Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 126, p. 351, 2010
6 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 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.
Keywords: Factual causation, asbestos, smokers, lung cancer, mesothelioma, epidemiology, relative risk, synergistic mechanisms
JEL Classification: K13, K10, K32
Suggested Citation: 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