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.

DR. ADHIA’S PRACTICE

&

ANSWERS FOR LAWYERS

Head and Brain Injury - TBI

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

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

Trauma | Psychiatric Responses

PTSD, depression, anxiety &/or disabling fear are explained. Misdiagnosis is also considered.

Diagnosis - Prognosis & Recovery

Assessing damages with reasonable medical certainty requires a reliable diagnosis.

Mood Disorders - Depression and Bipolar Disorders

Mood Disorders can appear after intense experiences or existing Mood Disorders can worsen.

Anxiety Disorders

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

Personality Disorders

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

Drugs - Medication - Alcohol

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

Addiction

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

Suicide | Attempts and 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.

Dementia - Neurocognitive| Autism

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.

Intellectual Developmental Disability IDD

IDD can affect ability to reason, problem solve, plan, think abstractly, judgment, learn.

Fitness for Duty

An FFD evaluation is important if a psychiatric condition impacts an employee’s job performance.

Occupational Psychiatric Exams | Fitness for Duty

Occupational psychiatric IMEs:

Defense Base Act, Workers’ Comp., Public Safety professions.

Psychiatric Disability

Psychiatric disability is evaluated for disability insurance coverage, or ADA compliance.

Criminal Law - Correctional Psychiatry

Competency to Stand Trial & NGRI evals by a Psychiatrist. Corrections Malpractice.

If you are looking or a Psychiatrist for Treatment: 888-4UT-DOCS | 888-488-3627

Dr. Adhia is not taking patients at this time, but he encourages you to call UT Health, accepting patients now.

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, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (2019)
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Texas Health and Science Center, Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry topics, Department of Psychiatry, 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

Dr. Adhia Recent News

Houston Chronicle Interviews Dr. Adhia in the Broussard Baby Kidnapping Case

“Heidi Broussard case: Experts explain the ‘maternal desire’ psychology behind baby kidnapping” by Hannah Dellinger. Dr. Adhia was interviewed in the Houston Chronicle about the Heidi Broussard baby kidnapping case. January 2020

Dr. Adhia joins renowned TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research hospital

Dr. Adhia joins TIRR Memorial Hermann to treat patients with brain and spinal injuries as a Brain Injury Medicine doctor and Psychiatrist. November 2019

"Why Would Someone Take a Baby" Heidi Broussard Case interview

Lara Korte, of  The Statesmen, interviewed Dr. Adhia in her reporting about the Heidi Broussard baby abduction case. December 2019

Faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas

Dr. Adhia will serve as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for the University of Texas, working with students at teaching hospital, TIRR Memorial Hermann, where he is also a clinical psychiatrist.
November 2019

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. April 2019.

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.