Zostavax uses a weakened form of the herpes zoster virus—commonly referred to as shingles—in order to activate the immune system
Plaintiffs allege that Zostavax caused even more serious complications, like blindness, hearing loss, paralysis, brain damage, and fatal liver failure.
Merck is currently battling another lawsuit for its mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. In 2010, two former Merck scientists accused the company of manipulating clinical test results to maintain its U.S. monopoly on the MMR vaccine. The court documents allege that Merck noticed in the late 1990s that the vaccine was falling below the 95 percent efficiency requirement necessary to sell the vaccine. Instead of improving the vaccine, Merck allegedly tinkered with the clinical trial results—which the two whistleblowers say they were asked to help carry out.
Many pharmaceutical companies are protected under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which requires that patients file injury claims with the federal government. However, Zostavax is not listed in the act’s injury table, allowing injured patients to file lawsuits in court.
Since the creation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, injured patients have received $3.6 billion. READ MORE…
Three and a half days after Alexander’s first set of vaccines he suffered a debilitating seizure that caused cardiorespiratory arrest and irreversible brain damage – with no possible treatment, or ability to survive. The outcome? An innocent and HEALTHY infant tragically died as a direct result of vaccination. Yet, his doctor denied that vaccines could possibly be the cause of seizures, brain damage and cardiorespiratory arrest – an all too common story told to parents by pediatricians who inject poisonous vaccines into babies for a living. $250,000 Awarded To Parents After Their Healthy Infant Is Killed By Vaccines
A father accused of shaking his baby to death has been exonerated, but not until after he spent 16 years of his life in prison for a crime that didn’t happen.
Zavion Johnson of Sacramento, California, was just 18 years old and the oldest of 7 children at the time that a tragic accident happened. He and his wife were parents of 4 month old Nadia. While he was bathing her in the shower, he dropped his baby and she hit her head on the bathtub. Read more…
A few years ago he received the HPV vaccination which would change his life forever. He was hospitalized for months and received constant therapy to help him in recovery. He had to learn how to walk again and also to do daily tasks differently as he never regained full function of his lungs, neck, and right arm. He had very limited use of his left arm and was attached to a ventalation machine through trachia to receive his daily breath.
Doctors call it a “medication administration error.” During a routine check-up at her pediatrician’s office, 4-month old Aniya was accidentally given the Gardasil 9 vaccine, and she hasn’t been the same since. READ MORE…
On the evening of May 2, Child Protective Services came into the hospital and seized custody of baby Aniya. They accused her of Munchausen by Proxy, or medical child abuse, because of her multiple doctor and hospital visits.
She is accused of giving her baby water or diluting formula with water, as an explanation for the low sodium levels. Anita insists that she has never given her baby water, and she used formula as little as possible, preferring breastmilk, pumped milk, and donor milk.
Greg Abbott is the Governor of Texas. He may be reached at (512) 463-2000 or by contacting him here.
Representative Geanie W. Morrison represents the Vasquez family’s district. She may be reached at (512) 463-0456 or contacted here.
Lois Kolkhort is the Senator for their district. She may be reached at (512) 463-0118 or contacted here.
What was supposed to be a cure for shingles has brought on worse complications. Thousands have attempted to file lawsuits against American pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. for problems associated with their product Zostavax. In an interview with TROFire.com, Troy Bouk, Associate Attorney at the Levin Papantonio law firm, stated that the side effects of the shingles vaccine included meningitis, encephalitis, stroke, palsy, and many others. In a statement to FiercePharma.com, Bern has said that the injuries run “the gamut from contracting shingles as a result of the vaccine all the way to serious personal injuries such as blindness in one eye, individuals who have serious paralysis in their extremities, brain damage, all the way to death.”