Polio Vaccine Suit Against Pfizer, Others Dismissed

Law360, New York (July 13, 2010, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. and a number of its predecessors that alleged a polio vaccine administered over 40 years ago caused a brain tumor.

A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, ruled Monday that a Bergen County court was right to dismiss the suit because the original manufacturer of the vaccine couldn't be identified and the plaintiffs didn't provide sufficient evidence to float a collective liability theory.

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