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August 17, 2004

Junk science in asbestos litigation

Over on Volokh Conspiracy, our friend David Bernstein has a post on junk science in asbestos litigation. Professor Bernstein cites to a study posted on in which "plaintiffs' B-readers reported that 95.9% of 492 chest x-rays had possible asbestos-related lung damage, [but] unaffiliated doctors found that only 4.5% of them showed possible damage." Those who've read Professor Brickman's voluminous piece on the subject shouldn't be surprised.

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