Victims of vaccine damage can sue manufacturers in the US

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Original here:  https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/victims-of-vaccine-damage-can-sue-manufacturers-in-the-us/

Victims of vaccine damage can sue manufacturers in the US

It’s happening now…

by Jon Rappoport

May 7, 2017

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Major media aren’t giving this story the coverage it deserves. I certainly am. 

Short question: Can a person sue a US vaccine manufacturer?

Short answer: Under certain conditions, yes.

Note: I’m not framing this article as professional legal advice. I’m reporting what I’ve been able to dig up on a very explosive issue so far. I’ve communicated with two lawyers and a law professor. I’ve been pointed to an important passage on a federal web page.

Right now, lawyers and their clients are suing Merck, the manufacturer, for injuries incurred from Merck’s shingles vaccine, Zostavax.

Among the claimed injuries: contracting shingles; blindness in one eye; partial paralysis; brain damage; death.

One of the plaintiffs’ attorneys told me he has already filed two cases in California. Each case has 50 plaintiffs. He states he has 5000 clients waiting in the wings. There are other attorneys with other plaintiffs.

But wait. Isn’t there a federal law that bars people from suing vaccine manufacturers?

Isn’t that law the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Injury Act? Doesn’t it demand that people go to a special federal “vaccine tribunal/court” and plead for compensation from the government?

Aren’t vaccine manufacturers shielded from liability for causing injury?

Well, it turns out there are exceptions to the rule.

Adult vaccines are not part of the 1986 federal law.

The law shielding vaccine companies only applies to childhood vaccines.

The Merck shingles vaccine is only for adults.

The special federal “vaccine tribunal/court” is established as part of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This is where parents who claim their children were injured by vaccines must go, to ask for compensation from the government—not from vaccine manufacturers.

But on a web page of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, under “Health Resources and Services Administration,” we see “Frequently Asked Questions.” And we read this rather opaque statement:

“In order for a category of vaccines to be covered, the category of vaccines must be recommended for routine administration to children by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…” [Note: On this clumsy FAQ web page, you have to click on “View Answer” under the following question to see it: “If a new vaccine product is licensed, what needs to occur before the vaccine will be covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?”]

What does “covered” mean? It means “covered exclusively by the federal compensation program.” It means a parent who believes her child has been injured by a vaccine goes to the special federal “court.” The vaccine must be FOR CHILDREN. However, an adult seeking compensation for vaccine injury, FROM AN ADULT VACCCINE, would, with a lawyer, argue his case in ordinary state or federal court. That adult would sue the vaccine manufacturer.

This message from the federal government is clear. The ban against suing vaccine manufacturers only applies to vaccines recommended for children (and pregnant women). The ban does not apply to adult vaccines.

CONTINUES HERE: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/victims-of-vaccine-damage-can-sue-manufacturers-in-the-us/

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Shingles Vaccine Dangers Exposed In FDA Letter to Merck

Original here: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/shingles-vaccine-dangers-exposed-fda-letter-merck

by Anne Dachel

The CDC claims the shingles vaccine is safe, but a letter the FDA wote to Merck paints a different picture.

I recently wrote about the news of a suit against Merck over damage from the shingles vaccine.  There are claims of serious side effects, including death associated with this vaccine.

The Zostavax vaccine is recommended for every adult “fifty years of age and older” in the Merck TV ad, yet the CDC says people 60 years of age or older should get shingles vaccine.” [1]

On the CDC website it also states that the shingles vaccine is safe. “No serious problems have been identified with shingles vaccine.”

Despite the CDC claim that the shingles vaccine carries no real risks, the FDA wrote to Merck in February 2016 telling them to add, Eye Disorders: necrotizing retinitis (patients on immunosuppressive therapy)’ to their product information.’ [2]

 

KP Stoller, a physician in San Francisco and author of the book, Incurable Me (Skyhorse 2016), is a strong critic of the current vaccine program because of its lack of safety science and oversight. He has coined the word Adversonomics to describe this neglected area of vacinology. I asked him about the safety of this vaccine.

