for someone who has established expert witness experience. Also look for an established expert witness agency able to provide high quality reports in a timely manner.

How quickly can you provide a report?

At Expert Court Reports Ltd, we understand the pressures of the legal profession. We recognise that litigation is subject to defined timescales and for this reason, we will be as flexible and accommodating as we are able to be. However, we pride ourselves on not promising work that cannot be reliably delivered within a given timescale. The quality of the evidence which is provided by our experts is subject to review and scrutiny. All expert reports are subject to a detailed and robust proofreading process to ensure that our expert evidence is accurate and expertly formatted.

Instructing an expert witness

If you would like to find out more about how our clinical neurophysiology expert witness could assist you, please call us on 01865 587865, email office@expertcourtreports.co.uk, or request a quote by completing our online form.

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