Paul Majkowski Speaker at Chemical Products Liability & Environmental Litigation

April 29, 2014 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability

Paul Majkowski, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort practice groups, will be a speaker at the American Conference Institute’s 5th National Forum on Chemical Products Liability & Environmental Litigation. 

Best practices for defending complex and novel cases, making demonstrative evidence compelling to juries, and crafting a winning overall defesne strategy.

Mr. Majkowski’s topic is “Following the Benzene Model:  Defeating the Causal Link of Pesticides and Cancer.” 

This session will cover:

  • Using benzene trial strategy to successfully try pesticides cases
    • What are common issues?
    • Advantages and disadvantages of following a similar trial strategy
  • Turning the tables:  Using studies linking pesticides to cancer to your advantage
    • Challenging the causal link of pesticides and work-related leukemia
    • Using benzene trial strategy to minimize the effect of studies
  • Comprehending the causation issues of dose and causal link to strengthen your defense.
  • Understanding the science behind the physical manifestations of exposure and injury
    • Dermal
    • Inhallation
    • Known cancers associated with exposure
  • Creating arguments that will resonate with modern juries when defending Silent Spring era chemicals (banned in 1980) in 2014
  • Working with experts to defeat toxicology results from historic exposure
  • Overcoming sohisticated juries and their bias about known harmful chemicals

For more information visit www. americanconference.com/chemproducts.

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