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Oct 12, 2010

Oct 12, 2010

Supreme Court takes up vaccine injury suit

(CIDRAP News) – The US Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in a case that tests whether federal shield laws protect vaccine-makers from some liability lawsuits.

The case was brought by the family of Hannah Bruesewitz, a Pennsylvania teen whose seizure disorder surfaced after she received a diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine made by Wyeth when she was 6 months old, the Wall Street Journal reported today.