Bruesewitz v Wyeth: Supreme Court Limits Liability of Vaccine Manufacturers

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The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in the case of Bruesewitz v Wyeth that severely limits the liability of vaccine manufacturers, thereby decreased accountability for producing safe vaccines.

The question presented before the Court was whether or not the preemption provision in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) prevents a plaintiff from bringing a state law design-defect product liability claim against vaccine manufacturers. In a 6-2 decision, the Court held that the NCVIA does, in fact, bar all state law design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers that are brought by plaintiffs seeking compensation for injuries caused by vaccine side effects.

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