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Factual Causation and Asbestos Cancers


Jane Stapleton


Australian National University - ANU College of Law; University of Texas at Austin School of Law


Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 126, p. 351, 2010

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This Note addresses recent English and Australian cases in which asbestos-exposed victims suffering from cancers which can be caused by asbestos (e.g. lung cancer, mesothelioma) attempt to prove factual causation to an individual source of asbestos fibre.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Factual causation, asbestos, smokers, lung cancer, mesothelioma, epidemiology, relative risk, synergistic mechanisms

JEL Classification: K13, K10, K32

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Date posted: July 31, 2010  

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Stapleton, Jane, Factual Causation and Asbestos Cancers. Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 126, p. 351, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1650986

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Jane Stapleton (Contact Author)
Australian National University - ANU College of Law
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
University of Texas at Austin School of Law ( email )
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States
512-232-1309 (Phone)
512-471-6988 (Fax)
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