The Use of Public Health Documents in Foodborne-Illness Litigation

Attorney Dave Babcock authored this article, which appeared in the September, 2006 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health. How public health documents are used in foodborne illness litigation is a popular topic among environmental health and health department audiences, and this article provides background for all public health audiences. Mr. Babcock explains, "Environmental health data may be used in conjunction with epidemiologic data to establish the liability of a defendant."

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