Nine-year-old Hannah Polling developed autism as a result of a vaccine
The US federal government has issued a huge out-of-court settlement to the family of a young girl who developed autism that was caused by a “routine vaccination”.
Despite the fact that it’s the largest payout in US history for autism case that’s linked the vaccines, there’s almost a total blackout of the case by the mainstream media.
The landmark ruling, which finally gives definitive proof of a link between autism and vaccines, will see Hannah Polling’s family receive $1.5 million in “hush money” in the first year, plus an additional $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah’s life care.
Experts familiar with cases similar to this believe the compensation could easily amount to at least $20 million over the child’s lifetime.
CBS reports: Hannah was described as normal, happy and precocious in her first 18 months.
Then, in July 2000, she was vaccinated against nine diseases in one doctor’s visit: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenza.
In acknowledging Hannah’s injuries, the government said vaccines aggravated an unknown mitochondrial disorder Hannah had which didn’t “cause” her autism, but “resulted” in it.
It’s unknown how many other children have similar undiagnosed mitochondrial disorders.
All other autism “test cases” have been defeated at trial. Approximately 4,800 are awaiting disposition in federal vaccine court.
Time Magazine summed up the relevance of the Poling case in 2008: “…There’s no denying that the court’s decision to award damages to the Poling family puts a chink — a question mark — in what had been an unqualified defense of vaccine safety with regard to autism.”
“If Hannah Poling had an underlying condition that made her vulnerable to being harmed by vaccines, it stands to reason that other children might also have such vulnerabilities.”
Then-director of the Centers for Disease Control Julie Gerberding (who is now President of Merck Vaccines) stated:
“The government has made absolutely no statement indicating that vaccines are a cause of autism.”
“This does not represent anything other than a very specific situation and a very sad situation as far as the family of the affected child.”