Proof Of Causation In Recent Product Liability Cases

Law360, New York (April 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- There is fairly widespread agreement that proof of causation in a toxic tort case requires three steps: first, the plaintiff must prove that the alleged toxin can cause an injury of the sort he alleges (general causation); second, the plaintiff must prove that he was exposed to the toxin in amounts sufficient to have caused his injury; and third, the plaintiff must prove that his exposure to the toxin did in fact cause his injury (specific causation).

But despite this general agreement, courts are still grappling...
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