Skip to comments.Old (2008) - Lawyers Filing Suit - Gardasil Has Suspected Link To Paralysis, Brain Damage & Death
Posted on 09/17/2011 10:49:16 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen
Immediately following it's FDA approval, Merck went on a nationwide campaign to make the vaccine mandatory, actively urging legislatures in all 50 states to pass laws requiring all school aged girls to be treated with the drug. Following heaving criticism from the media and other organizations, Merck dropped the push for state mandates in February 2006, instead concentrating on major ad campaigns urging the general female population to obtain the vaccine in order to prevent cervical cancer. Texas was the only state to pass laws mandating the vaccine before Merck withdrew it's efforts.
Under the federal law passed in the late 1980s, victims of vaccines may file a claim under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, but cannot sue the pharmaceutical company. Last year, the government added HPV to a list of vaccines, including polio, hepatitis and measles, granted immunity from suit. A New York Post analysis of adverse event reports filed through April 30 of 2008 found that about 20 percent of such reports followed injections of Gardasil.
If victims prove a vaccine likely caused injuries, the program pays a maximum $250,000 for death. The average payment for injury has been $1 million.
Dr. John Iskander, the CDC's acting director for immunization safety, says that the CDC has investigated 10 of the reported deaths and has found no conclusive evidence linking the vaccine. He went on to state that "although it is sad that young, healthy young women die for no apparent reason" there was no conclusive evidence that Gardasil had created the adverse reactions experienced by the dead women, or those suffering from seizures, paralysis and brain damage. The only common side effect of the vaccine, according Dr. Iskander, is fainting.
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This is a very old article - from long before this campaign started - but well worth the read now.
IMHO, the anecdotal report that Bachmann cited will wind up being supported by the facts down the road.
"Crazy" Bachmann will wind up being proven correct.
Perry always has a fallback career opportunity working as a lobbyist if he is not elected President.
According to a statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics following the media uproar after Bachmanns comments, they recommend that girls receive [the] HPV vaccine around age 11 or 12. Thats because this is the age at which the vaccine produces the best immune response in the body, and because its important to protect girls well before the onset of sexual activity.
That recommendation was echoed by the CDC and American Academy of Family Physicians....
“The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement. Since the vaccine has been introduced, more than 35 million doses have been administered, and it has an excellent safety record.”
The other day I read an article that they pushed it on India and after x amount of deaths India stopped giving the shot.
My niece’s daughter has to make routine visits to a local children’s hospital for a heart problem.
They have met mothers who have daughters who were extremly ill after taking Gardisil.
The one Mom says that her daughter went from a girl full of life to a brain addled zombie.
I am sure that doesn’t happen to the majority, but those people are out there.
It should never be mandated until people know the effects that come farther down the road.
>>The other day I read an article that they pushed it on India and after x amount of deaths India stopped giving the shot.<<
Is John Edwards the lead attorney? Lawyers making claims against the medical works is a poor measure of truth.
When I look up Gardasill.....many attorneys advertising!!!!
By next week, there'll be 1000 more!!
I know a young lady who never had a headache in her life. Shortly afer taking gardasil she started having severe headaches...
Conversely, lawyers representing Merck are the picture of honesty.
The same stories are out there about polio and measles vacines. Any medicine will have bad effects for a tiny minority of patients should they also be banned. How many horror stories of girls diing of cervical cancer will come forward. Perry was wrong to try what he did and he has admitted so. People should decide if that is a big enough issue not to support him.
As a mom of a teen girl, I did a lot of searching on this. I have a minor in immunology too. I decided there was enough personal testimony to keep her out of this. The Perry bots will shoot this down, but I would rather err on the side of safety with my daughter. She will not get HPV without exposure to it. I say this after watching a dear friends daughter go through cervical cancer.
Sheesh, this country was founded by folks who were upset about housing British soldiers and paying taxes without representation...what's a little medical injection forced into your body by the government?
Sorry all this BS is due to Perry’s action to bring comprehensive Tort reform. All the Ambulance chaser, and PI whores are hurting. The ABA knows that if Perry gets in Office their gravey train is going to be limited.
From Texans for Lawsuit reform:
Perry’s Leadership Seen In Passage of Omnibus Tort Reform Bill & TWIA ReformsGovernor Rick Perry’s leadership was critical to the passage of HB 274, the Omnibus Tort Reform Bill of 2011, and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Reform Bill. The Governor is rightly known as the strongest pro-tort reform governor in the nation.
Governor Perry’s commitment to lawsuit reform and a fair and predictable civil justice system has been strong throughout his time in public office:
» Perry backed reforms in 1999 to prevent the repetition of abuses that allowed former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales, who served time in federal prison, to award $3 billion in fees to a few trial lawyers.
» Perry provided leadership in the passage of the comprehensive 2003 reforms that curbed abuses in numerous areas of litigation, including medical liability and class actions, and made improvements in other areas of the law, including venue and appeals bonds.
» Medical liability reforms passed in 2003 continue to bring new doctors to Texas, assuring that Texans have access to doctors and health care in communities across the state. Institutional savings from medical liability insurance costs totals $100 million annually. This has been invested in a wide range of new health programs, from diabetes prevention clinics to electronic records.
» Perry worked for the landmark reforms in 2005 that curtailed abusive asbestos and silica lawsuits, which the Wall Street Journal called “The Great Asbestos Scam,” and which a federal judge referred to as “lawsuits manufactured for money.”
» Perry supported a critical lawsuit reform in 2007 that closed a loophole in state venue law that had created an avalanche of abusive lawsuits against the dredging industry; those lawsuits were threatening Texas’ critical maritime industry.
» Perry consistently appoints exemplary judges to Texas courts who are honest, competent and conservative. Lawsuit reform encourages business growth and expan- sion, strengthens productivity and increases innovation. The lawsuit reforms that Gov. Perry has championed have played a key role in job growth and boosting the state’s overall economy. Recent economic news continues to demonstrate that the Texas economy is the strongest in the nation.
» In June, USA Today reported that 262,000 new jobs had been created in Texas, “or half the USA’s 562,000 payroll gains.” Payroll growth was 2.9% in Texas while the national growth rate remained at 0.4%.
I’LL TAKE PERRY’S HARD WORK OVER BACHMANNS “CRAZY” SHENANIGANS ANY DAY.
BTW WHAT REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUES HAS BACHMANN EVER MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE.
oF course who do you think is pushing the lies.
And they REALLY hate PERRY. Tort reform, ya know.
Using an EO in this was so wrong. It shows a character flaw, the same one Obama has for issung EO’s.
If Perry belived in this so much, he should have taken it to the legislature and sold it to them.
If it passed, it passed, if it didn’t, the people spoke.
It tells me that he wasn’t willing to do that. There was no big rush here.
This is the kind of governance we don’t want.
This is just one issue with Perry. His snarky little “sound of their name” BS at the debate over the Dream Act was unacceptable. Whether he gets it or not, illegal immigration and pro La Raza stance is not a popular one with the people. I find it unacceptable too.
In a national race, two arguments are taken away running against Obama.
The use of Executive Orders, and illegal pandering amnesty.
Gone, just like that.
All those well educated illegals endorse Perry.
Tort reform? I didn’t know democrats supported tort reform.
“His snarky little sound of their name BS at the debate over the Dream Act was unacceptable.”
Exactly, he was painting his critics as racists because they want to enforce immigration law.
Apparently Perry is like Obama in selective enforcement of the law.
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