Published in Vaccine Weekly, June 5th, 2002
Lee and Jill Urwick filed suit in Union County Superior Court alleging that manufacturers of thimerosal - the mercury derivative used as a preservative in vaccines - and vaccine manufacturers and distributors knew of mercury's potential dangers and failed to take appropriate precautions to protect children.
It is the first such lawsuit in North Carolina, but one of several filed across the country in recent years by parents who believe thimerosal in vaccines is one of the causes of the...
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