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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court to hear vaccine case

For most of their 18-year-old daughter Hannah's life, Russell and Robalee Bruesewitz have been engaged in legal battle over compensation for her seizure disorder, which they believe was caused by a vaccine.

On Monday, the Mt. Lebanon family learned that they'll be taking their fight to the highest level.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear their case, in which the family argues that there should be legal recourse beyond the administrative process set up by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.

Two hours after Hannah received her six-month diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine in 1992, she started developing seizures and was hospitalized for weeks.

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