Posts Tagged ‘MMR’

Oral arguments made in Cedillo Omnibus Autism Proceeding mercury and MMR vaccine test case appeal

June 13, 2010

Oral arguments were made in the autism vaccine appeal case of Michelle Cedillo vs. Health and Human Services Thursday at theU.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

The case of Cedillo, a 15-year old girl with autism, was the first test case of more than 5,000 cases in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding. This proceeding was created by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) because of the large number of cases in which parents claim vaccines caused autism in their children. The federal government established the VICP to prevent the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture vaccines from being sued.

The vaccine court ruled against the Cedillos in February 2009 and affirmed the ruling six months later.

Sylvia Chin-Caplan, an attorney for the Cedillos, told after Thursday’s court session the case should go back to court: “I’m hopeful that because the substantive due process so tainted the entire procedure and so tainted the outcome of the case entire case that the appellate court will recognize that and will give us an opportunity by remanding the case.”

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Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson on vaccines, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, treatments for son with autism

May 6, 2010

Second in a three-part series.

Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson is a mother of a child with autism. Like many parents of children with autism, once VanDerHorst-Larson found out her child was diagnosed, she took matters into her own hands and became directly involved in the therapies and treatments for her son.

In 2002, at the age of 19 months, VanDerHorst-Larson’s son Cade was diagnosed with autism. Cade also has Celiac disease and a seizure disorder that occurred following his 15-month vaccinations. VanDerHorst-Larson believes that those vaccinations led to Cade’s autism. He was a healthy baby boy who had reached all of his developmental milestones, but there were dramatic changes in Cade directly after he had his shots for MMR, the flu, and chicken pox, VanDerHorst-Larson says.

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