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Vaccine Injury Plaintiff Denied Pay for Alleged Residual Effect

Jan. 5, 2022, 4:39 PM

A child injured by an MMR vaccine lost a bid for compensation for a condition he subsequently developed because it wasn’t a “residual effect” of the vaccine injury, the Federal Circuit said Wednesday.

A residual effect requires a change in the patient that’s caused by the vaccine injury, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said. It’s an effect “that never goes away or that recurs after the original illness,” the court said.

B.W. was two years old when he developed a medical condition following a dose of a measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. The condition, called immune ...

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