This article discusses the role of epidemiologic evidence in toxic tort cases, focusing on relative risk. Whether specific causation can be inferred if a relative risk is above 2.0 is discussed. The object is to explore the scientific logic behind intuitions of relative risk.
David A. Freedman & Philip B. Stark,
The Swine Flu Vaccine and Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Case Study in Relative Risk and Specific Causation,
64 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol64/iss4/3