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Jury question: Why, if you stated that talking to the patient's family is so important, would you not stand by your belief and tell the defense it was something you needed to do?
Dr. Hanlon: As a result of being told I would not be allowed, I chose to proceed and conduct the evaluation I agreed to do. It was not ideal to me but I capitulated.
Jury question: Why review any data other than data provided by the defense?
Dr. Hanlon: I reviewed... a massive amount of data... I chose to review data I thought was relevant to the questions asked of me.
Dr. Hanlon: There is no subjective scoring or analysis of scoring in neuropsychological testing.
"The scores are what they are."
Jury question: Could the slowing down of test taking be a form of malingering, if the patient knows how the tests work?
Dr. Hanlon: There is a remote possibility... there were multiple timed tests that he performed better on.
Jury question: Could a lack of intellectual stimulation contribute to lower scores?
Dr. Hanlon: Isolation is more likely to cause emotional changes than intellectual changes.
Dr. Hanlon: "There was no question in my mind... given the number of tests/measures... that the tests I did are valid and accurate."