updated 3/22/2009 12:26:12 PM ET 2009-03-22T16:26:12

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

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Dominick Tenuto was awarded $22.5 million on 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 suit after contracting polio and losing his job.

Representatives of drug maker Lederle Laboratories said it plans to appeal.

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