Skip to comments.MMR Causes Autism – Another Win In US Federal Court
Posted on 06/15/2009 4:06:15 PM PDT by SecAmndmt
Julia a three year old US citizen has just won substantial compensation in the US Federal Court for autism caused by MMR vaccine says her mother.
What is different about this case? They kept the autism word out of the case. Many parents in other US cases have been advised to do this:-
CBS News has found that since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in the millions of dollars, to thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. In many cases, the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the childs autism spectrum disorder. In each of these cases, the plaintiffs attorneys made the same tactical decision made by Bailey Banks lawyer, electing to opt out of the highly charged Omnibus Autism Proceedings and argue their autism cases in the regular vaccine court. In many other successful cases, attorneys elected to steer clear of the hot button autism issue altogether and seek recovery instead for the underlying brain damage that caused their clients autism.: [Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby Huffington Post 24 Feb 2009]
Julias Mom emphasises Julia has no formal diagnosis of autism and says:-
after Julias last neuro appointment when her dr said she had signs of autism. I didnt want that word in her records until Julias case was decided.
Julias diagnosis was Encephalitis (inflammation of her brain) most likely attributed to the MMR-V (measles, mumps, reubella, chicken pox) vaccine she had received nine days previously.
I do not want this to be misunderstood. She was never formally diagnosed. Do I think that there is a link between vaccines and Autism, absolutely. Is Julia Autistic? Im not sure.
[See our related story: Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism]
However, there is good research to show ASD is a condition resulting from an encephalopathy (a degenerative disease of the brain). Encephalopathies are normally caused by an infection (90% of the time), and most often we will expect a viral infection. MMR contains three live viruses. [See also Explaining Vaccines Autism & Mitochondrial Dysfunction/Disorder]
If this is what compensation means for Julias Mom think of all the families and children who should never have got sick in the first place and will never get compensation just because they used the autism word. Julias Mom says she was:
accepting the loss of the world as i knew it before she got sick, before my divorce, before i lost my house.
This is such a huge, huge, huge help for Julia and my family
Does it help to think your child is just a little bit autistic but still injured and in need of financial help with medical care for life? Autism Spectrum Conditions are a spectrum from very mild to incapacitating.
Not only does it not end like this for other families some children die as this 2005 Federal Court decision in a case very similar to Julias shows [and which took 9 years to achieve a decision]:-
Eric Fernandez Cusati v Secretary for Health and Human Services
How many cases are like these ones? Who knows the exact number the majority of decisions are never published kept in secret. And then there are all the cases the US Secretary of Health and Human Services settles also kept in secret. No one publicly knows for sure how many.
Thanks to Julias Mom for telling us all about this one case.
And with 1 in 38 British boys with an autistic condition [and the problem is not just autism] the question must be asked how many children who would otherwise have grown up healthy are going to continue to be sacrificed and claimed to be for the very few but in reality for drug company profits in their move to a new business model based on vaccines for all. [Autism Rates Rocket 1 in 38 British Boys Cambridge Study ]
Today it is your kid. Tomorrow it is you.
Educate before you vaccinate!
I agree and then vaccinate away. I am a proponent of getting kids vaccinated...I know some aren’t. We have military folks who get out of the military so their kids are not vaccinated (especially if they get orders overseas)...dumb move on the parents part but again their decision.
I would love some U.S. Statistics on how many kids are effected DEFINITELY from vaccines. Not some random Mother making this prognosis as stated in the first sentence.
thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines.
Reread the story again...keep getting “scary facts”...1322 families out of 100 million kids born since 1988. I seriously hope FREEPERS are not buying this “scare tactic” story. How many kids that did not take the vaccine got the mumps, measles, scarlet fever, etc and died from this?
“Educate yourself on what it is like to die of whooping cough.”
Fortunately, children who are otherwise healthy can survive just about any childhood disease such as whooping cough.
I’m far more concerned about the damage that vaccines and our vaccine policy cause to children (ie. all children who are given vaccines).
“effected DEFINITELY from vaccines.”
Every single child is adversely affected by vaccines.
Iatrogenic conditions such as autism are ~100% preventable.
For more information on how vaccines damage the brains and developing immune systems of infants and young children, read Dr. Russell Blaylock’s (retired neurosurgeon) excellent documentation here:
Thanks....bump. I am going to have to seriously give some time to this but not at 1:25 am...lol. I am bumping this so that I am reminded of this tomorrow. Thank you for the update. I am interested in seeing this.
“How many kids that did not take the vaccine got the mumps, measles, scarlet fever, etc and died from this?”
