Millions awarded for autism vaccine damage

  • 9 Sep 2013
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You won’t read about it in the British press but two children who developed autism and brain damage following vaccination were recently awarded millions of dollars in the US by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

There are now four court rulings in which vaccines have been agreed to cause forms of brain damage, including symptoms of autism. In the first US case involving a 10 year-old boy, Ryan Mojabi, the parents alleged that “"all the vaccinations" received from 2003-2005, and "more specifically, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations," caused a "severe and debilitating injury to his brain, described as Autism Spectrum Disorder ('ASD')." The Court awarded a lump sum of $969,474.91, to cover "lost future earnings ($648,132.74), pain and suffering ($202,040.17), and life care expenses for Year One ($119,302.00)," plus $20,000 for past expenses.

Another undisclosed sum, several millions more, will be invested in annuities to cover yearly costs for life, which could total $10 million or more, not accounting for inflation. In the second case relating to Emily Moller, who reacted to the DTaP vaccine at 15 months (when MMR, HiB and Prevnar were also given). "She had a vaccine reaction and she just spiraled out of control," said her mother. Emily was awarded a lump sum of $1,030,314.22 "for lost future earnings ($739,989.57), pain and suffering ($170,499.77) and life care expenses for Year One ($119,874.88) plus $190,165.40 for past expenses." Some of that money will go to ABA therapy. Based on the first year payout, another estimated $9 million will buy annuities for annual expenses through life, which after inflation has the potential to pay over $50 million dollars.

Both parents had a harrowing fight over a decade to achieve compensation for what was clearly vaccine damage. The details of their story is given in an in-depth article in the Huffington Post. Dr Andrew Wakefield, who was the first researcher to alert to the potential dangers of vaccines in relation to brain damage said “There can be very little doubt that vaccines can and do cause autism. In these children, the evidence for an adverse reaction involving brain injury following the MMR that progresses to an autism diagnosis is compelling. It's now a question of the body count. The parents' story was right all along. Governments must stop playing with words while children continue to be damaged."

Dr Andrew Wakefield, who was due to be an expert witness in the first British Legal Aid case to come to court, was struck off the medical register after the longest and most expensive GMC hearing and, coincidentally, there was also a change in Legal Aid legislation, which no longer allows claims to be made against pharmaceutical companies. Thus, no cases have come to the UK courts because no sufficiently wealthy individuals can afford to come up against the vaccine makers. In the UK there is a continued denial of any risk at all of vaccine damage, which is not scientifically supportable, and a near hysteria against those who point out the risks.

During the outbreak of measles in the Wales last year, which started in February and was over by July, there were ten times more cases of measles than in previous years, peaking at 1,400 reported cases. In a normal healthy child measles is not life-threatening. The risk of death is about 1 in 5,000, however deaths in Europe have only ever been recorded in severely immune-compromised people. There were no deaths despite the media trying to hype up an asthma death in a man who happened to test measles positive. How many of those children who contracted measles in Wales had been vaccinated has not been disclosed.

In the height of media hysteria, claiming millions of children were at risk of death, the Telegraph launched a ‘No Jab No Play’ campaign, aimed at stopping the right of children to play in playgrounds if they haven’t had their MMR vaccine. Given that the official view is that the MMR is 99% effective then what, you might ask, is the risk of an immunised child playing with a non-immunised child? Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London was reported as being “furious” when several high-profile commentators claimed there was a link with autism, contributing to a fall in immunisation. However, according to the US courts, the risk of brain damage and autism-like symptoms, albeit infrequent, is real. To find out more about vaccinations read: Vaccinations: What Every Parent Needs to Know Vaccinations - Your Questions Answered by Dr Richard Halvorsen Boost Your Immune System (Patrick Holford & Jennifer Meek) Also watch this award winning film: The Greater Good

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