Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism

Reported in The Huffington Post
Are vaccines causing autism?

The Huffington Post reports that two distinct cases of autism related to immunization have been compensated collectively for over $2,000,000. Millions of dollars are to be placed in annuities to help with expenses over the life of the children who developed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) after their measles-mumps-rubella vaccinations. Both children developed encephalopathy which is characterized by speech delay and global developmental delay.

The trial between the children’s parents and the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which has come to be known as “vaccine court,” heard evidence that the children developed rash-like skin reactions and neurological problems in the autism spectrum. In vaccine court, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) acts as the defendant and Justice Department attorneys act as their counsel. Fighting the federal government is quite difficult and one of the parents whose fight lasted over five years said, “”I don’t understand why they fought so hard. We had the evidence: the EEG, the MRI, everything was consistent with encephalopathy, post-vaccination. How can government attorneys claim what our doctors said happened, didn’t happen? …She has seizure problems and autoimmune issues… And it’s a constant fight when you have a vaccine-injured child. It’s not just the disability, it’s the ignorance. The hatred from the medical community towards families like ours is intense.”

While it is paying out on claims of autism caused by vaccinations, the HHS has never concluded in any case that autism was caused by vaccination.

These are complex, compelling cases, and it is strongly recommended that you read the full one page story at the Huffington Post.