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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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Petitioners Jason Daubert and Eric Schuller were minor children born with serious birth defects. They and their parents sued respondent in California state court, alleging that the birth defects had been caused by their mothers’ ingestion of Bendectin, a prescription antinausea drug marketed by respondent. Respondent argues that Bendectin does not cause birth defects in humans and that petitioners would be unable to present any admissible evidence that it does.
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