Washington Court Rejects ‘Novel Science’ Claims, Allows Doctor’s Testimony

The Washington Court of Appeals reversed the award of summary judgment to Tacoma, concluding a doctor’s testimony for the plaintiff wasn’t impermissibly based on “novel science.”

Shamarra Scott was involved in a collision with a Tacoma Police Department cruiser, which her Estate argued caused her untimely death as it flared up her sarcoidosis illness which lead to osteoporosis and surgery complications which she died from.

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