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Alford On How U.S. Courts Have Ruled In Thimerosal/Autism Cases

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 of every one hundred and ten children in the U.S...

Pennsylvania Court Partly Reverses Preemption In Thimerosal Injury Case

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 involved ( Jacqueline Wright, et al. v. Aventis...

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 ,...