May 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Sebelius v. Cloer that an untimely National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) petition may qualify for an award of attorney's fees if it is filed in good faith and there is a reasonable basis for its claim. In this case, Dr. Melissa Cloer filed an ...[read more]
February 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 29, 2008, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US military against the US Department of Defense (DOD) anthrax vaccine program. The lawsuit by the service members sought to make the anthrax vaccine optional, rather than ...[read more]
February 22, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 22, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of Bruesewitz v. Wyeth. The 6-2 decision upheld blanket immunity for vaccine manufacturers from tort action based on design defects. The immunity encompasses tort actions filed in both state and federal courts which may arise from the ...[read more]
February 12, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On February 12, 2009, the US Court of Federal Claims rejected arguments made in three test cases against the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by families alleging that their children's autism was caused by a combination of common childhood vaccines. In August 2010, the US Court of ...[read more]
March 12, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 12, 2010, three special masters sitting in the US Court of Federal Claims rejected three compensation actions brought in a coordinated omnibus proceeding by families of autistic children who had argued that their children's autism was induced by vaccines containing mercury-laden ...[read more]
February 22, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6-2 in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth that section 22(b)(1) of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 provides blanket immunity to vaccine manufacturers from all tort actions filed in state or federal court alleging design defects. The issue in this case ...[read more]
October 12, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth on compensation for injuries caused by childhood vaccines. The question is whether 22(b)(1) of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which expressly preempts certain design defect claims against vaccine manu... ...[read more]
September 13, 2010
by Kelly Mistick
Amy Pisani: "In February of 2009 a special vaccine court exonerated vaccines in the debate over the causes of autism. The three Special Masters ruled that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR), given in combination with thimerosal-containing vaccines, does not cause, or contribute to, autism. ...[read more]
September 12, 2010
by Kelly Mistick
Richard Judelsohn: "The most common question I get from parents and patients regarding vaccine safety is 'I heard on TV and read on the Internet that vaccines can damage the body. Is that true?' The first part of my response is to explain the science, and state that studies have not established ...[read more]
March 12, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
Mead v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 03-215V, King v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 03-584V, Dwyer v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 03-1202V, US Federal Court of Claims, March 12, 2010. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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