Discrediting the Fake Bad Scale - On Demand CLE

Aaron DeShaw
Discrediting the Fake Bad Scale - On Demand CLE
Discrediting the Fake Bad Scale - On Demand CLE

Discrediting the Fake Bad Scale - On Demand CLE

Aaron DeShaw
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Malingering and somatoform disorder defenses are commonly used against legitimate injuries. Insurers and defense doctors like to infer that your client is a liar or is exaggerating their symptoms. In many cases, the defense relies upon 43 questions from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), called the “Fake Bad Scale” or “Symptom Validity Scale,” to allege that they can identify malingering or symptom magnification. This test, created by a defense psychologist, has since been used to discredit injury claims since 1991. But what if this test, represented as valid science to jurors, is actually junk that is inadmissible at trial?

In this presentation, Trial Guides founder and noted brain injury lawyer, Aaron DeShaw, provides 12 reasons why the Fake Bad Scale is not valid and how you can either strike the test through motions, or expose the defense doctor for using junk science in an attempt to mislead the jury. DeShaw teaches the basis to strike, and how to approach a cross-examination of the defense neuropsychologist or psychiatrist in deposition and trial.

Need accreditation in another jurisdiction?  Fill out this form and note Course No. 200640D00. 

*I am aware registration for this program by attorneys that represent the defense of a civil action, an insurance company, or the prosecution of a criminal action is explicitly prohibited and any such use may expose the persons using this program to ethical sanctions by Trial Guides and/or the appropriate state or local bar association. By purchasing this program, I agree that any such use is “unethical” and any person purchasing the program with the intention of using the information from this program for such purposes is committing a “DISHONEST ACT” and an act of “MORAL TURPITUDE.”

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    On Demand Program: 72 minutes plus 23 minutes of Q&A
    Original Air Date: 09/23/2020
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Click here for Access Instructions for On Demand Programs. 

Each user must register individually as they will need their own login to access the program.

*Plaintiff's Only Product

Malingering and somatoform disorder defenses are commonly used against legitimate injuries. Insurers and defense doctors like to infer that your client is a liar or is exaggerating their symptoms. In many cases, the defense relies upon 43 questions from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), called the “Fake Bad Scale” or “Symptom Validity Scale,” to allege that they can identify malingering or symptom magnification. This test, created by a defense psychologist, has since been used to discredit injury claims since 1991. But what if this test, represented as valid science to jurors, is actually junk that is inadmissible at trial?

In this presentation, Trial Guides founder and noted brain injury lawyer, Aaron DeShaw, provides 12 reasons why the Fake Bad Scale is not valid and how you can either strike the test through motions, or expose the defense doctor for using junk science in an attempt to mislead the jury. DeShaw teaches the basis to strike, and how to approach a cross-examination of the defense neuropsychologist or psychiatrist in deposition and trial.

Need accreditation in another jurisdiction?  Fill out this form and note Course No. 200640D00. 

*I am aware registration for this program by attorneys that represent the defense of a civil action, an insurance company, or the prosecution of a criminal action is explicitly prohibited and any such use may expose the persons using this program to ethical sanctions by Trial Guides and/or the appropriate state or local bar association. By purchasing this program, I agree that any such use is “unethical” and any person purchasing the program with the intention of using the information from this program for such purposes is committing a “DISHONEST ACT” and an act of “MORAL TURPITUDE.”

Speakers

Aaron DeShaw

Aaron DeShaw

Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq. has individually, and in cooperation with other law firms, obtained settlements and verdicts for his clients in excess of $1 Billion. He is the leading author in the U.S. on the subject of Colossus, the computer assessment program used by most auto insurance companies for evaluating personal injury claims. DeShaw is author of three books, and is featured in multiple professional education videos on the topics of traumati... Learn More