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Fed. Circ. Rejects Petition Alleging Vaccines Led To Autism

Law360, New York (May 9, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday refused to take up a woman’s case against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleging her son's autism was caused by vaccines he had received, affirming a lower court’s order finding her suit is time-barred.

The appeals court denied Chandra D. Price’s petition for review of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims’ order, which also rejected her motion for review of a special master’s decision dismissing her suit. Price alleged violations of the Vaccine Act, claiming that her son’s autism was caused by vaccines.

“This court cannot reach the merits of the special master’s...

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Appellate - Federal Circuit

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492 Injury - Thimerosal

Date Filed

January 9, 2014

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