Supreme Court To Tackle Vaccine Injury Preemption

Law360, New York (March 8, 2010, 1:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh in on whether the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act preempts state law product liability claims in a case involving a 17-year-old girl who says she began suffering from seizures after receiving a tetanus vaccine.

In a one-sentence order the high court granted certiorari to the plaintiffs in Bruesewitz et al. v. Wyeth Inc. et al. following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s determination that Wyeth is shielded from state court product liability lawsuits because...
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