NJ court to rule on suit over polio vaccine - My9 New Jersey

NJ court to rule on suit over polio vaccine

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether a man's lawsuit over a polio vaccine he received as a child can go forward.

Jamie Gannon's 2003 suit claims the vaccine he was given as baby in the mid-1970s caused a brain tumor. It names American Home Products Corporation, American Cyanamid Company and Lederle Laboratories. Gannon alleges the vaccine contained a simian virus that caused his cancer.

The case initially was dismissed by a judge who said Gannon hadn't proved the vaccine caused his cancer and couldn't identify who manufactured it.

An appeals court reversed that decision in 2010.

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