May 28, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL — Boca Raton father, Ben Zeller, says his son, Ben, Jr., was a normal 11-month-old when he received the Measles, Mump and Rubella shot in November of 2004.
Within days, he had a complete febral seizure.
“This was a reaction to the MMR shot, there is no doubt in my mind,” Zeller said.
Zeller was one of the first to prove his case in the Federal Vaccine Court. Last July, the court ruled his son would not have experienced the seizure if it weren’t for the MMR vaccine.
“We have thousands of cases and we can show all vaccines are causing the exact same problem,” said Dr. Andrew Moulden, a Canadian physician gathering evidence to support a class action lawsuit.
Moulden is spending the next week in South Florida interviewing families like the Zeller’s.
“To stop this from going on, we have to go to the courts,” Moulden said. “They won’t stop doing this until we hold them fiscally responsible.”
Moulden has gathered more than five thousand images of children’s faces taken before and after the MMR vaccine to help prove his case.
The photos highlight children’s eyes turning in and out as well as the corner of their mouth dropping.
“These are classic signs of a stroke and clearly a direct result of vaccines,” Moulden said.
Still, many doctors and Health Departments say shots are not only safe but needed.
“It prevents death and disability from 14 childhood diseases so it is very important to give vaccines to keep kids healthy,” said Deborah Hogan with the Florida Department of Health.
Moulden disagrees and says the proof is in the pictures.
“It’s time for them to listen,” he said.
Dr. Moulden is asking all families who believe their child may have had an adverse reaction to the vaccine to send him pictures before and after.