Litigation and Communicable Disease

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Litigation and Communicable Disease
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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 11:46am

I've been reading some rather disturbing comments on a listserv lately, and I am curious... How many of you in favor of cumpulsory vaccination feel that if your child was exposed to a vaccine available disease, and contracted it, and it was determined that your child was in contact with an unvaccinated person (adult or child), you would assume it was their fault (due to vax status) and sue them?


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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 12:43pm
If my child got a disease from another child who was not vaccinated, I would not sue.





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Registered: 04-09-2008
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 1:48pm

I wouldn't sue them (though mine are unvacc'd) the same way I wouldn't sue those that had been recently vacc'd with a live virus vaccine.


Really - I wish people would just get a freaking grip.

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Registered: 09-13-2008
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 2:55pm

Are we assuming that the unvaxed child or adult had this communicable disease and passed it or someone is just ASSuming since this person is unvaxed its their fault?

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 9:21pm
This line of argument is another attempt to intimidate people into vaccinating their children.
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Registered: 12-14-2000
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 10:58pm
I can't imagine suing anyone if my child became ill with a communicable disease.
 

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Registered: 07-03-2006
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 6:37am

We're not the suing type.

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 7:47am

Pertussis is a bad example. Lots of vaccinated adults and even some vaccinated children get pertussis. Sometimes they are misdiagnosed on the assumption that it can't be pertussis because of the vax. This means they can go around spreading it for quite a while.

Also, the vaccine doesn't prevent carriage of pertussis, so even people who aren't ill could still be carrying the bug and sharing it.

Mumps...no vaccinated people get that one. Measles might work fairly well. That vaccine is fairly effective.

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 10:44am

"Also, the vaccine doesn't prevent carriage of pertussis, so even people who aren't ill could still be carrying the bug and sharing it."

I was reading a parenting magazine we got in the mail the other day and it had a two page spread for Adacel? (the adult pertussis vaccine) The ad actually had this point right on it - the vaccine does NOT prevent carriage of pertussis.

WHoops... edited to add the NOT.




Edited 1/19/2009 1:44 pm ET by cl-tashlb
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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 11:09am

I wouldn't sue either.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2007
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 11:37am
Were you aware your child was in a daycare with unvaccinated kids?
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