Feb 252011

By a 6-2 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that vaccine makers cannot be sued.

In an opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the nation’s top court sided with Wyeth, a Phizer subsidiary, by ruling that vaccine makers are protected from “design-defect” lawsuits by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.

The American Academy of Pediatrics “hailed” the decision that keeps vaccine makers immune from liability.

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