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Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Citation:509 U.S. 579 (1993)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc
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The plaintiffs were born with limb reduction defects, meaning that their limbs were not fully formed in the womb. They sued the defendant, alleging that their mothers had taken a drug to prevent morning sickness during their pregnancies which was the cause of their defects. Plaintiffs had difficulty establishing this allegation because the scientific body of knowledge had not yet advanced to the point where the cause could be fully explained/confirmed.
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