Bendectin and Birth Defects

Bendectin and Birth Defects
The Challenges of Mass Toxic Substances Litigation

Michael D. Green

1996 | 384 pages | Cloth $29.95 | Paper $32.50
Law | Medicine
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1-A Birth Defect Child Is Born
Chapter 2-Locating Bendectin within the Mass Toxic Landscape
Chapter 3-The Science of Determining Toxic Causation
Chapter 4-The Food and Drug Administration
Chapter 5-The Wm. S. Merrell Company
Chapter 6-A Mother's Quest
Chapter 7-The Mekdeci Case
Chapter 8-The Unraveling of Mekdeci
Chapter 9-The Proliferation of Bendectin Litigation
Chapter 10-Litigating a Multidistrict Case
Chapter 11-The Withdrawal of Bendectin
Chapter 12-Forging a Mass Toxic Substances Trial
Chapter 13-The Settlement and Unsettlement of MDL-486
Chapter 14-The MDL-486 Trial
Chapter 15-Aggregative Procedure in Mass Toxic Substances Litigation
Chapter 16-The Third Phase of Bendectin Litigation: Oxendine, Richardson, and the Individual Trials
Chapter 17-The Legacy of Bendectin for Toxic Causation Law
Chapter 18-The Lessons and Non-Lessons of Bendectin Litigation

Selected Bibliography