Approach to neurotoxicity tort cases

Neurol Clin. 1999 May;17(2):267-81. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8619(05)70130-4.


This article provides the neurologist with simple methods that can be applied to all clinical neurologic evaluations, regardless of the future potential for litigation. This article defines the appropriate application and interpretation of conventional neurologic, neurophysiologic, neuropsychological, and biochemical diagnostic tests that are sensitive to neurotoxic exposures. This article also provides the neurologist with guidance in the preparation of clinical findings and tips on the recognition and use of supportive literature that is often required for admissibility of evidence at a deposition or testimony.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Expert Testimony / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Humans
  • Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Neurotoxins / adverse effects*
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Patient Care Team / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Workers' Compensation / legislation & jurisprudence


  • Neurotoxins