Arnold v. Dow Chemical Co., 32 F.Supp. 2d 584 (E.D.N.Y. 1999)
In this case, the plaintiff was the wife of a man who passed away after contracting multiple myeloma. He developed the disease while working at an aerospace plant in New York, where he was exposed to high levels of trichloroethylene (“TCE”). We represented the wife, and during the case an expert testified on behalf of the plaintiff that the man’s exposure to TCE was the cause of the disease. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York ruled that the expert testimony was admissible at trial. It cited the Daubert factors that were set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court, which were used to determine the scientific reliability of an expert witness’ methodology.
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