The following blog entry is written from a defendant’s position as trial approaches. Reviewing this kind of briefing should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.
(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this medical malpractice/personal injury case and its proceedings.)
It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, Regional Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, or O’Connor Hospital. For more information you are welcome to contact San Jose personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
As the above facts show, Plaintiff is currently suffering from ongoing psychological problems which he traces to his CRPS/RSD injury. These psychological problems are such that he has attempted suicide twice, has received several weeks of inpatient psychiatric care, and has received ongoing outpatient psychiatric care and mental health counseling. These psychological problems are also the reason Plaintiff has given for being unable to complete his deposition in this case. Defendant respectfully submits that Mr. Smith’s mental health is undeniably at issue in this case and that good cause exists for a mental examination. This examination would be performed by a licensed psychiatrist, David Black, M.D., in San Jose, California.
For the reasons set forth above, Defendant requests an order requiring Plaintiff Randall Smith to undergo a mental examination by David Black, M.D., a psychiatrist, at Dr. Black’s office located in San Jose, CA.
For more information you are welcome to contact San Jose personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.