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School Experts Testify in Birmingham Battle

December 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Computer, Experts, Family, Child and Elder

School district mapping experts, financial experts and racial diversity experts were called to help a federal judge decide whether to allow Gardendale to separate from the Jefferson County Alabama school district. The judge has to decide because the Jefferson County school system has been under a desegregation order since 1971. Several other localities have separated […]

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The Case Against Forgotten Baby Syndrome Experts

October 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Expert Witness, Family, Child and Elder

The long, hot summer in certain regions of the US last year resulted in a sprinkling of infant deaths as a result of a parent accidentally leaving their child in the car. Tragically, about thirteen deaths occur each year in this country as a result of such incidents. I guess for those that have never […]

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Signs of Abuse: Introduction to Elder Abuse

September 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Family, Child and Elder, Infographic, Medical, Nursing, Psychiatry and Psychology

By 2050, it is expected that people 65 and older will be 20% of the U.S. population. The “Boomer Generation” effect will increase the need for elder care and will be the breeding ground for potential elder abuse cases. For the vast majority of elder abuse cases, 90% of the abusers were family members. From […]

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The Cost of Alzheimer’s

September 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Expert Witness, Family, Child and Elder, Infographic, Medical, Nursing

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, it is the most expensive disease in the country costing $226 billion dollars in 2014. We can only expect this disease and cost to increase as time progresses. In order to understand how the future of Alzheimer’s will affect the country, […]

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Interesting Challenges To Admission of CSAAS Expert Witness Testimony

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Expert Witness, Experts, Family, Child and Elder, Legal

A recent article in the Altoona Mirror, describes the defense’s challenges to the prosecution’s effort to admit testimony of an expert witness in child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome. The defendant is Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio, a priest accused of traveling to a Honduran orphanage to sexually abuse orphaned boys. Maurizio is charged in a federal […]

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Getting Your Affairs in Order? Forget the Living Will. You Need to Retain a Geriatric Psychiatry Expert

June 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Experts, Family, Child and Elder, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

Ok, I’m only joking…kinda. As us Baby Boomers careen toward the end of our service life, we need to start thinking about how to exit as gracefully as possible. Obviously, there are accountants, lawyers, medical experts and funeral directors to guide us in documenting our wishes. But, what about that person who will be evaluating […]

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Child Abuse Epidemic Part 2

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Experts, Family, Child and Elder, Infographic, Medical

We discussed on Part 1, there are a staggering number of child abuse cases filed per year. Despite this being possibly America’s largest epidemic, there is not a lot of progress being made to lower the number of innocent children affected. In addition to the number of deaths caused by child abuse, there are long […]

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Child Abuse Epidemic Part 1

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Experts, Family, Child and Elder, Infographic

“One in four children will suffer some form of child abuse.” – Andy Beshear That’s the claim I heard Andy Beshear make last summer during a meet-and-greet for his upcoming bid to become Kentucky’s next attorney general. I nudged a local prosecutor standing next to me and asked if there was any possibility of that […]

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