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Federal Circuit Affirms Rejection Of Vaccine-Autism Link
Posted on 14 May 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

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’... Read More

Pennsylvania Court Partly Reverses Preemption In Thimerosal Injury Case
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by Tom Moylan

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (Mealey's) The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Jan. 11 partly reversed preemption summary judgment in a thimerosal vaccine injury case, saying the trial court needs to conduct a case-by-case inquiry of the side effects of the vaccines... Read More

Alford On How U.S. Courts Have Ruled In Thimerosal/Autism Cases
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by Margie Searcy Alford

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, toxic tort litigator and author Margie Searcy Alford reviews recent court decisions in cases alleging a link between thimerosal and autism. She writes: "According to the Centers for Diseases Control, about one out... Read More

Journal: Study Linking MMR Vaccine To Autism Was Fraud
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research. The conclusions of the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield and... Read More

Court Says Thimerosal Did Not Cause Autism
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Supreme Court Will Hear Case About Vaccine Side Effects
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More