Autism Case Goes To Court

If won, this case could pave the way for thousands of others but right now the family who filed suit is only concerned about their daughters well being.

A hearing is now underway, examining a possible link between childhood vaccinations and autism. A family claims their daughter was not always severely autistic. They say after getting a measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine she came down with a fever and was never the same. The girl has been severely autistic since.

Doctors claim a preservative used in kids vaccines weakened her immune system and kept her from fighting off the measles virus, leaving her with autism. Vaccine maker, Phrma disagrees and says studies have been done and there is no significant proof.

This is the first autism case to be taken up in federal court.


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  • by Janet Location: CA on Mar 13, 2008 at 04:01 AM
    My grandson has autism. His mom believes the chickenpox vaccination triggered it. The TACA website says 1 in 150 children in this country are affected. The government will most likely be unable, and unwilling, to remedy the aftermath. The care costs will devastate most families. I am broken hearted that perhaps my grandson was robbed of a normal life by the questionable safety of required vaccinations. Hope the vaccine fund gets enough to pull some of these families out of the pit they are now in.
  • by Cheryl Location: NY on Mar 10, 2008 at 06:20 PM
    My daughter has autism and I believe that her vaccines are responsible.
  • by Lisa Location: Oregon on Jun 13, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    I'm glad this case made it to several court. This isn't the first time this has happened!! If this makes big headlines, hopefully more parents will start researching what they put in their children's bodies.
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