In the Epistemological Spotlight: Epidemiological Evidence in Toxic Torts
Memoria XV Congreso Panameño de Derecho Procesal (2018): 361-78.
19 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2018
Date Written: 2018
Haack begins by telling the sad story of Andrew Wakefield's badly flawed work on MMR vaccination and autism, with the aim of showing that even a lay judge or jury, with the help of common sense and some epistemological principles, can make reasonable critical assessments of epidemiological evidence.
Keywords: vaccinations, toxic torts, epidemiology, evidence, evidence law, epistemology, experts
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