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03-22-2009, 05:33 PM
Polio patient wins multimillion-dollar lawsuit against drugmaker


By The Associated Press


NEW YORK - A New York man with polio has won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a drugmaker claiming he contracted the disease 30 years ago from the polio vaccine given to his infant daughter.

Dominick Tenuto was awarded $22.5 million Friday in a New York state court.

Tenuto's lawsuit claimed that the live virus oral vaccine given to his daughter passed through her body and infected him while he was changing her diaper.

The 61-year-old former Wall Street executive filed the suit after contracting polio and losing his job.

Representatives of drugmaker Lederle Laboratories said it plans to appeal.