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.