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People can sue the Covid vaccine manufacturers

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Worrying news for the manufacturers of the Covid-19 vaccines—they’re not indemnified against individual claims from people whose health has been damaged.

Even then, the government will still ultimately pay the claimant, at least in the UK.

The government has clarified the legal position on drug company indemnity after a petition called for it to be removed.  But the right for an individual to sue a drug company has always been there; the indemnity is between the government and the drug company, with the taxpayer picking up the tab for any payout.

Even with the standard indemnities in place, people are still protected under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and can sue the manufacturer “if the safety of the product is not such as people are generally entitled to expect. . .and if that defect causes personal injury.”

Although people can also claim under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS), the largest payout is only £120,000 and is not designed to provide lifetime support to a person who may have suffered permanent injury.  “A successful claim to VDPS does not stop an individual from bringing litigation against the vaccine manufacturer for damages as the VDPS is not a compensation scheme,” a government announcement explained.

Daily Sceptic, November 15, 2022

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