Qualified Psychiatric Expert Witness
Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that combines research and clinical practice in the numerous areas in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. While some forensic psychiatrists may specialize exclusively in legal issues, almost all psychiatrists, at some point, have to work within one of the many areas in which the mental health and legal system overlap. The objective of a forensic psychiatrist is to give expert opinion to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, in the form of a written report, deposition or courtroom testimony in legal cases.
Dr. Burstein was retained to assess a case about one single issue, only to discover an unexpected, unanticipated area for exploration, which then led to understanding the case from a completely new perspective.