Citation. Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharms., Inc., 509 U.S. 579, 113 S. Ct. 2786, 125 L. Ed. 2d 469, 1993 U.S. LEXIS 4408, 27 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1200, 61 U.S.L.W. 4805, 93 Cal. Daily Op. Service 4825, 93 Daily Journal DAR 8148, 23 ELR 20979, CCH Prod. Liab. Rep. P13,494, 7 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 632 (U.S. June 28, 1993)
Brief Fact Summary. The Plaintiffs, Daubert and other minors (Plaintiffs), suffered limb reduction birth defects. They claim the defects were caused when their mothers ingested drugs manufactured by the Defendant, Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Defendant), while they were pregnant.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. To be admissible, expert scientific testimony that is derived from research done for the purpose of litigation must show that the conclusions were reached after following recognized scientific methods of research.