• Kirk Hartley

Bradford-Hill Factors, Overall Tort Litigation, and Asbestos Litigation

Asbestos litigation remains widespread and virtually always revolves around causation issues. Today, however, there are more and more causation issues arising from substances other than asbestos, especially drugs and pesticides. The point is illustrated by a May 15, 2014 post at Innovative Science. The blog post provides 8 examples of situations where Bradford-Hill factors were applied to reject an argument about causation. The article speaks for itself on that point, and is especially useful for persons new to issues regarding arguments about causation. To me, however, it’s most interesting in illustrating the ongoing expansion of the products at issue in tort litigation and regulatory proceedings.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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