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Award for $1.2 Million Affirmed in Tetanus Vaccine Injury Case

May 18, 2020, 4:52 PM

A woman who received a tetanus vaccine shortly after giving birth proved the vaccine caused her autoimmune disease for purposes of receiving federal vaccine act compensation, the Federal Circuit said Monday in affirming a $1.2 million award.

Carmen Lozano overcame the Health and Human Services Department’s argument that she wasn’t entitled to compensation under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act because she suffered from a different disease whose symptoms started before she received the vaccine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said.

Lozano’s doctors initially diagnosed her with multiple sclerosis based on symptoms she exhibited within three...

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