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Factual Causation and Asbestos Cancers

Jane Stapleton

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1650986

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University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )
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Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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