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Diagnostic Abuse in Silica Litigation

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): RAND Corporation

Author(s): Stephen J. Carroll; Lloyd Dixon; James M. Anderson; Thor Hogan; Elizabeth M. Sloss


Type: Brief


This brief analyzes the factors that led to the exposure of widespread abuse in the diagnoses in thousands of silica injury claims in Texas, then suggests ways to uncover such abuses in mass personal-injury litigation more easily in the future.