ToxicoGenomica Blog

The Process of Using Genomic Analysis in Cases AKA: The nuts and bolts of processes, time and costs [Slides for Download]

At our recent conference Genomic Analysis in Tort Cases, Michael Zapata III and Leonel van Zyl, PhD provided an in depth review and analysis of the nuts and bolts for using genomic analysis in legal cases. Michael and Dr. van Zyl explained their systematic and gated methodology for helping clients considering whether a genomic approach […]

Use of Genomics in Medical Cases (Birth Defects, Malpractice, Drugs) [Slides for Download]

At our recent conference Genomic Analysis in Tort Cases, panelists addressed the use of genomics in medical cases (birth defects, malpractice, drugs). The panel was composed of an attorney, a medical doctor, and a genetic scientist. Dr. van Zyl, the genetic scientist, provided insightful information as to why individual genetic variability matters, including for Absorption, […]

Case-Specific Results in Benzene (Blood Cancer) and Mesothelioma Cases [Slides for Download]

At our recent conference Genomic Analysis in Tort Cases, Kirk Hartley, Esq. chaired the first panel addressing the use of genomics in product liability and/or premises cases involving exposures to toxicants, including asbestos, benzene and radiation. Individual panelists provided summaries of cases they worked on involving genomics. Specifically, Kirk Hartley discussed the results from genetic […]

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Webinar: Legal and Policy Considerations in the Use of New Approach Methodologies in Chemical Risk Assessment, Kirk Hartley Presents at ASCCT [Download Presentation]

On Tuesday April 27, Kirk Hartley of ToxicoGenomica presented a webinar hosted by the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT). The topic was: Legal and Policy Considerations in the Use of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in Chemical Risk Assessment. A recording of the webinar can be accessed here and a complimentary copy of […]

Webinar – Legal and Ethical Challenges in Mesothelioma Cases Involving Young People

For first of its kind new data related to the growing number of lawsuits involving young people with mesothelioma, please join next week’s Perrin webinar: Legal and Ethical Challenges in Young Mesothelioma Cases. One key fact is the cases often involve people who have medical histories that include a range of benign tumors, cysts, cancers and/or […]

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: What’s in Those Genes?

Genetic Evidence Concerning Causation for Mesothelioma 16 June 2020 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time. Click Here For More Information and to Register The use of genomics in personal injury cases continues to accelerate, especially including mesothelioma cases. A panel of five speakers will present defense views, plaintiff views, legal rulings, and science on the use […]

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New Data Suggest Over-representation of Young Females in 108 Talc-Exposed Mesothelioma Cases Reported by Drs. Moline and Kradin – A Data Compilation

For talc/asbestos litigation, a notable development in 2020 was the publication of two case series articles involving a total of 108 persons who developed mesothelioma.  The authors concluded that all 108 persons could be characterized as having exposure to asbestos only through cosmetic talcum powder. The authors include Dr.  Jacqueline Moline and Dr. Richard Kradin, […]