Factual Causation and Asbestos Cancers

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

6 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2010  

Jane Stapleton

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Abstract

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.

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

JEL Classification: K13, K10, K32

Suggested Citation

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

Jane Stapleton (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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