HR-7551: Let Injured Americans Be Legally Empowered (LIABLE) Act

AVFCA Commentary: Currently, due to federal laws such as the 1986 Act and the PREP Act, Americans lack the ability to hold manufacturers or health providers accountable if they or their family members suffer injury or death from a COVID product. The Let Injured Americans Be Legally Empowered (LIABLE) Act aims to change this by allowing individuals harmed by such products to seek justice in court and receive proper compensation. Thus far there have been over 1 million injury and death claims related to COVID products reported. Notably, the rise in adverse events associated with COVID vaccines underscores the urgency of such legal protections. Manufacturers might be more cautious in their product development if they were liable for harm caused by their products. The introduction of the LIABLE Act, supported by 19 initial co-sponsors, signals a strong foundation of backing for this crucial legislation. The LIABLE Act would restore power to the states to protect their citizens by allowing injury claims previously barred by federal law to be heard in state courts. It is important to contact and urge elected representatives to support the LIABLE Act, ensuring that Americans are safeguarded from the risks posed by potentially dangerous COVID products. By preventing the federal government from infringing on state and constitutional rights to a fair trial, pharmaceutical companies can be held accountable for any harm caused by their products. Take action now to protect the well-being of all Americans.
Legislation Details
Bill Name: Let Injured Americans Be Legally Empowered (LIABLE) Act
Bill Number: HR-7551
Bill Author(s): TX Representative Chip Roy
Legislative Session / Year: 2024
State: Federal
AVFCA Position: Support
Bill Synopsis: To prohibit any Federal law from making the manufacturer of a COVID–19 vaccine immune from suit or liability, or limiting the liability of such a manufacturer, with respect to claims for loss caused by, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from the administration to or the use by an individual of a COVID–19 vaccine, and for other purposes.
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Effective Date if Passed: 01/01/2005

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