Mr John M Hamrick

John M Hamrick


Product Regulation & Liability

American Home Products Corp v Ferrari - Reinterpreting the Vaccine Act
USA | 11 December 2008

Courts have long held that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act 1986 bars vaccine-related product liability claims. However, the Georgia Supreme Court has dramatically reinterpreted this. The act no longer automatically pre-empts design defect claims and, if injurous side effects of a vaccine are found to have been unavoidable, the manufacturer will not be held liable for defective design.