John Kalas Speaks at Conference Regarding the Use of Genomic Evidence in Toxic Tort Litigation

May 26, 2021

Multiple types of genomic analyses are increasingly being used in a wide range of lawsuits, and often provide objective, quantitative data that have a dramatic impact on the outcome of the case. The Genomic Analysis in Tort Cases conference brings together scientific and legal experts with deep knowledge and experience in the actual use of genomic analyses in litigation.

The panelists at this recent event provided examples of the many cases in which genomic data and analyses have been used in different types of legal actions.  Because uses of genetics in the courtroom involve communicating quantitative data and scientific principles to judges and juries, effective communication techniques are paramount to success.  Therefore, litigation and jury trial consulting experts will provide insights on the power of using genomic data and scientific principles to explain why a particular person presented with outcomes (i.e., phenotypes) that cannot be explained by "black box" epidemiology.