Friday, June 22, 2012

Proof In Court – MMR Causes Autism

Proof In Court – MMR Causes Autism

By D Holt
Natural News:
For many years the stories from devastated parents have been eerily similar. A young, bright child vaccinated with MMR, has minor side effects such as high temperature and being off food, and then develops the debilitating disability of autism.
Whilst the mainstream medical profession deny the link between autism and the triple shot of measles, mumps and rubella, there have been many who have argued to the contrary. Statistics show the increases in autism correlate alarmingly with the introduction and uptake of the MMR vaccine. And Now in an Italian court, there has been a landmark ruling for a child whose parents claim that his autism was triggered by MMR.
The parents of Valentino Bocca have been awarded 112,000 Euro to be paid by the Italian ministry of health. They are now seeking a further 800,000 Euro in a civil case. The story is a tragic one, Valentino, developing normally, was given the shot at 14 months and started to suffer from diarrhea, lost interest in food and within a few days lost the ability to use his spoon.
Worse was soon to come when he began to be restless at night, screaming in pain for hours. It was later found that he was suffering from a painful bowel condition that is common in autistic children. With an adjusted diet of no wheat or milk, he was able to sleep but the autism symptoms continued, and even at the age of nine, he still does not speak.
The case featured three expert witnesses that concurred that “barring preexisting conditions there was a reasonable scientific probability that the MMR jab had triggered Valantino’s condition.” Judge Lucio Ardigo agreed that it was “conclusively established” that Valentino had suffered from an “autistic disorder associated with medium cognitive delay” and his illness, was linked to receiving the shot. The Italian shot has the same ingredients as the one used in the UK and US.
Proof in court of the link between MMR and autism, but will this be denied by the UK and US?
In the US over 5000 families are known to the mainstream media as believing that the MMR shot has triggered autism in their children, and the real figure could be much higher. Court rulings against the MMR include a 90,000 GBP (Great British Pound) payout for brain damage to a boy called Robert Fletcher, and a $1.5 million payout for Hannah Poling who received MMR and six other vaccinations in one day and then developed autism.
It is small comfort to the families of children who have suffered autism as a result of these vaccines, that there may be a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. However, the common belief amongst the established medical profession is that it is better to vaccinate a child than not. The forceful way in which the government in both the US and Europe have pushed for vaccination with MMR, has left many parents believing they have no choice, despite the shot being voluntary. In the case of Valentino Bocca this pro-vaccine propaganda was detrimental to the government’s case.
With this ruling, there is now a legal precedent in Italy that could cause an opening in the floodgates. Many parents will be looking to obtain their rightful compensation against the governments that have conspired in one of the greatest medical cover-ups of all time. A cover-up that has cost careers, the suffering of children and the lives of their parents.
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  1. I just wanted to add my two cents in, for what it's worth. I read about this case a few days ago and I am absolutely 100% certain that this boy's autism was caused by the MMR shot he received. But what I'm afraid of is that everyone will begin thinking that vaccines are the main cause of autism, which I do not believe it is.

    I'm sure there are many children who have been vaccine injured, but not all children who have autism were vaccine injured. There are many different causes of autism: both of my children have autism and I'm certain it's from genetics.

    So while I agree that some children are more susceptible to vaccines, that's not to say that children should not get vaccinated. What science is lacking right now is finding a way to determine which genes make a child likely to have a negative vaccine reaction. What we need is a way to test for that - before vaccines are given - so that more individualized and more science specific health care can be given to each child on a case by case basis.

    So while I'm happy for the family mentioned above in the article and I'm glad a judge listened to them, I'd hate to see this headline begin more wars within the autism community (a community that has enough wars to fight).

  2. Margie,
    Thank you so much for your comment, I agree. Autism is complicated and there is not going to be a single silver bullet that delivers an answer for all children. I guess to me, it's like the Hollywood saying "All Press is Good Press", as long as Autism stays in the news and on the minds(and budgets)of those who do critical research we stand a chance at getting answers, even if the path is lined with controversy.
    Great to hear from you.

  3. It should not be up to the courts to verify science. The courts should verify if there was fraud or any lying by those who would publish findings.