Our mission: To provide the highest quality clinical and forensic services for the evaluation and diagnosis of neurobehavioral, neuropsychological and neurotoxic illness from chemicals, injuries and drugs.
Our experience: Evaluating neurobehavioral function and the effects of toxic chemicals, drugs and substances (neurotoxic agents) on the nervous system since 1979; serving the Courts (federal, state and administrative) as a forensic expert witness in both civil and criminal matters since 1983.
Symptoms of neurotoxicity: Toxic chemicals can damage the nervous system and brain. Such chemicals are neurotoxic. A person may or may not be aware of neurotoxic damage when it occurs.
Neurotoxicity is a cause of brain damage. Common symptoms can include problems with memory, concentration, reaction time, sleep, thinking, language, as well as depression, confusion, personality changes, fatigue, and numbness of the hands and feet. Many types of nervous system disorders could be caused by neurotoxicity, including numerous neurologic and psychiatric disorders.
Interpersonal and legal difficulties may result from mental health problems stemming from neurotoxicity, including job loss, family difficulties, and irrational, unusual, criminal or violent behavior.
Chemicals that we have studied regarding neurotoxic illness include: Adhesives, aerotoxicity, Agent Orange, ammonia, arsenic, benzene, carbonless copy paper, carbon monoxide, carpet cleaning agents, CCA (copper-chromium- arsenate), chemical warfare agents, Chinese drywall, chlorinated solvents (i.e., dichloroethene, tetrachloroethane, trichloroethene, trichloroethylene, etc.), chlorine, combustion products, contaminated or defective products, copper-chromium-arsenate, damp buildings, dioxin, drugs, formaldehyde, gamma butyrolactone, gasoline, glues, Gulf Health Problems, heavy metals, herbicides, indoor air pollution, lacquer sanding sealer, lead, lithium, MDI (methyl diisocyanate), MEK (methyl-ethyl-ketone), manganese, mercury, metals, methylene chloride, mixed toxic waste, mold, municipal sludge, mycotoxins, naphthalene, n-hexane, oil and gas field emissions, opiates, organic metals, paint, paint remover, Paxil, pentachlorophenol, pesticides (organochlorines, organophosphates, etc.), phenolic resins, pollution (ground, soil, water, air), polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), Prozac, psychiatric drugs (anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, tranquilizers, sleep drugs), radiation injuries, sick buildings, smoke removing agents, solvents, Stachybotrys, styrene, synthetic carpets, TDI (toluene diisocyanate), toluene, toxic waste, welding fumes, wood preservatives, xylene, etc.
Illnesses that we have studied that can result from neurotoxic chemical poisoning include: Anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, chemical sensitivity syndrome, chronic fatigue, dementia, developmental delay, environmental illness, hyperactivity, insomnia, memory dysfunction, mental retardation, multiple chemical sensitivity, myoclonus, neurologic illnesses due to toxic chemicals (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, , etc.), panic disorder, Parkinson's disease, personality disorders, psychiatric illness due to toxic chemicals (depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, etc.), psychiatric-drug induced disorders (agitation, mania, psychosis, executive dysfunction, suicide, violent behavior), sick building syndrome, sleep apnea, sleep disorder, suicide, tremor, etc.