A Georgia Supreme Court decision on Monday allowing a suit by an autistic child's parents to go to trial could open the door to product liability claims against vaccine manufacturers. The court held that a federal vaccine statute's pre-emption of liability claims applies only to side effects that were unavoidable "by means other than proper manufacturing and packaging." The court took aim at conflicting rulings from two federal district courts and other states' courts.
Ga. Supreme Court Backs Vaccine Suit in Autism Case
October 7, 2008