By Christina England | October 2nd, 2010
Last year the case of Julia, a vaccine injured child, was another fantastic win in the vaccine courts. At that time, Julia was three years old residing in the USA. Her family had won substantial compensation in the US Federal Court for brain damage caused by an injection with the MMR vaccine. However, just like other winning cases before her, the ‘A-word’ was not mentioned. This is fast becoming the tactic to win court cases around the world.
The Child Health Safety website (http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2009…) (obviously the place to be for the truth this week) has the full story. They say:
“What is different about this case? They kept the “autism” word out of the case Many parents in other US cases have been advised to do this:-
CBS News has found that since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in the millions of dollars, to thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. In many … cases, the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the child’s autism spectrum disorder. In each of these cases, the plaintiffs’ attorneys made the same tactical decision made by Bailey Bank’s lawyer, electing to opt out of the highly charged Omnibus Autism Proceedings and argue their autism cases in the regular vaccine court. In many other successful cases, attorneys elected to steer clear of the hot button autism issue altogether and seek recovery instead for the underlying brain damage that caused their client’s autism.”: [Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby Huffington Post 24 Feb 2009]”
At the time, this is what Julia’s mother said about Julia’s case:
“After Julia’s last neuro appointment when her dr said she had signs of autism. I didn’t want that “word” in her records until Julia’s case was decided.
Julia’s diagnosis was “Encephalitis (inflammation of her brain) most likely attributed to the MMR-V (measles, mumps, reubella(sic), chicken pox) vaccine she had received nine days previously.
I do not want this to be misunderstood. She was never formally diagnosed. Do I think that there is a link between vaccines and Autism, absolutely. Is Julia Autistic? I’m not sure.”