Got Epidemiology? Interpretations of ‘Parker’ General Causation in Mass Tort Cases Vary

May 28, 2010
In mass tort litigation, plaintiffs must prove not only that the defendant’s product can cause the alleged injury (general causation) but also that it did cause their injury (specific causation). This article compares two recent New York Supreme Court decisions interpreting Parker v. Mobil Oil, which provides guidance about the type of epidemiological evidence needed to support general causation.