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.