STOP PRESS: – Breaking News – Yet another win – 9 year old Hannah Poling – 21 Sept 2010 – US Government In US$20 million Legal Settlement For Vaccine Caused Autism Case
STOP PRESS: – The 4 year old girl this story is about has now been formally diagnosed with an autistic spectrum condition: See PDD-NOS – Friday, August 27, 2010
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 child’s autism spectrum disorder. In each of these cases, the plaintiffs’ attorneys made the same tactical decision made by Bailey Bank’s 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 client’s autism.”: [Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby Huffington Post 24 Feb 2009]
Julia’s Mom emphasises Julia has no formal diagnosis of autism and says:-
after Julia’s last neuro appointment when her dr said she had signs of autism. I didn’t want that “word” in her records until Julia’s case was decided.
Julia’s 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? I’m not sure.“
Data from formal peer refereed medical papers show vaccines caused autism in Japanese children. The number developing autism rose and fell in direct proportion to the number of children vaccinated each year: [click here for full details Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism]
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Data from the UK’s General Practice Research Database supports the Japanese data and shows that with each major change in the UK childhood vaccination programme the rates of childhood autism has increased significantly: British & Japanese Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism
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The current UK rate of children with autistic conditions is 1 in 64. The rate in boys is 1 in 40. Prior to 1988 which saw the first of several major changes to the UK childhood vaccination programmes the rate of childhood autism was running at between 1 and 4 in 10,000. Childhood autism is also known as “typical” or “Kanner” autism.
Research showing Autistic Spectrum Conditions can result from brain injury caused by encephalopathy (a degenerative disease of the brain) can be found HERE. 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]
Julia’s 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”
If this is what compensation means for Julia’s 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.
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 Julia’s shows [and which took 9 years to achieve a decision]:-
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. And how many cases are just not filed? No one publicly knows for sure.
Before drug companies came up with the triple MMR vaccine rubella vaccine was of no benefit to a child especially boys and especially compared to the risks. Mumps vaccine was expressly not recommended for children.
So why are we giving them? It is time all parents started asking the simple questions – like that one.
And who said so?
The British Medical Association, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the UK’s Ministry of Defence:
“Since mumps and its complications are very rarely serious there is little indication for the routine use of mumps vaccine”: British National Formulary (’BNF’) 1985 and 1986
The BNF is a joint publication of the BMA and RPSGB.
Freedom of Information documents show the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Ministry of Defence agreed as early as 1974 that:-
“there was no need to introduce routine vaccination against mumps” because “complications from the disease were rare” JCVI minutes 11 Dec 1974.
It is unethical to give a child unnecessary medical treatment and can be a criminal offence: Appleton v Garrett (1995) 34 BMLR 23.
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 See also: Government Risks Male Sterility As Mumps Vaccine Fails]
Today it is your kid. Tomorrow it is you.
New Report Forecasts More Than Doubling of Vaccine Sales by 2013 – MarketWatch Jun 11, 2009 – Kalorama News Release
Kids’ vaccine market set to quadruple – Drug Researcher – By Anna Lewcock 20-Nov-2007
[by her Mom]
Julia was born a healthy baby on 12-28-05. She was a delight to her family and friends.
On January 5th, 2007, one week after her 1st birthday, our family’s lives changed forever. Julia (unknowingly to her family) had been seizing in her crib most of the night, was transported to the nearest ER for stabilization, and then airlifted to Miami Children’s hospital, where she stayed in PICU and the neurology ward for close to one month.
Her diagnosis? Encephalitis (inflammation of her brain) most likely attributed to the MMR-V (measles, mumps, reubella, chicken pox) vaccine she had received nine days previously. When Julia left the hospital, she was functioning at a two month level. She was (and in some respects still is) globally delayed and with significant left sided hemiplegia.
It has been over two years since her MMR-V induced encephalitis, and Julia has come a long way, but has a very long way to go. Julia lives with her brother, Jack who is six and so understanding of her. She also lives with her mom, Susan. Her father recently moved out of state following her parent’s divorce. Julia and her family are hanging in there and hope you enjoy her blog! Go Julia!
[Posted by Julia's Mom - 12 June 2009]
JULIA WON HER LAWSUIT WITH THE VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM! THE GOVERNMENT CONCEDED!
This means that they agreed that the MMR vaccine caused her encephalitis and resultant brain damage (I mean Marvelous Mind – right Howard!!).
This is such a huge, huge, huge help for Julia and my family. The government will reimburse all of her past medical expenses (to her, not to us, which I find a little odd, but OK!) and will pay for all future medical expenses that she incurs from her vaccine injury. I will update as I find out more.
Her attorney (Ron Homer and/or Kevin Conway) will be flying out here this summer to evaluate her and her needs with a “life planner” to try to determine what her needs will be. This is HUGE! HUGE! The VICP rarely concedes…..almost never……but they did for her! AMAZING!
Another funny thing to go along with this…..I had just the day before changed my ringtone on my phone to “Its the end of the world as we know it….and I feel fine” trying to find a positive ringtone – accepting the loss of the world as i knew it before she got sick, before my divorce, before i lost my house, and moving forward – and being fine with it….AND NOW – ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS I KNOW IT – AND I REALLY FEEL FINE! SHE has HELP!!!!! Our struggle is going to be lessened!!!!