Autism-Vaccine Cases Go to Court

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By Admin on June 12, 2007 10:33 AM

A Washington D.C. court is currently hearing testimony in nine test cases brought by parents of autistic children, alleging that a number of common childhood vaccines are causing autism and related health problems. The cases, currently being heard in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, are "being closely watched by almost 5,000 families of autistic children who have lodged similar claims for compensation from a federal fund...established by Congress to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines by shielding manufacturers from lawsuits," according to the Associated Press. The nine test cases are being heard consecutively.