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Toxic tort litigation is gaining popularity with the plaintiffs' bar, and it is not unusual to encounter claims for medical monitoring, increased risk of future injury and fear damages such as cancerphobia.
Claimants' expert valuation witness, an MAI-designated appraiser, testified that because of the public's cancerphobia, the market value of the remainder was worth half of its prevesting value.
If scientific proof supported the cancerphobia of the public, the claimant must then also establish that this reasonable apprehension has affected the purchaser's willingness to pay the fair market value of the property.