Importance of the expert report to assess patients in case of trial

Written by: Dra. Mayte Lázaro Casajús
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

An expert report is the name given to the final document resulting from a series of analysis called "expert results". It is a document containing information that results from research and expert analysis. Through the expertise facts, the causes that produced it, and its effects or consequences are verified. The ultimate goal is to inform.


What are the results of an audit report and who made

The "expert results" as the name suggests, are the results you get a person (called expert) with specific knowledge of medicine, in this case, and legal, among others, which has formed. Thus, after the evaluation of his client and the documents that this brings, it obtained conclusions, which are reflected in the document called Expert Report.

The expert is a professional especially known for their knowledge and experience in the field. The client requests the expert the final preparation of an expert report that can be used to solve various situations that may occur.


Types of expert reports and cases used

There are many types of expert reports, which are a means test:

- To determine the origin of a particular disease- To determine the intensity and severity of disease- To determine the degree of disability- To determine the type of incapacity- To determine if the client has experienced workplace harassment, workplace stress, bullying, sexual harassment, etc.- To quantify the psychological damage suffered- To calculate compensation- To determine the legal capacity of a person- To determine whether a will is valid, etc.

The reports can be used to try to convince with arguments to the parties involved in litigation: marriage, social security, with the company, mutual, or an insurance company , etc.. Thus, if held a trial, expert opinions are very important means test, which will be analyzed and confronted by the judge.

Therefore, they are of great relevance to patients and become, many times, the support that has the judge to pass a sentence.


Psychiatrist influence and importance in the development of the expert report

The main purpose of the specialist in psychiatry is in solidarity with the victim. For its expertise in assessing the behavior and suffering of human beings, their participation is crucial to make a good expert report. Thus, helps detect symptoms, limitations, consequences and damage that often the victim for their suffering, has not noticed them. Also, the psychiatrist also helps the victim to organize those tests or seek necessary.

Moreover, the psychiatrist liaises with the lawyers client. This promotes teamwork, and greater opportunities for the customer to achieve the objectives. In short, it is a companion throughout the procedure, at the same time, gives support and patient safety.


Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Mayte Lázaro Casajús

By Dra. Mayte Lázaro Casajús

Dr. Mayte Lázaro is a renowned psychiatrist, as well as a degree in criminology. It has over 25 years experience in the profession. It offers the possibility to make online appointments. It has also been associate professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Valencia. In 1995 he was awarded the Prize for the best research of the Psychiatric Society of Valencia.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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