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Court Rules in Favor of Family after MMR Adverse Reaction

picture-59The US Court ruled [July 2008] in favour of this little boy Benjamin Zeller that as a result of the MMR vaccination received on 17 November 2004, Benjamin, suffered persistent, intractable seizures, encephalopathy, and developmental delay. 

“The Court found, as a matter of fact, that Benjamin would not have experienced the seizure disorder and acute encephalopathy or the marked deterioration in neurologic development evidenced by the medical record in this case, but for the administration of the MMR vaccine on 17 November 2004 and the ensuing seizure on 27 November 2004. As such, the law applicable in the Vaccine Program leads the Court to conclude that the vaccination at issue was the cause-in-fact of the injury discussed in the Court’s findings.”

Watch the Video from the Florida Sun Sentinel: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=2973672

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7 Comments

  1. lThis is a big step forward, but not enough people know.

  2. I still dont see the proof here, but for the timing…IDK, Im sorry for the family but I wouldn’t risk my kids getting measles mumps or rubella b/c of this.

  3. damona12

    January 6, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Measles Mumps and Rubella are harmless childhood illnesses. Any real risk is miniscule. 1 in 150 kids get Autism, worry more about that. If I knew someone with measles, I’d run my kid over there to catch it!

  4. In essence, you’re saying you’d rather have your child brain damaged than have him/her catch harmless diseases. I suggest you read more about the diseases before you make that decision. There’s no harm in research, but there is harm in tampering with things the way nature intended. We see it everyday in global warming.

  5. i wish my son had the measles my son can’t walk or talk and has seizure’s at 6 mouth i took my son to get his vaccines and 2 weeks later he started having seizure’s 80 a day.he ‘s 17 now and is the size of a 5 year old. So i will take the measles over vaccines. thanks

  6. I’m so sorry one4eric – that is awful. I hope people read your comment and learn.

  7. thank you paige this is what we are trying to do. We would never discourage a parent from getting there child vaccinated. I am eric’s mom and a nurse so I believe in medicine and preventing any illness we can. However we do encourage parents to be a little more informed before they give consent. The natinional vaccine information center web site offers real unbiasis info. that the drug manufactures and cdc may neglect or elect not to give out. It has a section on which children may be at high risk for having a reaction. It gives true stats. on the number of dealths that occur in children who get the disease v/s children who are at risk and recieve the vaccine and die or are permently disabled from the vaccine. Before a woman makes a decision to have an abortion she recieves all the information on potential side effects and she is offered tons of info on alternatives to this procedure. In the end she agrees to the procedure or not based on the info she is given either way we as a nation have fought for her right to choose. Right now in the state of Co. we still have the right as parents to choose to vaccinate our children or not. The government is working on laws to take that right away from us. We tell our childs story so that you will know that you have a chose but that chose should be yours. That is why people fight to come to our country the right to choose

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