MIAMI – A teenager who lost all four limbs because of a vaccination error has won a $12.6 million award in a lawsuit against the University of Miami medical school.
The Miami jury reached the verdict Friday in the case of Shaniah Rolle of Miramar
A judge will likely reduce the award because jurors found Rolle's mother partly at fault for not giving her enough medication.
Rolle had her spleen removed as a newborn 13 years ago. She got a vaccine designed to prevent infections but the medication had expired five months earlier. Rolle later got an infection that led to amputation of her arms and legs.
University of Miami attorneys had contended Rolle would have gotten the infection despite the vaccine. An appeal is likely.