Friday, November 19, 2010

Supreme Court Considers Whether Victims Can File Suits Against Vaccine Makers

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 was enacted to balance the rights of patients injured by vaccines with the needs of vaccine manufacturers. However, in attempting to reconcile these dual aims, the lawmakers who created the legislation loaded the bill with confusing and seemingly contradictory language. A case that is currently under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court is forcing the justices to parse the legislation in order to determine whether children harmed by vaccines should have the right to sue for damages. If the Supreme Court votes to amend or reverse the law, thousands of lawsuits could be brought against vaccine manufacturers, including some by families who believe that vaccines caused their children to develop autism spectrum disorders.

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