This is one of many reasons that people should be educated on vaccines and pumping things into your body that you have no idea what is in it or how your body will react to it. In a settlement this year, a family of an infant who suffered severe brain injury, encephalopathy and other health problems due to a severe reaction to the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine will be receiving $101 million.
According to attorneys Maglio, Christopher & Toale, who settled for the family:
O.R.* was a one-year-old healthy baby girl who was already walking and climbing. On February 13, 2013, she received vaccinations for Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis A, Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib), Prevnar (pneumonia), and Varicella (chickenpox). That evening, the mother noticed baby O.R. was irritable and feverish. After a call to the pediatrician, the doctor advised Mom to give her Tylenol and Benadryl. The fever continued for several days and on the evening before the baby’s scheduled pediatrician visit, O.R. began having severe seizures. She was rushed to the emergency room. Baby O.R. went into cardiac and respiratory arrest and doctors placed her on a ventilator.
The $101 million-dollar settlement will pay for the child’s constant high-level medical care for the rest of her life. The family received a lump sum of $1 million dollars to cover the immediate costs of medical bills and expenses. The rest will be paid out through an annuity over the child’s lifetime.
You can read the text of the settlement here.
The attorney went on to state:
The family received a lump sum of $1 million dollars to cover the immediate costs of medical bills and expenses from when the injury first happened. The rest will be paid out through an annuity over the child’s lifetime. The attorneys’ fees and costs are paid by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program separately from the money awarded to the child. You can download a copy of this vaccine injury case here.
“Thankfully, this family reached out to our vaccine injury team and we were able to help them,” says attorney Diana Stadelnikas.
“Vaccine injury cases are medically and legally complex; I cannot stress enough how important it is to work with an attorney who has experience representing injured families in the Vaccine Program to successfully navigate the complexities,” urges Stadelnikas. “The outcome here was a result of hard work, devotion and the collaborative efforts of our experienced team.”
Finally, if you are wondering who end up paying when these things occur, Erin Elizabeth provides some shocking information.
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) that went into effect in 1988 stipulated that vaccine manufacturers cannot be held liable for injuries or deaths that occur from use of their vaccines which are recommended for every child in America by the Centers for Disease Control. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) or “vaccine court” created with this Act is not a court at all but actually a consumer-funded government claims program that uses special masters, employees of Health and Human Services (HHS), rather than judges to make decisions on compensation to victims. The vaccine manufacturers are defended by government-funded, Department of Justice lawyers. The petitioners on the other hand, while suffering from and paying for their or their child’s injuries, become embroiled in a litigious system where cases, according to the U.S. Government Accounting Office, are known to drag on for years.
Vaccine makers are in a win-win position that no other industry in America enjoys. While profits go to vaccine companies, the monetary amounts awarded to the vaccine-injured from “vaccine court” are paid for by consumers. As vaccine makers aren’t held accountable for unsafe products intended for children, there’s no incentive for them to ensure the vaccines they manufacture are safe.If the numbers from VAERS and HHS are correct – only 1% of vaccine injuries are reported and only 1/3 of the petitions are compensated – then up to 99% of vaccine injuries go unreported…
The total awards distributed to vaccine injury victims are updated monthly by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Since 1988, over 19,178 petitions have been filed to HHS. Over that 30-year time period, 17,079 petitions have been adjudicated, with 5,928 of those determined to be compensable (approximately 30%), while 11,151 were dismissed. Total compensation paid for by consumers over the life of the program is over $3.8 billion. This amount does not cover the cost of the program itself, nor for the HHS and DOJ employees who defend the vaccine products. As astronomical as the monetary awards are, they’re even more alarming considering HHS claims that only an estimated 1% of vaccine injuries are even reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). If the numbers from VAERS and HHS are correct – only 1% of vaccine injuries are reported and only 1/3 of the petitions are compensated – then up to 99% of vaccine injuries go unreported and the families of the vast majority of people injured by vaccines are picking up the costs, once again, for vaccine maker’s flawed products.
It’s really important that parents do their homework when it comes to vaccines. Those who do, usually discover the risks far outweigh any alleged benefits. Do you really want to take a chance like this with your healthy little ones?
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