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No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules
June 22, 2017

 The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof.

The judges decided that factors falling short of scientific research, but that may suggest a link, can be enough to rule against a vaccine manufacturer. In particular, they said prior rulings on similar cases allow courts to lay blame on a vaccine if the illness occurred near the time of vaccination, the plaintiff was healthy before vaccination and there is no history of the illness in the plaintiff’s family.

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