Supreme Court Will Hear Case About Vaccine Side Effects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The Supreme Court will decide whether drug makers can be sued by parents who claim their children suffered serious health problems from vaccines. The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from parents in Pittsburgh who want to sue Wyeth over the serious side...

Court Says Thimerosal Did Not Cause Autism

WASHINGTON – (AP) The vaccine additive thimerosal is not to blame for autism, a special federal court ruled Friday in a long-running battle by parents convinced there is a connection. While expressing sympathy for the parents involved in the emotionally charged cases, the court concluded...

Anapol Schwartz Files Gardasil Vaccine Complaints

PHILADELPHIA — Anapol Schwartz attorneys Lawrence Cohan and Melissa Fry Hague recently filed two Gardasil vaccine complaints — one on behalf of a Kensington, Calif., family, whose 15-year old daughter died after allegedly suffering from severe adverse reactions, and another on behalf...

Federal Circuit Affirms Rejection Of Vaccine-Autism Link

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) In the first appeal to be considered of the Vaccine Court’s rejection of a connection between childhood vaccines and autism, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed May 13 that the petitioners’ evidence was unreliable and insufficient ...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Vaccine Preemption

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The extent to which tort claims for alleged vaccine injury are permitted by legislation that created a federal compensation system was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 12 ( Russell Bruesewitz, et al. v. Wyeth, Inc., et al. , No. 09-152 U.S. Sup.). David...

High Court Hears Case About Vaccine Side Effects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court is trying to sort out whether drug companies can be sued for claims of serious side effects from childhood vaccines without driving vaccine makers from the market and risking a public health crisis. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Rules National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Of 1986 Bars State-Law Design-Defect Claims Against Vaccine Manufacturers

On February 22, 2011, the United States Supreme Court held that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCIVIA or Act) bars state-law design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers. The Bruesewitz family sued Wyeth, then the parent company of the maker of the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis...

Supreme Court Questions When Untimely Vaccine Claimants Can Get Attorney Fees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 19 questioned the federal government about whether a petitioner who made an untimely claim made to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is eligible for attorney fees and costs ( Kathleen Sebelius, et al. v. Melissa Cloer ,...