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Narkolepsi efter Pandemrixvaccinet - Vilket ansvar har staten vid massvaccinationer?

Erlandsson, Johan LU (2017) LAGF03 20171
Department of Law
Faculty of Law
Abstract
In the years 2009 and 2010, approximately 60 percent of Sweden's popu- lation were vaccinated with a vaccine called Pandemrix, in order to keep the H1N1-virus, commonly called the swine flue, from spreading. Accord- ing to the World Health Organisation the virus had assumed the habit of a pandemic. In the beginning of 2010, however, the first reports of side ef- fects was submitted to the Swedish Medical Product Agency. A serious neurological disease, narcolepsy, had started to assert itself in, especially, young people.
The state has the utmost responsibility for the healthcare in Sweden. This also applies to vaccinations. During 2009 Swedish citizens were strongly advised to take the Pandemrix vaccine. The goal was to vaccinate the... (More)
In the years 2009 and 2010, approximately 60 percent of Sweden's popu- lation were vaccinated with a vaccine called Pandemrix, in order to keep the H1N1-virus, commonly called the swine flue, from spreading. Accord- ing to the World Health Organisation the virus had assumed the habit of a pandemic. In the beginning of 2010, however, the first reports of side ef- fects was submitted to the Swedish Medical Product Agency. A serious neurological disease, narcolepsy, had started to assert itself in, especially, young people.
The state has the utmost responsibility for the healthcare in Sweden. This also applies to vaccinations. During 2009 Swedish citizens were strongly advised to take the Pandemrix vaccine. The goal was to vaccinate the entire Swedish population. This essay explains the state's legal responsibility when someone is injured after taking a pandemic vaccine, when the vacci- nation procedure was initiated by the government. Furthermore, the essay deals with the prerequisites for the injured party to adress liability claims against the state for damages caused by the vaccin.
The result of this essay contains of a discussion about fault and negligence as well as strict (non-fault) liability. This essay shows that the state's liabil- ity in these circumstances is very limited and that access to compensation for drug injuries is intended to be met by private insurance options. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Under åren 2009 och 2010 vaccinerades ca 60 procent av Sveriges be- folkning med vaccinet Pandemrix. Detta i syfte att stoppa spridningen av viruset H1N1, även kallat svininfluensan, som enligt Världshälsoorganisationen hade utvecklats till en pandemi. I början av 2010 kom emellertid de första anmälningarna om biverkningar efter vaccination in till Läkemedelsverket. Symptom för den allvarliga neurologiska sjukdomen narkolepsi hade börjat framträda hos främst unga människor.
Staten har det yttersta ansvaret för tillgången till sjukvård i Sverige. Detta gäller även vaccination. Under 2009 uppmanade staten svenska medbor- gare att vaccinera sig med vaccinet Pandemrix. Målet var att hela be- folkningen skulle vaccineras. Den här uppsatsen... (More)
Under åren 2009 och 2010 vaccinerades ca 60 procent av Sveriges be- folkning med vaccinet Pandemrix. Detta i syfte att stoppa spridningen av viruset H1N1, även kallat svininfluensan, som enligt Världshälsoorganisationen hade utvecklats till en pandemi. I början av 2010 kom emellertid de första anmälningarna om biverkningar efter vaccination in till Läkemedelsverket. Symptom för den allvarliga neurologiska sjukdomen narkolepsi hade börjat framträda hos främst unga människor.
Staten har det yttersta ansvaret för tillgången till sjukvård i Sverige. Detta gäller även vaccination. Under 2009 uppmanade staten svenska medbor- gare att vaccinera sig med vaccinet Pandemrix. Målet var att hela be- folkningen skulle vaccineras. Den här uppsatsen syftar till att förklara vilket rättsligt ansvar staten har när någon skadas av ett pandemivaccin när vaccinationsförfarandet initierats av regeringen. Vidare behandlas frå- gan om vilka förutsättningar en skadelidande har att rikta ett skadestånd- srättsligt anspråk mot staten med anledning av vaccinationsskador.
Uppsatsens mynnar ut i en diskussion om det allmännas skadestånds- skyldighet utifrån såväl fel och försummelse som rent strikt ansvar. Fram- ställningen visar att det allmännas skadeståndsansvar i det nu aktuella fal- let är mycket begränsat samt att ersättningsanspråk med anledning av läkemedelsskador är tänkt att tillgodoses genom privata försäkringsalter- nativ. (Less)
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Erlandsson, Johan LU
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LAGF03 20171
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Skadestånd, skadeståndsrätt, läkemedelsskador, läkemedelsföräkringen, narkolepsi, pandemrix
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Swedish
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8908266
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  abstract     = {In the years 2009 and 2010, approximately 60 percent of Sweden's popu- lation were vaccinated with a vaccine called Pandemrix, in order to keep the H1N1-virus, commonly called the swine flue, from spreading. Accord- ing to the World Health Organisation the virus had assumed the habit of a pandemic. In the beginning of 2010, however, the first reports of side ef- fects was submitted to the Swedish Medical Product Agency. A serious neurological disease, narcolepsy, had started to assert itself in, especially, young people.
The state has the utmost responsibility for the healthcare in Sweden. This also applies to vaccinations. During 2009 Swedish citizens were strongly advised to take the Pandemrix vaccine. The goal was to vaccinate the entire Swedish population. This essay explains the state's legal responsibility when someone is injured after taking a pandemic vaccine, when the vacci- nation procedure was initiated by the government. Furthermore, the essay deals with the prerequisites for the injured party to adress liability claims against the state for damages caused by the vaccin.
The result of this essay contains of a discussion about fault and negligence as well as strict (non-fault) liability. This essay shows that the state's liabil- ity in these circumstances is very limited and that access to compensation for drug injuries is intended to be met by private insurance options.},
  author       = {Erlandsson, Johan},
  keyword      = {Skadestånd,skadeståndsrätt,läkemedelsskador,läkemedelsföräkringen,narkolepsi,pandemrix},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Narkolepsi efter Pandemrixvaccinet - Vilket ansvar har staten vid massvaccinationer?},
  year         = {2017},
}