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January 01, 2000 | Publication| Evaluating Expert Testimony With Respect to Medical Causation: The Use of Epidemiological Studies in Court

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. Special causation is generally more challenging to prove.