Fed. Circ. Shoots Down Vaccine-Autism Link Appeal

Law360, New York (May 17, 2010, 12:53 PM EDT) -- In the first case to be decided at the federal appeals level in the largest omnibus proceeding in the history of the Vaccine Act, a three-judge panel has affirmed a lower court ruling denying compensation to a family alleging measles-mumps-rubella vaccines caused their child's autism.

A panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that a special master in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims correctly dismissed the family's petition after finding that there was not sufficient evidence to prove a...
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