May 27, 2009

Contradictory Rulings in the Vaccine Court

[An alternate version of this piece was written in response to an article in Utah Stories.]

Many have cited three cases in which The Health and Human Service's vaccine court ruled out vaccines as a cause of a child's autism, but don't mention the 10 cases (discovered by CBS News) that were won in that court by children with autism.

Three of those 10 families have gone public, The Polings, The Banks and The Hiatts.

The Poling case is the only one that received mainstream media coverage.

Only ten days after we heard that the court said MMR doesn't cause autism, we heard that the same court said that MMR caused Baily Banks autism.

"In his conclusion, Special Master Abell wrote:

The Court found that Bailey's ADEM was both caused-in-fact and proximately caused by his vaccination. It is well-understood that the vaccination at issue can cause ADEM, and the Court found, based upon a full reading and hearing of the pertinent facts in this case, that it did actually cause the ADEM. Furthermore, Bailey's ADEM was severe enough to cause lasting, residual damage, and retarded his developmental progress, which fits under the generalized heading of Pervasive Developmental Delay, or PDD. The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine, and that this chain of causation was not too remote, but was rather a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay.

And he added this:

Petitioner's theory of PDD caused by vaccine-related ADEM causally connects the vaccination and the ultimate injury, and does so by explaining a logical sequence of cause and effect showing that the vaccination was the ultimate reason for the injury.

Shouldn't we be shouting a collective, "WHAT?!" to The Department of Health and Human Services for their contradictory positions?

Here is the thing, when the Department of Health and Human Services puts the Department of Health and Human Services on trial, and the Department of Health and Human Services wins, that is not news. When they put themselves on trial and loose, as in the Poling, Banks and Hiatt cases THAT IS NEWS!

THOSE are the cases we should be demanding answers from the government on.

The Poling family has requested that their daughters case files can be made public so everyone can know the reasoning behind HHS's decision, but HHS isn't sharing any of their insight into WHY Hanna deserves a million 20 million bucks for her vaccine injury.

So let's not boil this debate down to scientist v. tv stars. There are MANY in the scientific and public health community who believe that vaccines are involved in the autism epidemic.

And apparently HHS itself does too because it keeps paying claims for autistic kids.

Please take a moment and check out the VICP's vaccine injury table for yourself. You will note that "encephalopathy" is listed as a compensated injury for DTaP and MMR.

Then scroll down to the middle of the page and look at the symptoms of encephalopathy for 18 month olds:

1. Loss of eye contact
2. Unresponsive to stimuli except for loud shouts
3. Seems disconnected from the world around him

THAT is a description of a child with "autism".

THAT was a description of MY son after his DTaP shot for which he was diagnosed with "autism".

The government has ruled that vaccines do and do not cause autism. Are You ok with that solid, definitive, case closed argument?

I REALLY hope not.

It is time for HHS to make the Poling documents public, and to answer to the public for their untenable, illogical position.


navi said...

The pernicious effect of vaccines is really a serious matter of concern. Objective studies need to be done in this matter. There seems to be lobbying by the 'vaccine-mafia' or Allopathic medicines mafia antagonistic to such researches. But voice must be raised. May be Homeopathy is the solution. But again objective studies have to be done to find the actual efficacy of Homeopathic claims.

M.J. said...

I have not seen that much information concerning the case of the Hiatts. Have any of the records from the case released as was the case in the Poling and Banks cases?

Ginger Taylor said...

The Hiatts have not released any documents.

I have interviewed Misty Hiatt, but have not written the article on it.

M.J. said...

Is there anything that you can say about the path to autism in this case - was it like the Poling case where there were mito issues or like the Banks case were the problem was ADEM?

If you would rather not go into it or were going to write about it and didn't want to spoil it thats fine too. I am just curious because I haven't run across that many people who know much the case.

Ginger Taylor said...

Well the interesting thing is that Madison was not diagnosed with ADEM and was never even tested for mitochondrial dysfunction.

She was diagnosed with autism, then her parents took her to an autism specialist who said, "this is vaccine encepalopathy", they filed a claim and were paid.

M.J. said...

That is interesting. Thanks for the information and I hope you a chance to write your article on Misty Hiatt soon because I am interested in reading it.

Ed Butt said...

A long time since I was here Ginger but as there is another push to make MMR compulsory here in the UK I am linking to your articles again.

You're assured of support from my blogs.
The Daily Stirrer

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