March 12, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 12, 2010, a panel of three special masters sitting in the US Court of Federal Claims rejected three compensation actions brought by families of autistic children claiming that their disease was induced by vaccines containing mercury-laden thiomersal. This was the second of two cases, ...[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]
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]
August 30, 2010
by Erin Bock
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a decision issued last year by the US Court of Federal Claims finding insufficient evidence to establish a link between childhood vaccines and autism in three test cases. The decision focused on the case of 15-year-old Michelle ...[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]
March 12, 2010
by Bernard Hibbitts
Three special masters sitting in the US Federal Court of Claims Friday 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 thimerosol. The fam... ...[read more]

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