Calif. Appeal Court Affirms Dismissal of Couple's Vaccine Lawsuit
December 15, 2005
LOS ANGELES - The California Court of Appeal affirmed on Nov. 28 the dismissal of a couple's lawsuit against 20 vaccine manufacturers for allegedly exposing their children to thimerosal. In re: The Vaccine Cases. No. B168163 (Calif. Ct. Appeal, 2nd Dist.); Bothwell, et al. v. Abbott Laboratories Inc., et al. JCCP No. 4246 (Calif. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty.).
Bruce and Claire Bothwell sued Abbott Laboratories, Aventis Pasture Inc., Eli Lilly & Co., Merck & Co. Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth and 14 other pharmaceutical companies on Jan. 24, 2003, claiming their children, William and Katrina, were harmlessly exposed to thimerosal in …