Find a Developmental Disabilities Expert
Experts in the laws pertaining to individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Developmental Disabilities experts serve as expert witnesses and forensic consultants in West Virginia legal matters, and provide expert reports and testimony for judges, attorneys, lawyers, law firms, insurance companies and government agencies in Federal and state court trials and arbitrations in West Virginia.
The listings below are of Developmental Disabilities experts serving West Virginia.
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J. Harold Berberick, Ed.D.
Dr. Berberick is highly experienced as a senior manager in the fields of Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Managed Care and Mental Retardation. He has over 35 years of experience in the field, has worked in both the public and private sectors and has managed large systems of Mental Health and Mental Retardation care in New York and Massachusetts.
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Julianne Frain, PHD, CRC
Dr. Frain is a Vocational Rehabilitation and Life Care Planning Expert with over 10 years of experience assisting with difficult litigated cases wherein the issues surrounding long-term medical damages and/or loss of future earning capacity are contested. Dr. Julianne Frain possesses her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling and has testified approximately 100 times combined in both state and federal venus within the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation, Family Law/Marital Dissolution, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Death, and Discrimination. She provides services that involve evaluating cases for future damages, consulting for trial, and live expert testimony. Topics she is commonly called upon to render opinions involve employment and earning capacity following disability or injury, long-term wage earning potential, long-term care needs, costs of long-term care, usual and customary out of pocket costs for medical services, medical billing, and labor market statistics. Dr. Frain is happy to provide complimentary case consultations to determine if a case is a good fit for her services.
Sanjay Adhia, M.D. Forensic Psychiatrist
Dr. Adhia is triple Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry consulting in civil, criminal and probate cases and testifying as needed. Recent cases include competency complicated by alcoholism with liver failure, transplant ineligibility and delusions in the question of competency; date rape (DFSA) drugs; malpractice regarding medication; matricide; medical malpractice between treater and patient; PTSD in victims of human trafficking. Dr. Adhia is skilled in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plans for anxiety and depression disorders, PTSD, medication, drug, and alcohol addiction.
Dr. Adhia has worked in state supported residential facility for those with severe IDD (aka mental retardation) and Autsim.
Dr. Adhia currently provides psychiatric treatment to those with Brain Injury, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury at a renowned neurological rehabilitation center. Previously, he served as the Medical Director of a clinic that provided treatment to psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder patients. Dr. Adhia has conducted evaluations and treatment in a maximum-security correctional facility requiring his skill in diagnosing and treating addiction, severe psychotic disorders, mood disorders and Impulse disorders; he treated psychosis with hallucination and delusional disorders, schizophrenia. Psychiatric conditions among offenders were often combined with drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Dr. Adhia serves on the faculties of University of Texas Health and Science Center. In the past he was on the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Psychiatry.
In 2019, Dr. Adhia was appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Governor’s Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments.
Dr. Adhia conducts forensic evaluations with Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network assessing victims of human trafficking, kidnapping, false imprisonment and undue influence. His skill in diagnosing PTSD is an asset in this setting.
Dr. Adhia is experienced in institutional standards of care and medical malpractice in hospital and institutional settings with application to private treatment, rehab or senior care.
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Michael Frain, Ph.D., C.R.C.
Dr. Michael Frain is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is a published leader within the field of Rehabilitation Psychology having over 50 peer reviewed journal articles. Dr. Frain regularly testifies within the areas of Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation, and Injury law. His areas of expertise include labor market statistics, research analytics, vocational assessment, vocational outcomes, and transferable skills.