Originally Posted by teacozy
Sure, if you could show they did something illegal or negligent when administering or storing the vaccine.
Well, that's a start.
Many years ago, two families in Japan did that very same thing, sued the government, and they won, regarding the MMR:
"The government and a research center affiliated with Osaka University were handed a court order Thursday to pay a total of 155 million yen to the families of two children who died or suffered side effects after receiving the MMR vaccine.
The Osaka District Court stated that the institute produced the vaccine via a method different from that submitted to the health ministry and was the likely reason for the ensuing problems.
He added that the government neglected its responsibility over the supervision of vaccine manufacturers and for ensuring that they follow the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law."
Is there a lawsuit regarding all of those Syrian children dying from the contaminated measles vaccine during the measles vaccine campaign late last year? That was negligent as well.
If we dig, I know there are many more cases of negligence, improper storage, etc.
Government Study Finds that Some Vaccines for Kids Are Stored Improperly
Careless practices? Yes, very much so:
"In addition to inconsistent temperatures, they also found that expired vaccines were stored alongside unexpired vaccines in some clinics, which could lead to a nurse inadvertently grabbing the wrong inoculation. “We were surprised we found what we did,” says Dwayne Grant, the regional inspector general who oversaw the report."
So, they conclude that improper storage, which seems to be fairly common, is not affecting potency of vaccines just because there have not been any major outbreaks? There does not appear to be any data backing that up. It's speculation.
Should people be able to sue if they are vaccinated with an improperly-stored vaccine (confirmed) and come down with the disease they were vaccinated against due to the ineffectiveness of the vaccine?