Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations
Within the realm of forensic neuropsychology, Dr. Rodríguez is experienced in working closely with attorneys and their clients to evaluate whether neurocognitive and psychological conditions and symptoms are related to injuries sustained in accidents or through negligence or medical malpractice. She thoroughly evaluates records submitted by attorneys and performs neuropsychological and psychological evaluations to determine the correct diagnoses. The purpose of these evaluations is to determine whether there is a connection between the reported injuries sustained and the neuropsychological and neurocognitive impairments that follow an injury, negligence or medical malpractice. A patient may present with impairments to executive functioning, impairments to verbal abilities, memory and learning difficulties, mood disorders, and social and emotional dysfunction. Low effort or motivation may also impact the validity of a patient’s symptom presentation.