DANIEL ACOSTA, JR.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, USA
Dr. Brautbar co-authored Chapter 12: Cardiotoxicity of Industrial Chemicals and Environmental Pollution.
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SCIENCE, LAW AND THE POSSIBILITY OF JUSTICE
CARL F. CRANOR
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
The relationship between science, law and justice has become a pressing issue with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions beginning with Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceutical. How courts review scientific testimony and its foundation before trial can affect justice between parties in toxic tort cases and have other unforeseen consequences.
On one side, if courts do not review scientific testimony well, they can mistakenly injure companies and their products. On the other side, they can decrease citizen access to the law, increase incentives for firms not to test potentially toxic substances, lower deterrence for wrongful conduct and harmful products, and decrease the possibility of justice for citizens injured by toxicants.
Even if courts review evidence accurately, the fact and perception of greater judicial scrutiny increases litigation costs and attorney screening of clients. This book introduces these issues, reveals the relationships that pose problems, and shows how justice can be enhanced in toxic tort litigation.
It is a comprehensive review of the interaction between science and law and is done extremely well! I recommend it to any practitioner of Forensic medicine and toxicology.
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"Carl Cranor has achieved the almost impossible goal of a learned, readable, and exciting book on the torturous interactions between law and science in tort litigation. For a scientist, his analysis of case law in this field is exceptionally informative and provocative."Ellen K. Silbergeld, PhD, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
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