Hill’s Criteria of Causation
Hill’s Criteria of Causation is an outline used to determine whether or not there is a causal relationship between an action and an effect, such as smoking and lung diseases, for example. This set of criteria was developed by a British medical statistician as a way to scientifically determine causality. This affords scholars a way to systematically determine causation in a wide variety of situations and fields.
The Type 2 diabetes drug Actos has been shown to drastically increase a person’s risk of developing bladder cancer. If you have taken Actos and been diagnosed with bladder cancer, there is very likely a causal relationship between the two. To explore the possible benefits of an Actos lawsuit, contact the compassionate and experienced attorneys of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-641-9810.
Hill’s Criteria of Causation closely scrutinize multiple angles of the proposed problem. Because causation is not realized in every case (not every smoker gets lung cancer), not every criterion needs to be met to establish a relationship. Hill’s criteria include:
- Temporal Relationship (Cause precedes effect)
- Dose-Response Relationship
- Consideration of Alternate Explanations
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, the Actos lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher can help you hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing a dangerous product onto the market. Contact us at 800-641-9810 today to learn more about how we can serve you.