Court Rules that Vaccine is not linked to Cause of Autism


A special vaccine court recently ruled against parents seeking compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. It was estimated that more than 5,000 claims were filed by parents and caregivers seeking compensation for damages related to Autism that were allegedly caused by Thimerosal-containing vaccine. The court concluded that the scientific evidence overwhelmingly did not support the claims of the parents on behalf of their children. Litigation on related issues continue. Nonetheless, the ruling in this case was a disappointment to families seeking compensation for injuries that, according to the families, their attorneys, and expert witnesses, were related to vaccines.

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