Very few died from these conditions before mass vaccination began. On the other hand, many obtained lifetime immunity after “getting” the mumps, measles and scarlet fever.
I see from your profile that you say that your are Catholic and pro-life. I am also a pro-life Christian.
Did you know that some vaccines are cultured from aborted fetal tissue?
The rates of polio are going up as well, because people who have no direct knowledge of these horrid diseases are refusing to vaccinate their kids.
Court “wins” such as this, based more on sympathy than science, have the potential to do a LOT of harm.
My father had polio twice as a child. Thank god for the polio vaccine, it saved a lot of little kids and adults from the kind of suffering he went through.
“The rates of polio are going up as well, because people who have no direct knowledge of these horrid diseases are refusing to vaccinate their kids.”
These diseases may be miserable, but they are not deadly.
I sense that you think that the court should have made its decision based on something other than the facts of the case. Many of us would call that legal relativism (Sotomayor-style?). If children are being damaged by vaccines - and they are, gravely - and Congress has chosen to give immunity to the vaccine manufacturers, what do you think parents of the vaccine-injured children should do? Lose their home and live under a bridge? Someone has to pay.
We researched vaccines extensively before opting not to vaccinate our children. None of the pro-vaccine books were of any value because they simply re-stated public policy. Where are the double-blind placebo studies? If vaccines are safe, why do vaccine manufacturers get immunity from the billions of dollars of awards to vaccine-damaged children?
The measles death rate in America had already dropped by about 99% between 1901 and 1968, when the measles vaccine was introduced.
I don’t know about the worldwide rates, but public sanitation and improvements in nutrition in America were responsible for the drop in measles deaths here.
I wouldn’t we surprised if someone in sub-saharan Africa did not have access to sewage treatment, clean water and the cod liver oil which was used to successfully manage measles before the vaccine appeared.
It is not the deaths one has to worry about, it is the complications.
Inflammation of the testicles (orchitis)
Inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis and meningitis, respectively)
Inflammation of the ovaries and/or breasts (oophoritis and mastitis, respectively)
Deafness, which is usually permanent.
Respiratory conditions (croup, bronchitis, or bronchiolitis)
Eye conditions (corneal ulceration, keratitis, or blindness)
Ear infections (otitis media)
Congenital Rubella Syndrome :
Heart defects (patent ductus arteriosus, interventricular septal defect, pulmonic stenosis)
Liver and spleen damage
That’s just a start
“These diseases may be miserable, but they are not deadly.”
Ok, you got me curious. You include polio in that category? Do you suggest we not immunize against polio?
Most of these symptoms are very rare in healthy people who are given proper medical treatment.
Some of the measles symptoms you list are common side effects of the vaccination, in addition to brain damage (to varying degrees) in every single child given the measles shot.
Vaccination is probably about the most unscientific component of modern medicine. I am supposed to trust public health pronouncements about vaccines, when there is no (or very little) double-blind placebo, independent research of the short-term and long-term consequences of vaccines. No thanks.
Polio might be the only vaccine that I am personally remotely comfortable with.
That being said, years ago some of the IPV polio vaccine was found to contain simian virus 40 (SV-40), which causes brain cancer. You can read about it here:
ANY disease can be deadly if the person who has the disease lives under conditions of poor sanitation, poor nutrition and without proper drinking water, or otherwise has a damaged immune system. If you are interested in reading how vaccines damage the immune systems of children when administered before about the age of 3, see my previous link to Russell Blaylock’s website.
I resisted the HepB vaccine for my kids because they did not engage in any of the risk behaviors. I had the vaccine because I was a nurse.
If a woman gets German Measles when she is pregnant, it is too late to treat the problems the baby will have.
My opinion is that the benefits of the vaccines far outweigh the risks. My hunch is that even with “proper care” the number of complications for the vaccines would be greater than the complications from the vaccines. (I know, my hunches are not scientific. Anecdotal at best.)
“I do not go blindly into these things.”
God bless you...neither do I.
“My opinion is that the benefits of the vaccines far outweigh the risks.”
I highly recommend Dr Russell Blaylock’s website to you.
Anyone who wants to consider risks vs. benefits of vaccines should watch Dr. Sherry Tenpenny’s DVD’s.
How can you explain 1 in 50 children in some states being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders? I know the medical establishment claims better diagnosis, but anyone who has seen seriously autistic children knows that the diagnosis explanation is both ridiculous and unprovable (and where are all the seriously autistic adults whose diagnosis was missed?!!).
BTW: that’s a great screen name!
