January 10, 2019 / 10:04 PM / a month ago

Fed Circuit denies rehearing in vaccine genetic defect case

A federal appeals court has declined to grant a full-bench review of its earlier finding that an infant’s severe epilepsy was more likely caused by an underlying genetic defect than a vaccine.

In a 10-2 decision on Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals denied Laura and Eddie Oliver’s petition for a rehearing en banc in the case of their now 10-year-old son who developed Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of intractable epilepsy, as an infant.

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