Sanjay Adhia, MD

Expert Witness

Medico-Legal Consultant

 

Triple Board-Certified*

Forensic Psychiatry

Brain Injury Medicine

Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

*Fewer than a dozen Forensic Psychiatrists in the U.S. hold Board Certification in all 3 disciplines: Brain Injury Medicine (BIM,) Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry.

Dr. Adhia’s Role

Advisor to Triers of Fact and Attorneys

Clearly Communicating Psychiatric Issues at play in Civil Litigation or Criminal Prosecution

Dr. Adhia’s Services

Skilled Forensic Assessment

Independent Medical Examination

In Depth Review of Records

Written Reports of Findings and Opinions

Testimony

“[Opposing counsel] couldn’t touch him, but they will probably need him in the future.”
— Jim Reynolds, Esq.

Sanjay Adhia, MD

Expert Witness
Medico-Legal Consultant
Triple Board-Certified*

Forensic Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Brain Injury Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

*Fewer than a dozen Forensic Psychiatrists in the U.S. hold Board Certification in all 3 disciplines: Brain Injury Medicine (BIM,) Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry.

 

Dr. Adhia’s Role:

Advisor to Attorneys and Courts

Expert testimony to Jurors and Judges

Psychiatric Features leading to Civil Litigation or Criminal Prosecution

Dr. Adhia’s Services:

Skilled Forensic Assessment and Testimony

Independent Medical Examination

Review of Records

Report of Findings and Opinions

Medical Psychiatric Examination of a Person and documents / records

Consulting to attorneys to evaluate a case’s psychiatric features

Cross-examination questions to get to the heart of medico-legal opinion

“[Opposing counsel] couldn’t touch him, but they will probably need him in the future.” Jim Reynolds, Esq.

 

Sanjay Adhia, MD

Expert Witness
Medico-Legal Consultant

Triple Board-Certified*

Forensic Psychiatry

Brain Injury Medicine

Psychiatry

 

*Fewer than a dozen Forensic Psychiatrists in the U.S. hold Board Certification in all 3 disciplines: Brain Injury Medicine (BIM,) Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry.

Dr. Adhia’s Role

Advisor to Attorneys
Expert testimony to Jurors and Judges
Psychiatric Issues in Civil Litigation or Criminal Prosecution

Dr. Adhia’s Services

Skilled Forensic Assessment and Testimony

Independent Medical Examination

In Depth Review of Records

Report of Findings and Opinions

“[Opposing counsel] couldn’t touch him, but they will probably need him in the future.” Jim Reynolds, Esq.

ATTORNEY RESOURCE

DR. ADHIA’S PRACTICE AND ANSWERS FOR LAWYERS

Practice Focus – Expertise

Head and Brain Injury - TBI

A brain injury, TBI or concussion, can follow a blow to the head, accidental or intentional.

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Medical Malpractice and Standard of Care

Medical Malpractice includes negligence, omission, failure to follow medical protocol.

Standard of Care malpractice also apply to hospitals, nursing homes, rehab, surgical centers and correctional

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Addiction

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can lead to a lawsuit or criminal charges, and impact behavior.

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Drugs - Medication - Alcohol

Psychopharmacology addresses the effects of drugs and alcohol on mood, behavior, and thinking.

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Trauma | Psychiatric Responses

Psychiatric response to stress/trauma includes PTSD and “Other Trauma-Related Disorders,” a diagnostic term.

In many cases, depression and anxiety can develop with PTSD.

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Anxiety Disorders

Excessive worrying and fear are markers of a Social or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

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Diagnosis - Prognosis & Recovery

Assessing damages with reasonable medical certainty benefits from a reliable diagnosis.

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Suicide | Attempted Causation

An expert in Suicidology can provide a better understanding of the risk factors for suicide.

Factors include health, environment, history and existing Mood Disorders like Depression or Bipolar Disorder. Suicidal Ideation (visualizing) is a risk factor that involves plan and intent. Causation is for triers of fact to determine.

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Dementia | Neurocognitive

Dementia is a brain disease, unlike a Brain Injury. Alzheimer’s Disease is a Dementia.

Dementia can be associated with degenerative diseases, stroke, even a brain injury such as we see in athletes. Brain diseases can impact memory, behavior and brain function. Neurocognitive diseases can impact competency to perform a variety of tasks, even enter into contracts.

