1 Wyeth F/k/a American Home Products Corporation, Baxter Healthcare Corporation,
Bioport Corporation, Aventis Pasteur, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Celltech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
f/k/a Medeva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Smithkline Beecham Corporation d/b/a Glaxosmithkline.
2 Eli Lilly and Company, Sigma-Aldrich Co., Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc., and
September 28, 2007
CHRISTOPHER REILLY, a Minor by his ) Appeal from
Mother and Next Friend, DRUANNE REILLY, ) the Circuit Court
DRUANNE REILLY, and RONALD REILLY, ) of Cook County.
WYETH f/k/a AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS )
CORPORATION, BAXTER HEALTHCARE )
CORPORATION, BIOPORT CORPORATION, ) No. 02 L 014697
AVENTIS PASTEUR, INC., MERCK & CO., INC., )
CELLTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. f/k/a )
MEDEVA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., )
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION )
d/b/a GLAXOSMITHKLINE, ELI LILLY AND )
COMPANY, SIGMA-ALDRICH CO., )
SPECTRUM LABORATORY PRODUCTS, INC., )
And EMD CHEMICALS, ) Honorable
) Lynn Egan,
Defendants-Appellees. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE THEIS delivered the opinion of the court:
Druanne Reilly, as mother and next friend of Christopher Reilly, brought this action
seeking recovery against defendants (vaccine defendants1 and thimerosal defendants2) for her