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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Webinar: Differential Diagnosis and Daubert: Preventing the Misuse of Differential Etiology

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

United States

Please join us for a complimentary Webinar (Web-based seminar produced through Adobe Connect) sponsored by the IADC Environmental and Energy Law Committee and Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for one (1) hour beginning at: 10:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM MDT / 12:00 PM Noon CDT / 1:00 PM EDT

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Differential Diagnosis and Daubert: Preventing the Misuse of Differential Etiology to Prove Causation 

While a "differential diagnosis" in medicine and a "differential etiology" in the courtroom have similar names and follow similar steps, they have vastly different purposes and apply different causal standards. Still, courts sometimes confuse the two and admit causation opinions based on speculative or insufficient evidence.

This Webinar is intended as a guide for defense lawyers who are facing personal injury claims in which the plaintiff's expert purports to base his or her causation opinion on a differential diagnosis. It will explore the technique as it has been employed in the courts, describe the weaknesses and logical fallacies which underlie the technique, and provide practice tips for defending against differential etiology opinions.

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For information on any Webinar, please visit the Webinar page on the IADC website. 

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