Family to Receive $1.5M+ in Vaccine-Autism Court Award

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vaccineCBS NEWS– The first court award in a vaccine-autism claim is a big one. CBS News has learned the family of Hannah Poling will receive more than $1.5 million dollars for her life care; lost earnings; and pain and suffering for the first year alone.

In addition to the first year, the family will receive more than $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah’s care. Those familiar with the case believe the compensation could easily amount to $20 million over the child’s lifetime.

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 influenzae.

Afterward, her health declined rapidly. She developed high fevers, stopped eating, didn’t respond when spoken to, began showing signs of autism, and began having screaming fits. In 2002, Hannah’s parents filed an autism claim in federal vaccine court. Five years later, the government settled the case before trial and had it sealed. It’s taken more than two years for both sides to agree on how much Hannah will be compensated for her injuries.

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One thought on “Family to Receive $1.5M+ in Vaccine-Autism Court Award

  1. I understand your itnitnoens of identifying all of the special needs schools/classes but its a little misleading in that the way it comes across to me is that people have a choice as to what educational enviormoment their children are able to access.These classes are generally not Autism Specific and children are placed in these classes based on a needs basis. An austism diagnosis of any variety plays no part on selection for entry to a special needs class or school, however the classes generally have a decent number of kids with ASD that fit the needs basis criteria based on an assessment by a DECS psychologist.In short DECS decide if your child can attend these schools.

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