Families prepare to sue law firm over handling of cases against MMR vaccine manufacturers

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 14 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5867
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Families who claim that their children developed encephalitis from an early type of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine but that their cases were wrongly lumped together with more than 1000 autism cases are preparing to sue the law firm that later merged with the firm that led the group action.

Three families who believe that their children developed encephalitis and permanent damage such as learning difficulties, epilepsy, and deafness after they were given an earlier form of the vaccine say …

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