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Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury

Anna Kirkland


In Vaccine Court, Anna Kirkland tells the story of how a special no-fault compensation court in the United States handles very controversial claims that a vaccine has harmed someone. Vaccines are an important part of infectious disease control in our society and also touch us in very personal ways. While vaccines overall are extremely safe and effective, some people still suffer severe vaccine reactions and bring their claims to vaccine court. In this court, lawyers, activists, judges, doctors, and scientists come together, sometimes arguing bitterly, to determine whether a vaccine truly cause ... More

Keywords: vaccines, injury, court, compensation, controversy, evidence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479876938
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479876938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Kirkland, author
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor