healthimpactnews.com / By JESSICA BOEHM, Cronkite News / May 13, 2015
Health Impact News Editor Comments
Jessica Boehm of Cronkite News has written another article about a family’s struggle with vaccine injury justice. This family lost their son, who died after receiving the Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccines.
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The United States is currently the only country where its citizens cannot sue pharmaceutical companies for damages due to vaccines. These companies have been granted legal immunity, and one has to sue the federal government in a special “Vaccine Court” to try and get a piece of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, which is funded by taxpayer’s taxes paid on the purchase of vaccines.
In this story, one family tried to sue Merck for the death of their child after the MMR vaccine. The special vaccine court, funded via taxpayers, had already awarded a settlement of $250,000.00, conceding that the vaccine caused the death.