 

Q. Dr. Stoller, what concerns do you have about the way this vaccine is being sold to the public, especially with regard to what Merck says about it in their product information sheet? [3]

 

A. There is ZERO credible safety data on “vaccines” [defined as (adjuvants etc. + antigen)] when there are no saline vs. vaccine comparisons have been done. Vaccines are not tested for safety against a saline placebo, they are tested against a solution that contains all the adjuvants, metals, DNA, and other toxins etc. but just minus the infectious disease antigen itself – in this case the varicella virus. So, the safety data and adverse event data Merck cites in their package insert does not have a lot of meaning.

 

It would be the same as if Monsanto tested RoundUp for safety and compared it not to water but to RoundUp sans Glyphosate (the reported active ingredient). Even without Glyphosate, RoundUp is very toxic… one of the ingredients is 10,000 times more toxic than Glyphosate itself. Would comparing those two substances RoundUp with Glyphosate vs RoundUp without Glyphosate be a fair comparison for safety purposes?

Yet that is exactly what the vaccine manufacturers are allowed to pass off as an adequate safety comparison. RoundUp without Glyphosate isn’t anymore a placebo than the varicella vaccine without the varicella.

 

Q. What is the connection between the live virus chicken pox vaccine, now universally recommended for every child, and shingles in the adult population, which Merck claims will affect one in three adults in their lifetime.?

A. It has been two decades since the USA implemented Universal Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccination. And we now know a whole lot more information about what this program has caused because what happened when children are no longer circulating wild Chicken pox virus (varicella or VZV) in the population is that adults who once had VZV as children but were unable to eradicate the virus completely from their bodies are no longer exposed to the wild virus and their own immunity drops.

When these adults lose their immunity to the virus, it comes out of its hiding places (the body’s dorsal-root ganglia) and that adult develops herpes zoster (HZ).  Before VZV vaccination there were about 4 million cases per year and 1 million cases of HZ. Fifty children would die each year from complications (90 people die each year from lightening sticks just as a point of reference).

Now, initially the vaccine was found to be very effective but that was because not everyone was vaccinated so those that were vaccinated kept getting their vaccine induced immunity boosted by the wild virus just like the adults were keeping the HZ at bay for the same reason. Ten years after its introduction the efficacy of the vaccine had dropped to less than 60%, because there were almost no unvaccinated kids circulating the wild virus. At the same time HZ cases among adults went up 90%.

Big Pharma’s ever ready answer was to vaccinate the adults to replace the natural immune boosting presence of circulating wild virus.

The cost of vaccinating adults with a VZV vaccine to achieve protection close to that which occurs naturally when VZV incidence could cost as much as $40 billion dollars – that is a lot a chicken scratch to Big Pharma for a vaccine that wasn’t really needed in the first place.

Continues here: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/shingles-vaccine-dangers-exposed-fda-letter-merck

Zostavax patients sue Merck, claiming shingles shot caused injuries and death [multiple links]

Zostavax patients sue Merck, claiming shingles shot caused injuries and death
http://www.fiercepharma.com/vaccines/merck-targeted-zostavax-injury-suits
by Eric Sagonowsky | Mar 14, 2017 11:09am
EXCERPT:
Merck & Co. could have a growing Zostavax problem on its hands. After several plaintiffs filed lawsuits claiming the drugmaker’s shingles vaccine caused serious injury and death, attorneys say more cases are on the way.

Merck faces a handful of cases in Pennsylvania alleging that shingles vaccine Zostavax caused serious injuries.

Plaintiffs have sued in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania alleging that Merck’s Zostavax—used to prevent shingles, the painful complication of varicella infection—caused serious side effects, including death.

“I think Merck has failed terribly … to warn about the very serious side effects and the failure of the vaccine to do what they claim it does,” attorney Marc Bern told FiercePharma.

