Finding the Vaccine Act unambiguous, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Federal Claims Court ruling that did not allow the estate of a woman whose death was allegedly caused by an influenza vaccination to recover for injury benefits. Griglock v. Sec’y of Health & Human Servs., No. 2011-5134 (Fed. Cir.,decided August 10, 2012). While the estate had timely filed a claim to recover death benefits and was entitled to them, its claim for injury benefits was barred by the statute of limitations. According to the court, “To re-open the window of opportunity for compensation for injury because a petition for death benefits has been timely filed would render meaningless the statute of limitations” applicable to injury benefit claims.