By finding that vaccines do not play a role in causing autism, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims handed a significant defeat Thursday to thousands of parents who blame the injections for their children's disorders. While the rulings may prove a major hurdle, lawyers for many plaintiffs say their legal efforts may just be starting. They are contemplating appeals, and talking about suing pharmaceutical companies directly. The decisions were handed down in a trio of test cases meant to help guide future decisions.
Vaccine Ruling Could Spur Appeals, Suits in State Court
February 13, 2009