STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Research and Monitoring Program for 30 Million Children

PORTLAND, Ore. - Medical monitoring class action lawsuits have been filed in nine states, including Oregon, by the Mercury Vaccine Alliance against the makers and manufacturers of mercury-containing vaccines, as well as two physicians who represent a defendant class of doctors who administered the vaccines without warning parents of the possible risks. Mead, et al. v. Aventis Pasteur, Inc., et al., No. 0107-07137 (Ore. Cir. Ct., Multnomah Cty.).

The Oct. 2 complaints seek to certify an action that could potentially represent more than 30 million children in the U.S. who, from about 1990-2001, were exposed to high levels of toxic ...

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