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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, February 23, 2015

Suing for Measles

 Jacoba Urist, writing for Today:

Say you take a family trip to Disney Land and your baby gets measles — perhaps suffers severe complications and can no longer hear or is left with brain damage. Would you want to sue the parents who voluntarily decided not to vaccinate their child, thus allowing the disease to pass to your baby?

It’s a growing debate, especially as measles cases in the United States have been rising steadily for the past few years, along with vaccine opt-outs. Should parents be held liable for unvaccinated children, if the decision was based only on a personal belief and they had no medical reason for opting out of their state’s immunization requirements?

Read more here.

MR

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