Friday, May 11, 2018

Parameters of Neuropsychological IME Reviewed in Dauphin County Case

Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas
In an Order only issued by the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Eberhard v. Pettis, No. 2014-CV-78180-CV (Jan. 31, 2018 McNally, J.), the court compelled a Plaintiff to attend an independent neuropsychological evaluation. 

In the Order, the court permitted Plaintiff’s counsel, or another representative of the Plaintiff, to attend the interview phase of the evaluation only.   The Order further prohibited the Plaintiff from recording the standardized testing portion of the evaluation.  

In its Order, the court cited to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Shearer v. Hafer, No. 93 MAP 2016 (Pa. 2018) as supporting the trial court’s decision in this regard.  

Anyone wishing to review this Order only, may click this LINK.

For other Tort Talk posts on cases addressing the permissible parameters of neuropsychological examinations, please click HERE

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