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PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION: A Loss of Identity in Vaccine Court

Most Americans would be surprised to discover there’s something called “Vaccine Court,” established under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, passed by a democratic Congress (spear-headed by former Congressman Henry Waxman), and signed into law by President Reagan. “The Act” as it’s become known removes liability from pharmaceutical companies for any injuries or deaths caused by the vaccines they produce, and if a child dies as a result of a vaccine injury, the loss is capped at $250,000. Think about that. Your beloved child. A quarter of a million dollars. The Vaccine Court also differs in many substantial ways from a typical court. It only allows discovery of pharmaceutical company documents with the permission of the courts. Normally, there is essentially unlimited discovery in most product liability cases. In addition, if you win your case, the findings are generally sealed. What that means in practice is if you come along alleging the same sort of damage as somebody who just won their case, the judges will look at you with an expression that says, “Hey, I’ve never heard of a case like this before!”  Read more.....

 

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