Also DPW and I would recommend that also, as they are protection against killer diseases...MMR I would not have given to my kids if it had been available..My 4 boys and 1 daughter had all 3 diseases...no side effects. Mumps in children do not cause the same problem it does in adult males. But there were certain things one did when a child got any of those 3 diseases.
Too many vaccines for immature immune systems is stupid..The government tried to force infants to get Hepatitis vaccine until the general public raised a fit...another vaccine not needed for infants..
.I do believe that some of these vaccines the gov't pushes is the result of heavy lobbying by the companies involved..
When I took my daughter in for her smallpox vaccination, the doctor noted she had a slight fever and would not give it at that time...Later he said it was not necessary as smallpox was now unheard of in the USA. That was in the late 60's. But it seems I have read someplace that smallpox is making a comeback in the US and possibility due to lax immigration laws...
Not only do unborn children have a right to be born, they have a right to be born free of the very serious complications of rubella.
I felt that I was protecting my children by having them vaccinated. They have made the same choice for their own children.
We had great sanitation and nutrition when I was growing up but measles, mumps and rubella was still a problem.
“Not only do unborn children have a right to be born, they have a right to be born free of the very serious complications of rubella.”
But unborn children don’t have the “right” to have their mother injected with the non-double blind tested toxic cocktails known as vaccines, any more than they have “right” to demand that their mother play Russian roulette with a fully loaded revolver.
Unborn children DO have the right to expect their mother to take care of their own bodies (nutrition, exercise & rest etc) and avoid injections of thimerosal, squalene, cocaine, aluminum adjuvant, fetal tissue bits, formaldehyde etc. (not all are ingredients of vaccines).
Yes, vaccines work and they are safe. It’s too bad this hysteria is going to make vaccines that much more expensive for everybody else.
“Ya know, you just have to wonder if there is some benefit to having your kid(s) diagnosed with some kind of $yndrome.”
Illness is very profitable for some.
“Yes, vaccines work”
Unfortunately, only for drug companies, vaccine manufacturers, and the medical industrial complex.
“they are safe”
...and yet no doctor has been willing to step forward and accept the challenge to have a body-weight scaled/sized vaccine shot full of thimerosal in exchange for a large sum of cash.
...and yet, if one reads the minutes of the CDC’s Simpsonwood conference (obtained under FOIA), one finds veteran pediatricians privately acknowledging that the thimerosal-autism correlation exists, and that they would never give a thimerosal laden shot to anyone in their family because of the autism risk.
What thimerosal laden shot do they give to other people's children?
Given what I take to be your position that vaccines cause autism, this statement is ironic to say the least.
The study conducted by Wakefield that appeared in Lancet back in 1998 has been thoroughly debunked. It was a small n study (12) and as if that wasn't enough, they fabricated their results.
The "evidence" that individuals use to support the idea that autism is caused by MMR is purely anecdotal. The symptoms typically associated with autism often emerge around the same time that the MMR shot is administered. Thus, although we all know that correlation does not equal causation, people have successfully pushed this notion.
“What thimerosal laden shot do they give to other people’s children?”
The CDC acknowledged, in their internal Simpsonwood meeting minutes back around 2001, that there was a strong correlation between thimerosal in vaccines and autism. Some wanted to hide the correlation. Others made the point that the correlation was too strong to be dismissed and that they wouldn’t allow their own grandchildren to be given the shots.
Interesting question. It is my understanding that thimerosal was removed from vaccines in 2001.
Thimerosal is no longer used as of 2001 correct?
And yet we still have autism.
You have a gaping proof problem.
So sad that juries dole out money in cases like this based on no science at all. No wonder medical care is so expensive.
Polio isn’t deadly?
Hey Petronski, long time no see.
Garbage is an understatement.
Your posts are ignorant. You seem to know very little of medicine particularly or science in general.
Ask these jokers how they account for differences along the autism spectrum (i.e., stereotypic movements disorder; PDD; Asperger)....different levels of non-existent thimerosal in the shot perhaps?
IMHO this is all “Refrigerator Mothers” redux.
Have you ever met an autistic child?
see my post 45 (it was meant for you but I clicked the wrong link)
Can you believe the absolute, blindered, pig-ignorant stupidity this thread represents?
I hadn’t heard of “refrigerator mothers.” You made your points very successfully, and I thank you for posting it.
“Thimerosal is no longer used as of 2001 correct?”
Existing stocks of thimerosal containing vaccines prior to the ban are still in use.
The multi-use vials of flu vaccine still contain mercury.
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