If won, this case could pave the way for thousands of others but right now the family who filed suit is only concerned about their daughters well being.
A hearing is now underway, examining a possible link between childhood vaccinations and autism. A family claims their daughter was not always severely autistic. They say after getting a measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine she came down with a fever and was never the same. The girl has been severely autistic since.
Doctors claim a preservative used in kids vaccines weakened her immune system and kept her from fighting off the measles virus, leaving her with autism. Vaccine maker, Phrma disagrees and says studies have been done and there is no significant proof.
This is the first autism case to be taken up in federal court.