Medico Legal Assessments

Medico Legal Assessment is when medical knowledge is sought to answer legal questions.  In the field of educational psychology this will often involve determining possible pre-accident levels of education; present cognitive potential and current scholastic / academic progress abilities; ascertaining the possibility of future training or tertiary education for an individual who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident; and evaluating how the accident under consideration may have influenced an individual’s future options / cognitive functioning negatively. Such assessments are not limited to individuals who have been in accidents themselves, but also include assessments in determining educational potential; evaluating the possibility of future training or tertiary education; and ascertaining how the accident under consideration may have influenced an individual in a Loss of Support claim.

Psychologists perform Forensic Psychological (Psycho-Legal or Medico-Legal) Assessments of clients.  This is usually at the request of an attorney or other third party.  Assessments and Reports are frequently included as expert evidence in a range of cases including:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Child and Family Law

Contact Details for Megan Clerk 

Cell: 076 562 8271  

Email: megan@edpsychologist.co.za  |  Fax: 086 236 7457

Address: 20 Georgian Crescent, Hampton Office Park, Highbury House, 1st Floor, Bryanston, 2191