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Personality Disorders

Mood Disorders like Depression may appear after events, or worsen an existing condition.

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Personality Disorders

10 distinct Personality Disorders can drive behavior and many respond to mitigating treatment.

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IDD | Autism

IDD stands for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Autism Spectrum Disorder is one IDD marked by an inability to communicate and interact.

Administrative Law

Military

Civil Litigation

Criminal

Correctional

Services

Independent Medical Examinations

Review medical and legal records

Written Reports

Expert findings and medico-legal opinion

Testimony

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The Future:

  • Prognosis
  • Treatment Planning
  • Restoration

Is it Possible To Be Made Whole?

Legal Consultant

  • Case assessment, psychiatric factors.
  • Decode opinions by other experts.
  • Mitigation.
  • Assist attorneys to get the most out of a deposition.

More…

“Dr. Adhia was an excellent witness for our defense.  A qualified expert, he traveled to Georgia from Texas on short notice and provided critical testimony.  The prosecution couldn’t touch him, but they will probably need him in the future.”

Arturo Corsa, Esq.

The Corsa Law Center

“…Even the prosecutor indicated that he was impressed with the report.  It was so thorough in fact that we reached an agreement that prevented the need for a trial.”

Dr. Adhia did a thorough evaluation of my client and considered medical reports and records. My client suffered from a complicating factor Dr. Adhia explained for the layperson and incorporated into his opinions…[his report] was so thorough in fact that we reached an agreement that prevented the need for a trial

I would highly recommend Dr. Adhia.

Jim James, Esq.

James & Reynolds, Attorneys at Law

“Dr. Adhia was an excellent witness for our defense.  A qualified expert, he traveled to Georgia from Texas on short notice and provided critical testimony.  The prosecution couldn’t touch him, but they will probably need him in the future.”

Arturo Corsa, Esq.

The Corsa Law Center

“…Even the prosecutor indicated that he was impressed with the report.  It was so thorough in fact that we reached an agreement that prevented the need for a trial.”

Dr. Adhia did a thorough evaluation of my client and considered medical reports and records. My client suffered from a complicating factor Dr. Adhia explained for the layperson and incorporated into his opinions…[his report] was so thorough in fact that we reached an agreement that prevented the need for a trial

I would highly recommend Dr. Adhia.

Jim James, Esq.

James & Reynolds, Attorneys at Law

OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM

Faculty Appointments / Teaching Experience

  • University of Texas Health and Science Center, Department of Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Texas Health and Science Center, Department of Psychiatry, lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry topics. Supervisor and mentor to residents in Forensic Psychiatry.

Government Service

Governor’s Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments.

Educator

Dr. Adhia teaches and mentors residents about Forensic Psychiatry.

 

University of Texas Health-Science Center Sanjay Adhia MD Forensic Psychiatrist

Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network

Dr. Adhia volunteers with PHR. He conducts forensic evaluations of victims of traumatic violence, kidnapping, rape, assault and human trafficking.

PHR

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Review of Medical and Legal Records

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Knowledge Base

Dr. Adhia’s Experience & Expertise

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Forensic IME Independent Medical

Examination

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Psychopharmacology:

Impact of Medication and Drugs

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Advisory Committee to The Texas Board Of Criminal Justice On Offenders With Medical Or Mental Impairments

Dr. Adhia is honored by Texas Governor Abbott’s appointment and confirmation by the Texas Senate.

Date Rape Drugs: Expert Comments on Unreliable Tests, Impact on Prosecution

Dr. Adhia was recently interviewed by Nick Rishwain to answer important questions about Date Rape Drugs (aka Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault). Detection, Forensic Lab Work, Problems and Solutions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Texas Board Of Criminal Justice

Dr. Adhia was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee to The Texas Board Of Criminal Justice On Offenders With Medical Or Mental Impairments, honored to receive an appointment by Governor Abbott and confirmed by the Texas State Senate.

Date Rape Drugs Interview

Date Rape Drugs: Expert Comments on Unreliable Tests, Impact on Prosecution.

Dr. Adhia was recently interviewed by Nick Rishwain to answer important questions about Date Rape Drugs (aka Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault). Detection, Forensic Lab Work, Problems and Solutions.

IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY

Dr. Adhia welcomes inquiry from attorneys for plaintiff, defense or other party. Call to discuss your case and psychiatric factors in claims, damages, and liability.

 



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