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Evaluating Expert Testimony With Respect To Medical Causation: The Use Of Epidemiological Studies In Court

January 1, 2000

In toxic tort cases, medical causation is often the plaintiff’s most difficult element of proof. The first hurdle a plaintiff faces is proving general causation, that the substance at issue is capable of causing the disease or condition from which the plaintiff suffers.┬áSpecial causation is generally more challenging to prove.

Evaluating Expert Testimony With Respect To Medical Causation: The Use Of Epidemiological Studies In Court