Posts Tagged "vaccine autism link"

Thousands of families sue over Vaccine link to Autism

Posted on Oct 25, 2008 in Autism, Heavy Metals

The U.S. Court of Claims is hearing a series of arguments from parents who charge that vaccines gave their children autism. The claims court is considering arguments from 4,900 parents who say that the vaccines produced autism or neurological problems in their previously normal, healthy children. While the disorder normally develops before the age of three, many of the parents claim that their older children only developed the condition after being vaccinated. In order to deal with the large number of claims, the court’s Office of Special Masters ordered lawyers for the families to...

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Judge Rules Product Liability Suit Pre-empted by Federal Vaccine Act

Posted on Sep 9, 2008 in Autism, Heavy Metals

From Law.com A Philadelphia judge has ruled that a federal law governing the liability of pharmaceutical companies for drug vaccines pre-empts state tort claims of design defect and failure to warn in the products liability case of an 11-year-old boy who has autism. In an apparent case of first impression, Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Arnold L. New wrote an Aug. 27 opinion required under Pennsylvania Rule of Appellate Procedure 1925 to affirm his decision to grant summary judgment in favor of pharmaceutical defendants Aventis Pasteur Inc., Merck & Co. Inc. and Wyeth in Wright v....

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Charges Dropped Against Doctor in Case of Autistic Boys's Death (with Commentary)

Posted on Jun 18, 2008 in Autism, Heavy Metals

From www.mercola.com Criminal charges have been dropped against a doctor accused of causing the death of a 5-year-old autistic boy. Dr. Roy Kerry was using chelation therapy on Abubakar Tariq Nadama in 2005. Chelation is an approved treatment for acute heavy metal poisoning; some believe it is a promising treatment for autism, but the FDA and CDC do not agree. The CDC claimed that the boy was given a synthetic amino acid called Disodium EDTA instead of Calcium Disodium EDTA. Kerry’s attorney, Al Lindsay, denied that the use of the drug was an incorrect choice, that it was administered...

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Autism Mercury Link – What Causes Autism?

Posted on Jun 17, 2008 in Autism, Heavy Metals

Is there an Autism Mercury Vaccine Link? Watch the Videos and YOU Decide! A coverup for a cause of Autism? RFK Jr. explans how ingredient in vaccines may have contributed to spread TRANSCRIPT updated 6:15 p.m. ET, Wed., June. 22, 2005 Six out of every 1,000 kids has autism, and nobody knows exactly why. But guest Robert F. Kennedy Jr., said in an interview on the ‘Scarborough Country’ program on Tuesday that part of the blame needs to fall on the government.¬† It has to do with a drug called Thimerosal. Kennedy Jr., a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Counsel, and...

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A healthy objection? More parents shun vaccines for their kids, and experts are worried

Posted on Jun 17, 2008 in Autism, Heavy Metals

By Sandra G. Boodman The Washington Post In public health circles, they are known as “exempters” – parents who for reasons of faith or philosophy choose not to immunize their children against diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Some exempters claim that childhood vaccines contain unnatural or harmful ingredients. Others say they regard vaccination as a “dark force” that conflicts with their belief in a benevolent deity. Others are members of a religion that bars invasive procedures. Regardless of the reason, the ranks of parents exercising nonmedical exemptions to...

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