There are two articles which the writer must read. Then based on those two articles, the writer is required to answer four questions (given).
In the article by Larson entitled “Epidemics of mold poisoning past and present”, read the section on “Stachybotrys chartarum”. Also read the article entitled: “Toxic Mold, Part II: Expert Witness and Scientific Testimony Issues Concerning Mold Litigation in State and Federal Courts”. Prepare a written response to the following questions.
1. How does a Federal court decide on the admissibility of scientific testimony?
2. In a case heard in Federal court that alleges detrimental health effects resulting from exposure to toxic mold, what must the plaintiff establish in order to gain a favorable judgment?
3. Briefly describe the controversy concerning the use of “differential diagnosis” to establish the cause of harm in toxic exposure cases.
4. Describe a study that would allow us to better characterize the potential health effects of toxic mold on humans?