Administrative Law Keyed to Strauss
Berkovitz v. United States
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Berkovitz, a 2-month old, was given a dose of an oral polio vaccine. A month later, he’d developed polio, was completely paralyzed, and breathed via a respirator. He, with his parents, sued the United States under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA), as the government had issued a license to the manufacturer of the vaccine.
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