SANJAY ADHIA, M.D.

Forensic Psychiatrist

Board-Certified in

Forensic Psychiatry

Brain Injury Medicine

Psychiatry

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Dr. Adhia | Forensic Psychiatrist

Expert Witness

Med-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.

WHY GUESS, WHEN YOU CAN ASK AN EXPERT?

Find answers to questions about a legal claim with psychiatric factors, and Dr. Adhia’s role.

SKILLED FORENSIC ASSESSMENT AND EXPERT OPINION

 

Dr. Adhia | Forensic Psychiatrist

Expert Witness

Med-Legal Consultant

Triple Board-Certified

 Forensic Psychiatry

 Psychiatry

Brain Injury Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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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.

WHY GUESS, WHEN YOU CAN ASK AN EXPERT?

Find answers to questions about a legal claim with psychiatric factors, and Dr. Adhia’s role.

SKILLED FORENSIC ASSESSMENT AND EXPERT OPINION

 

Head Injuries | Brain Injury | Degenerative Brain Disease

A head injury can result in a brain Injury / Brain function, Dementias, diminished capacity, TBI. Existing Degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

 

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Psychopharmacology | Drugs | Medication |Alcohol

Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs, admixtures and/or alcohol and impact on behavior, new or pre-existing physical or mental illness.

 

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Medical Malpractice and Standards of Care

Medical Malpractice allegations include negligence, omission, failure to follow treatment protocol or ethical standards. Standards of Care also apply to facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, rehab, correctional.

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Psychopharmacology | Drugs | Medication |Alcohol

Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs, admixtures and/or alcohol and impact on behavior, new or pre-existing physical or mental illness.

 

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Trauma | Psychiatric Responses

Psychiatric responses to trauma can include Mood Disorders / psychiatric injury, like Anxiety Disorders or PTSD.

 

 

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Diagnosis | Prognosis & Recovery

Diagnosis and Prognosis are fundamental. There is no substitute for hard science and medical knowledge.

 

 

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Suicide | Attempted Suicide | Causation

Suicide causation is for triers of fact to determine. An expert in suicidology can provide a better understanding of vulnerability, mental illness, or a specific suicide or attempted suicide.

 

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Mood Disorders | Depression | Anxiety

Mood Disorders may appear after impactful events and include Depression and Anxiety of varying severity. Existing Mood Disorders can be made worse.

 

 

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Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders can drive behavior preceding a lawsuit and success of mitgation. There are at least 10 distinct Personality Disorders and most can impact decision-making.

 

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Interview with Dr. Adhia by Nick Rishwain at Experts.com

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

Dr. Adhia answers important questions about Date Rape Drugs (aka Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault). Detection, Forensic Lab Work, Problems and Solutions. 

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Civil Litigation

Criminal

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Independent Medical Examinations

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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 their deposition.

“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

  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

  • University of Texas Health and Science Center, Department of Psychiatry. Forensic Psychiatry, lecturer. 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.

 

Community-Based Mental Health 

Dr. Adhia is Medical Director of PACE Mental Health Clinic serving Sugar Land, Texas, a satellite of Houston.

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Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network

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

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PRESS RELEASE

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

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

“Governor Greg Abbott has …appointed Sanjay Adhia, M.D. …to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments …The committee advises the board and the director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments on matters related to offenders with medical or mental impairments.”

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Evaluating Medical and Legal Records by a Forensic Psychiatrist

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse / Impact on Judgment

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Forensic IME Independent Medical Examination

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Psychopharmacology: Impact of Medication and Drugs

Looking for a therapist? PACE Mental Health Clinic in Sugar Land, Texas (near Houston) provides mental health services and treatment options. Proceed to PACE website.

IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY

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