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Zostavax Lawsuit
https://www.schmidtlaw.com/zostavax-lawsuit/

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Zostavax Lawsuit News: Litigation Over Shingles Vaccine Growing in Pennsylvania Courts
http://www.rxinjuryhelp.com/news/2017/03/13/zostavax-lawsuit-news-litigation-over-shingles-vaccine-growing-in-pennsylvania-courts/
Published on March 13, 2017
EXCERPT
According to the Legal Intelligencer, a number of Zostavax lawsuit plaintiffs who have filed in Pennsylvania are residents of other states. However, Merck & Co. manufactures the vaccine in West Point, Pennsylvania. Filings have been on the increase since the FDA asked the company to add more side effect information to the Zostavax label regarding eye injuries and infections.

The currently pending Zostavax cases involve a variety of injuries, ranging from rashes and seizures to severe outbreaks of chickenpox. One of the lawsuits even alleges that a patient died from liver failure allegedly caused by the shingles vaccine.

Attorneys interviewed by The Legal Intelligencer said they anticipated more Zostavax lawsuit filings in the near future.

“We are preparing to file many cases … in the court of common pleas and we will be seeking a mass tort status,” one lawyer said.

Generally, mass tort programs involve lawsuits that allege a common injury. Zostavax plaintiffs broadly appear to suffer from neurological injuries, which could make the litigation a candidate for centralization. Whether or not a mass tort is established to handle Zostavax lawsuits will depend upon the science behind the claims.
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RELATED:

The Full Story About Zostavax, The Shingles Vaccine
https://thehillnews.net/news/The-Full-Story-about-Zostavax,-the-Shingles-Vaccine/

EXCERPT:
Historically, shingles was usually diagnosed in those who were elderly, immunocompromised, had insulin dependent diabetes or were taking drugs such as steroids, chemotherapy or biologics. After the widespread use of the chickenpox vaccine the last 12 years, very little wild varicella virus remains in circulation. Adults who had chickenpox as kids maintain their long-term immunity by being re-exposed children and grandchildren who have this 7-day itchy infection. Without the re-exposure, adult immunity wanes and the horrors of what Dr. Gary Goldman tried to expose in his book, The Chickenpox Vaccine: A New Epidemic of Disease and Corruption has become a reality. Goldman predicted that more than 50 million adults – in the U.S. alone – will experience shingles in their lifetime. But instead of stopping mass chickenpox vaccination program, the FDA approved a new vaccine for adults in 2006 called Zostavax, developed to prevent shingles. We are now creating vaccines to address a problem caused by a vaccine.

Seniors beware!

If you are given both injections at the same time at your doctor’s appointment, this is what will be injected into your body.

Shingles shot contains:

  • Viral Particles: At least 19,400 PFU (plaque forming units) –14 timesmore viral particles than in the chickenpox vaccine
  • Animal cells:
    • Pig: porcine gelatin– 15.58mg – known to cause anaphylaxis and food allergies
    • Cow: bovine serum – known to cause anaphylaxis and food allergies
    • Aborted Human cells: MRC-5 cells
    • Antibiotic: Neomycin
    • Chemical: sodium chloride (table salt) – 4.0 mg
    • Chemical: MSG, 0.62mg
    • Chemical: sodium phosphate dibasic, 0.57mg
    • Chemical: potassium phosphate monobasic, 0.10mg
    • Chemical: potassium chloride, 0.10 mg
    • Chemical: sucrose, 31.16 mg
  • Flu shot – ex: Regular Fluzone  (Fluzone HighDose is given to some seniors; it does not have mercury)
    • Viral particles: 45 mcg
    • Animal cells:
    • Residual egg protein
    • Pig: porcine gelatin 5 mg
    • Chemical: sodium phosphate
    • Chemical: Formaldehyde, 75 mcg
    • Chemical: Octylphenol ethooxylate, (Triton X-100), 75 mcg
    • Chemical: Thimerosal –mercury – 12.5mcg to 25 mcg per dose

Are you willing to put this into your system for less than a 50:50 chance of avoiding the shingles?

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