Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LP

Accurate, Reliable and Evidence-Based Forensic Psychiatric Assessments and Expert Opinions

Emotional & Psychological Claims in Multi-Plaintiff Toxic Tort Litigation

Mark I. Levy, MD, DLFAPA and Howard J. Friedman, PhD, ABPP join a panel to discuss what attorneys need to know about the scientific and medical aspects of these injuries.  Emotional injury claims often arise in toxic torts due to exposure to asbestos, mold, carbon monoxide, and environmental contamination, to name a few. And now, as large swaths of the nation are often engulfed in flame, what physical and emotional effect might manifest from prolonged smoke inhalation?

Webinar took place on November 19, 2020

Our Team

1. Mark I. Levy, MD, DLFAPA – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Medical Director, Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LP; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry; Diplomate, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.

2. Charles Saldanha, MD, FAPA – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Acute Care and Emergency Psychiatry; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.

3. Anlee Kuo, JD, MD – Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child, Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.

4. David Y. Kan, MD, DFASAM – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Addiction Medicine and Substance Abuse Specialist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry; Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine; Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.

5. James Armontrout, MD – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (adjunct), Stanford University School of Medicine.

6. Linda D. Francis, MD, FAPA – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic and Adult Clinical Psychiatrist; Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Francis’ forensic practice is located in North Carolina and includes the southeastern United States.

7. Steven H. Berger, MD – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry; Diplomate, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry; Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Psychiatry in Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Nevada at Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Berger’s forensic practice is located in Nevada and includes the midwestern United States.

8. Octavio Choi, MD, PhD – Forensic Neuropsychiatrist, Interventional Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist
Forensic Neuropsychiatrist, Interventional Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Law & Psychiatry Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University.

9. Ayesha Ashai, MD – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry; Diplomate, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry; Adult Telepsychiatrist; Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois.

10. Takeo Toyoshima, MD – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry; board-eligible in Addiction and Forensic Psychiatry; General and Addiction Psychiatrist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center; Clinical Faculty at UCSF.

11. Jorien Campbell, MD – Forensic Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatrist at the Bay Area Clinical Associates Clinic (BACA); Psychiatrist at the Marin County Crisis Stabilization Unit.

12. Ronald H. Roberts, PhD, ABPP – Forensic Neuropsychologist
Forensic Neuropsychologist; Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and American College of Law and Psychology; Diplomate; American Board of Vocational Neuropsychology, Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management; Diplomate, American Board of Disability Consultants; Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapy.

13. Sarah A. Hall, PhD – Forensic Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Forensic Adult, Child and Adolescent Neuropsychologist trained and experienced in the assessment of adults and children with a wide variety of cognitive, emotional and neuropsychological disorders.

14. Howard J. Friedman, PhD, ABPP – Forensic Neuropsychologist
Forensic Neuropsychologist; Diplomate in Professional Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology; Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology.

15. Bryna Siegel, PhD – Forensic Developmental Psychologist
Forensic Autism Psychologist; Executive Director, Autism Center of Northern California; Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (retired).

16. Shawn Kevin Acheson, PhD
Dr. Shawn Acheson earned his PhD in clinical psychology at Southern Illinois University –  Carbondale in 1997. He performed his pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology and pain management within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center (1995 – 1996).

 

Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology

Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LP (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, scholarship, and clear communication is our central goal.

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.

Forensic Psychology

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

Mass Tort / Multi-Plaintiff Cases

The fpamed team has conducted over a dozen evaluations of populations involved in mass tort ligation covering catastrophes such as train crashes, multiparty accidents, toxic torts such as water table pollution, asbestos exposure, mold infestation and claims of serious civil rights violations.

HB Webinars

Click the titles below to watch the video recordings of these webinars.

Telepsychiatry Standards & Practices – Understanding & Mitigating Liability Risks

Psychiatrists and attorneys engage in insightful and practical discussion on this emerging issue for patients, therapists, attorneys and risk professionals.

PTSD in Mass Tort & Multi-Plaintiff Litigation

Everything You Need to Know About Assessing PTSD Claims In Mass Tort Litigation: The “Team” Approach

The Opioid Addiction Story

What Tort Attorneys Should Know About Opiates & How This Epidemic Came to Be

What is happening to people’s psyches in the age of Covid 19?

Our own Mark Levy, joins The Pat Thurston Show on KGO-810.

The Neuroscience of Real Life Monsters: Psychopaths, CEOs, and Politicians

Why do some people live lawful lives, while others gravitate toward repeated criminal behavior? Do people choose to be moral or immoral, or is morality simply a genetically inherited function of the brain? Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Octavio Choi explores how emerging neuroscience challenges long-held assumptions underlying the basis—and punishment—of criminal behavior.

Mark I. Levy, MD, DLFAPA – Medical Director

A note of emotional support during this pandemic crisis from the entire team at fpamed.

Charles Saldanha, MD, FAPA – Assistant Medical Director

We continue to work with out clients virtually, throughout the pandemic! Be safe, stay at home!

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Contact us to discuss the details of your case and determine if we have the right forensic psychiatrist or psychologist for your case.

General Inquiries

Mark I. Levy, MD, DFAPA
Medical Director

Charles Saldanha, MD, FAPA
Assistant Medical Director

415-388-8040
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