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    Family rec. $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award

    This is interesting.

    I am not an anti-vaxxer, and never believed the stories about vaccines causing autism.

    Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award

    The first court award in a vaccine-autism claim is a big one. CBS News has learned the family of Hannah Poling will receive more than $1.5 million dollars for her life care; lost earnings; and pain and suffering for the first year alone.

    In addition to the first year, the family will receive more than $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah's care. Those familiar with the case believe the compensation could easily amount to $20 million over the child's lifetime.

    Hannah was described as normal, happy and precocious in her first 18 months.

    Then, in July 2000, she was vaccinated against nine diseases in one doctor's visit: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenzae.

    Afterward, her health declined rapidly. She developed high fevers, stopped eating, didn't respond when spoken to, began showing signs of autism, and began having screaming fits. In 2002, Hannah's parents filed an autism claim in federal vaccine court. Five years later, the government settled the case before trial and had it sealed. It's taken more than two years for both sides to agree on how much Hannah will be compensated for her injuries.
    In acknowledging Hannah's injuries, the government said vaccines aggravated an unknown mitochondrial disorder Hannah had which didn't "cause" her autism, but "resulted" in it. It's unknown how many other children have similar undiagnosed mitochondrial disorder. All other autism "test cases" have been defeated at trial. Approximately 4,800 are awaiting disposition in federal vaccine court.

    PS this is from 2010 but I never heard anything about it in the news till today (someone posted it on facbook)

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    mitochondrial DNA is affected by multiple things. Maybe something she was allergic to in the vaccines was just the icing on the cake? Not to mention 18 mos-2 years is when symptoms start showing up. If an underlying disease is known or recognized and there is a family history of disorders, some parents find it prudent to wait to vaccinate which is fine. Just as long as they do vaccinate healthy children. ( we delay them ourselves but still get the required CDC vaccinations)
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