Standards for Experts

Recent Supreme Court decisions emphasize the need to regulate the admissibility of expert testimony by means of standards that require opinions going beyond ipse dixit; that is, that are based on more than the fact that the expert "said it him/herself." Dr. Bursztajn's recent article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (32:205-10, 2003) Avoiding Ipse Dixit Mislabeling: Post-Daubert Approaches to Expert Clinical Opinions informs us how experts can reduce the likelihood that their conclusions will be mislabeled.

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Dr. Bursztajn has an active patient care practice and consults to physicians, institutions, judges, and plaintiff and defense counsel nationally.