Monica Argumedo, M.D.
Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Hundred of Forensic Evaluations
Over 15 Years in Practice as a Forensic and Clinical Psychiatrist
Monica Argumedo, M.D.
I routinely conduct forensic expert witness assessments and provide my opinions by written report and testimony, including over 40 times in which I’ve testified as a qualified Disclosed Expert Witness. I’ve otherwise offered forensic assessments in many more that settled without proceeding to trial.
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Park Dietz & Associates
Dr. Argumedo has joined Park Dietz & Associates (PD&A) for her forensic work.
Attorneys who wish to retain Dr. Argumedo may call PD&A headquarters at (949) 723-2211 or visit Park Dietz & Associates (PD&A) to initiate the process with a conflicts check and to be put in touch with Dr. Argumedo.
Dr. Argumedo remains headquartered in the greater Chicago area. She consults on cases and testifies nationally.
Clinical Practice and Forensic Psychiatry
As both a practitioner and an expert witness, I understand the importance of maintaining my expertise by staying clinically active in psychiatry. I maintain my clinical skills and experience through my work with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. My main role at Rush is leading their psychiatric consultation services at their community-based medical center, Rush Oak Park Hospital.
At Rush Oak Park Hospital, I evaluate, diagnose, and treat medically hospitalized patients suffering from symptoms of mental illness. Additionally, I maintain a weekly clinic where I regularly treat patients who suffer from conditions such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and PTSD.
As part of my work at Rush Oak Park Hospital, I often determine whether a patient requires a higher level of mental health care such as psychiatric hospitalization. My medico-legal training is an asset in circumstances where a decision may have a legal consequence, such as pursuing involuntary commitment or assessing a patient’s competency to consent to medical treatment.
Expert Witness and Educator
Medical Malpractice | Standards of Care
She also works with medical students and behavioral health hospitals in teaching and establishing psychiatric evaluation practices.
As a Forensic Psychiatrist she has assessed and opined in medical malpractice cases in which doctors or institutions met or failed to meet standards of care.
Rush University Medical Center, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, teaching psychiatry residents in topics related to psychiatry and the law.
Independent Medical Examinations
Fitness for Duty
Complex Factors Contributing
to Emotional Distress
Dr. Argumedo is experienced with complex facts in litigation and patient care. Dr. Argumedo is expert in evaluating interconnected psychiatric and medical factors, behavior, and outcome. Her forensic practice with addresses defense and plaintiff in litigation, criminal cases and Fitness for Duty evaluation for employers in the Chicago area.
Dr. Argumedo’s assessment of competency in clinical and forensic settings is grounded in over a decade of experience.
She evaluates competency and capacity of a person to self-advocate for care, make health care decisions, testamentary capacity, with application to control of assets or enter into a contract such as a Trust or other legal agreement.
As a private forensic evaluator, Dr. Argumedo is especially experienced in observing the potential for undue influence, a serious concern she finds when individuals are vulnerable by nature of their hospitalization and complicating health factors.
After death, a litigated probate matter will require a physician of Dr. Argumedo’s background to rebuild the psychiatric picture of an incapacitated or impaired person.
In the criminal justice setting, mental capacity is evaluated by Dr. Argumedo.
The shocking homicide of Dr. David Cornbleet is investigated on S1:E2, “Prescription for Murder,” aired on 2/3/20.
Dr. Argumedo was invited as a Forensic Psychiatrist to discuss the case during the show. Errata: Dr. Argumedo is erroneously identified as a tenant of the site of the murder.
Streaming free from your cable provider “Stranger Among Us: Prescription for Murder”