There is a new Class Action Lawsuit that you might want more information on. I am pasting the information below. Here is the link: http://www.vaccineinjury.org/default.asp
Omnibus Autism Alert March 7, 2008
Hannah Poling is an autistic child with a claim in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding (OAP) in the Vaccine Program. Her case was scheduled to be heard in May of 2008 as a test case on the theory that she was injured by thimerosal-containing vaccines. Surprisingly, the government has now conceded that she was injured by vaccines and has agreed to compensate her for all of her injuries, including her autism. At the present time, the government will not permit the public to explore the details of this concession. However, Dr. Jon Poling, Hannah's father and a adult neurologist, has stated that Hannah has a mitochondrial disorder that was aggravated by vaccines. He has stated that the aggravation resulted in her suffering seizures and autism. Until the government permits the public to access the details of this concession, however, it will be impossible to assess how this concession will affect other cases in the OAP. We will post information on our website as it becomes available.
Potential Autism Clients
CHCC will review only autism cases that meet the following criteria: (1) an MMR was received; (2) the child then regressed; (3) the child has gastrointestinal symptoms; (4) measles virus has been recovered in the blood, gut tissue, or cerebral spinal fluid; and (5) the symptoms after the MMR occurred within the past three years. Please be asssured we will continue to provide instructions (and forms) to persons who wish to file by themselves. However, those persons who still wish to file should be aware that: (1) the deadline to file a claim in the Vaccine Program is, at the latest, three (3) years from the date of the diagnosis and possibly as early as three (3) years from the onset of symptoms; (2) the presence of thimerosal (ethylmercury) in the Hep B, HiB, and/or DTaP vaccines is essential to our theory that these vaccines caused symptoms on the spectrum; (3) manufacturers of these vaccines claim to have stopped using thimerosal in the production of new vaccines beginning in the year 2000; and (4) there is a $250 filing fee required by the United States Court of Federal Claims.
In the United States, vaccinating children against infectious diseases has been one of the most effective public health initiatives ever undertaken. Vaccinations have reduced vaccine-preventable disease by more than 95 percent. But that is not the whole story.
Unfortunately, vaccination programs also carry a human cost. The United States Government acknowledges that "[a] vaccine can have severe side effects, including death or disabling conditions requiring lifetime medical care." 1 These reactions can be "devastating" to affected families. 2 Conditions that may be associated with vaccines include neurological injuries (such as encephalopathy, neuropathy, and transverse myelitis), seizures, and a number of auto-immune disorders (such as Guillan Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and arthritis).
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a vaccination, we may be able to help. We are an alliance of law firms and legal professionals who are committed to helping families in obtaining compensation for the devastating effects of vaccine-related injuries under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
The law firm of Conway, Homer & Chin-Caplan, P.C. specializes in obtaining compensation for persons injured by vaccines.
Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTP, DtaP, Tdap, DT, Td, or TT) Haemophilis influenzae type b (Hib) Hepatitis A (HAV) Hepatitis B (HBV) Trivalent influenza (TIV, LAIV)(given each year during flu season) Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR, MR. M, R) Meningoccal (conjugate & polysaccharide)(MCV4, MPSV4)(meningitis) Polio (IPV, OPV) Pneumococcal conjugate( PCV) (Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, cause bacterial meningitis, deaths, ear infections in children) Rotovirus (RV) varicella (VZV)(chickenpox) Papillomavirus (HPV)(STD, cervical cancer) any combination of above vaccines
Conway, Homer & Chin-Caplan, P.C. presently represents nearly 1200 adults and children, located in all 50 states who have filed for compensation under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Program within the Federal Claims Court.
Since 1988, the firm has represented hundreds of people under the Program, resulting in awards of millions of dollars.
1 United States, General Accounting Office Report, Dec. 22, 1999 p.1.