The Challenge of Proving Toxic Tort Causation: Genetic Markers as the Solution?

44 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2022

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Sara Golru

The University of Sydney, Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 2021

Abstract

Sara Golru, in ‘The Challenge of Proving Toxic Tort Causation: Genetic Markers as the Solution?’, presents a comparative analysis of the role of genetic marker evidence in toxic tort cases throughout Australia and the United States. Sara identifies inconsistencies in the approach of Australian courts to genetic evidence of causation, and considers how developments in the US can inform toxic tort litigation in Australia.

Keywords: Toxic Torts, Mass Torts, Genetic Evidence, Proof of Causation, Alternative Causation, Factual Causation, But for test, Methods of Proof of Causation, Civil Litigation, Australia, United States, Comparative Analysis, Class Actions, Civil Procedure, Genetic Markers, Expert Evidence, Law and Science

Suggested Citation

Golru, Sara, The Challenge of Proving Toxic Tort Causation: Genetic Markers as the Solution? (November 2021). University of Western Australia Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4038583

Sara Golru (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Faculty of Law Building, F10
Sydney, NSW
Australia

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