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Our experts have experience in medical malpractice cases for both plaintiffs and defendants where there are questions of causation, standard of care, emotional distress, mitigation of emotional injury as well as treatment needs and prognosis.

Causation

Causation is defined as a means of connecting conduct with a resulting effect, typically an injury.

Medical standard of care

Medical standard of care is a medical or psychological treatment guideline, and can be general or specific. It specifies appropriate treatment based on scientific evidence and collaboration between medical and/or psychological professionals involved in the treatment of a given condition.

The Neuro-Psychological Impact and Treatment of Concussion

Dr. Jay Greenstein and Dr. Bruce Kehr discuss diagnosis and the latest treatments for concussion.

Meet Our Specialists

Please contact us at 301.327.0172 or by email at forensics@potomacpsychiatry.com to schedule an expert consultation with our experienced professionals.

Dr. Guillermo Portillo

Dr-Guillermo-PortilloGuillermo Portillo, M.D. is a board certified forensic psychiatrist with experience in civil and criminal cases, cases related to employment issues such as fitness for duty evaluations as well as expertise in evaluating impaired professionals. As a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Portillo is an expert in the area at the interface of psychiatry and the law. He also provides consultations for diagnostic clarification and assessment of psychopharmacologic and therapeutic interventions for appropriateness.

Dr. Portillo currently has an academic appointment as an adjunct clinical faculty member at Temple University Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science where he has lectured on forensic and emergency psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Portillo is able to provide services and consultation in both English and Spanish.

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Dr. Mark Novitsky Jr.

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Mark A. Novitsky Jr., MD is a Dual Board Certified Child and Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist with experience in clinical and forensic practice. Dr. Novitsky uses a variety of psychotherapy techniques, as well as medication management when necessary, in the treatment of children and adolescents. He highly values an ongoing collaborative relationship with parents. His psychotherapy techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, and parent management training. Following his training in child psychiatry, he sought out formal Cognitive Therapy training with children and adolescents through “The Beck Initiative”, sponsored by The Aaron T. Beck Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where Dr. Aaron Beck first created CBT.

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