Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – What We Do

Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation (fpamed) is a group of psychiatric and psychological experts providing assistance to defense and plaintiff attorneys around the country. Our consultation, reports and testimony aim to illuminate the mental health issues in legal matters. We consult in both civil and criminal matters and to both sides of the bar.

Our primary skill is explaining complex medical and behavioral information in a readily understood and accurate manner. In the legal arena, as in our clinical practices, teaching, and scholarship, clear communication is our central goal. Click here to watch a video introducing fpamed.

We have consulted on multi-plaintiff cases, mass torts, employment cases, and forensic child psychiatry cases. We reach our opinions and offer testimony based on evidence, not simply our authority. Integrating the data from medical records, legal documents, psychological testing and interviews, we answer questions at the interface of law and mental health based on solid science and clinical experience.

Forensic Psychiatry

Our team of forensic psychiatrists can be retained to answer questions that involve the application of psychiatric medicine as well as perform a psychiatric evaluation.

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Forensic Psychology

Our expert psychologists can aid the trier of fact by offering expert opinion in a court of law. We take measures to insure that the opinion we offer are as objective as possible.

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Recent Articles

AAPL Newsletter – April 2017

Click here to read the latest version of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law (AAPL) Newsletter.

Vetting System for Pilots May Lessen Chances of Germanwings Repeat

The following article from the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association is a follow up on previous blog posts on this fpamed.com site concerning the GermanWings crash, pilot depression and cockpit screening for potentially dangerous signs of mental illness. From the American Psychiatric Association’s PsychiatricNews: by Aaron Levin, 07 May 2015 No evaluation process is […]

Employment Rights for People with Bipolar Disorder

A recent article in the Bipolar Network News (BNN) bipolarnews.org Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2015, highlights that according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) patients with Bipolar Disorder are covered under the ADA. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), charged with enforcing the ADAAA, has made it clear in […]

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Recent Blogs

mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Imaging Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

by Forensic Psychiatrist Mark I Levy, MD, DLFAPA Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (“mTBI” or “concussion”) is a frequent claim in civil litigation where the plaintiff has sustained a head injury. The best evaluation of these claims is performed by a 3-part team of forensic neurologist, neuropsychologist and psychiatrist. The neurologist addresses and structural damage to […]

NEWSLETTER #3 — The Problem of Wearing Two Hats: 10 Reasons Why Using the Treating Doctor as a Forensic Psychiatric Expert May Be a Bad Idea

By fpamed Forensic Psychiatrist, Charles Saldanha, MD Many attorneys, when working on a case in which the mental health status of one of the parties is a significant issue, consider relying solely on a treating psychiatrist to serve as an independent expert psychiatric witness. Engaging the treating psychiatrist may seem efficient, cost-effective, and simply seeking expertise from […]

NEWSLETTER #2 — Substance Use Disorders: It’s a Tough Row to Hoe

This is a slide show presentation and subsequent webinar presented to NARTC by David Kan, M.D., D.F.A.S.A.M., a Diplomate Am. Bd. Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine, an original member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation and current President of the  California Society of Addiction Medicine. […]

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