Family win 18 year fight over MMR damage to son: £90,000 payout is first since concerns over vaccine surfaced
By Martin Delgado
Last updated at 11:35 PM on 28th August 2010
A mother whose son suffered severe brain damage after he was given the controversial MMR vaccine as a baby has been awarded £90,000 compensation.
The judgment is the first of its kind to be revealed since concerns were raised about the safety of the triple jab.
Robert Fletcher, 18, is unable to talk, stand unaided or feed himself.
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“Details of successful claims involving vaccine-damaged children are seldom publicised because the Department of Health is thought to be anxious not to encourage a rush of applications.”
Well, thank you for your concern Department of Death … er ..oops, I mean Health. How stupid of me, what a silly Freudian Slip to make in this sensitive case. Anyway, yes, the Department of Health. A’hem.
“The Department for Work and Pensions, which administers the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, said: ‘We do not hold any information on how many awards have been MMR-related.”
“His work has since been discredited [work exposing dangers of MMR] and earlier this year Dr Wakefield, who has moved to America, was struck off the medical register after the General Medical Council ruled that he had acted against the interests of patients and ‘failed in his duties as a responsible consultant’.”
Don’t know about this yet. I suspect another case of the Medical Mafia hounding some poor soul out of the country for daring to actually do their job – improving the health of patients.
‘We would stress that this decision is fact-specific and it should not be seen as a precedent for any other case.’In particular, it has no relevance to the issue… as to whether there is a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.’
What a ridiculous statement. It is obviously a precedent and it obviously does show a link between MMR and health damage.
‘But although a causal link has been established in law in this instance, exhaustive scientific research has failed to establish any link between MMR and brain damage.
‘This case should not make parents feel any different about the safety of the vaccine.’
What the ?! And after all that ? You’re joking right ?
The Department of Health said: ‘This decision reflects the opinion of a tribunal on the specific facts of the case and they were clear that it should not be seen as a precedent for any other case.
‘The safety of MMR has been endorsed through numerous studies in many countries.’
So the Department of Death, oh CRAP. I keep on doing that. I mean the Department of HEALTH obviously. It has to roll out it’s little piece of shit like some Mafia thugs protecting their patch. What a disgrace.
Ok, enough of the vitriol.
All the best to Robert Fletcher, his mother Jackie and his Father. Thank you to them for sticking this out for so long. Every little bit helps and this is a big bit ! Thanks !