Factual Causation and Asbestos Cancers
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
Date posted: July 31, 2010