NEW: Updated govt. numbers on brain injury cases paid in federal vaccine court

  • Through July 19, 2021, the government has paid 1,045 cases of Encephalitis/Encephalopathy and 1,068 cases of Seizure Disorder after vaccination
  • These cases include some autism cases, but the government says it does not track how many
  • To date, more than $4.6 billion has been paid to vaccine-injured children and adults through the federal government’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Please note this not count Covid-19 vaccine cases, which are paid separately. See here for more info.

In 2008, there was a landmark but secret admission.

The Department of Justice (which defends vaccine makers against injury claims in court), and its expert pro-vaccine medical witnesses, secretly acknowledged that vaccines caused autism in the tragic case of 9-year old Hannah Poling; her father, a pediatric neurologist; her mother, a registered nurse and attorney.

Read CDC Info on Vaccines-Autism by clicking here

Poling had been injected with nine childhood vaccine doses in a single doctor’s visit to “catch up” on injections that had been delayed due to illness. 

After the mega-vaccination session, Hannah quickly developed classic autism behavior, her parents documented. Hannah’s mom, Terry Poling, later said “She just deteriorated and never came back.”

In vaccine court, the government offered payment and settled Hannah’s case confidentially rather than allow it to be established as a proven— and potentially devastating— test case. Hannah’s case had been among a group in an omnibus lawsuit designed to settle, once and for all, whether vaccines could cause autism and under what conditions. 

Request benefits for Covid-19 vaccine injuries here (Please note the short deadline of one year from vaccination date)

Had the government not settled the Hannah’s case, it would have remained part of the group lawsuit and served as a proven test case. That would have meant that thousands vaccine-autism claims across the country similar to Hannah’s could be eligible for automatic compensation in vaccine court. Privately, government officials did the math and projected that would quickly bankrupt the compensation trust fund, funded by a fee patients pay on each dose of vaccine.

Read more vaccine-autism studies and reports here

But since Hannah’s case was removed from the group lawsuit and paid confidentially, no parents knew of it. The government had details and documents sealed. The group lawsuit was closed. No other cases were paid. Health officials continued to falsely publicly claim that any notion of a link between vaccines and autism was a debunked conspiracy theory. Parents of autistic children injured by childhood vaccinations were called “nut jobs” and “kooks.”

Meantime, many scientists involved in vaccine-autism research said a lot could be learned if the government would simply do the obvious: study its ready pool of test subjects from vaccine court.

Read affidavit from pro-vaccine govt. expert who says DOJ covered up vaccine-autism link

According to federal officials, in vaccine court: “Certain injuries are presumed to have been caused or aggravated by the vaccine, and are on a table of injuries…. Injury cases not included on the current table also can be compensated if there is sufficient proof that they were caused by the vaccine.”

One could look through all of the court cases of confirmed brain damage after vaccination, reasoned Dr. Bernadine Healy— former head of the National Institutes of Health— identify which cases resulted in the form of brain damage we call “autism,” and try to solve the puzzle of what biological or genetic factors the children may have in common that could make them susceptible to injury.

Vaccine court website here

This way, vulnerable children could be identified in advance and saved. Scientists might be able to develop safer forms, or delivery, of vaccines for them. Dr. Healy told me this scientific work should have begun years before the Poling case. “Unless,” she told me, “there are people who don’t want the answer to the questions.”

But when I contacted federal officials in 2008, they said there was no effort underway to compile this sort of data. 

On May 5, 2008, I asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration a general question: “How many vaccine court cases has the government compensated, been ordered to compensate, and/or agreed to compensate in which a vaccine-injured child ended up with and/or claimed autism and/or autistic symptoms?”

“Some children who have been compensated for vaccine injuries may have shown signs of autism before the decision to compensate, or may ultimately end up with autism or autistic symptoms, but we do not track cases on this basis,” said the officials. 

Current vaccine court cases here

They added, “The government has never compensated, nor has it ever been ordered to compensate, any case based on a determination that autism was actually caused by vaccines. We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.”

And finally, they said, “Over time, we may learn more about patterns of pre-existing conditions and the role vaccines play, if any, in their progression.”

Since government officials were not publicly compiling data on autism cases linked to vaccines, I asked how many brain damage cases overall had been compensated in vaccine court.

From October 1,1988 to March 4, 2008, federal officials said their database showed 611 cases of Encephalitis/Encephalopathy and 711 cases of Seizure Disorders had been compensated in vaccine court.

Thirteen years later, officials still have not issued any public information indicating they’ve used the vaccine court data to try to figure out what pre-existing conditions some children may have that leads them to become sick or die when vaccinated.

I recently asked for an update of the brain injury numbers. 

Read data on vaccine injury claims here

Through July 19, 2021, the agency says it had paid 1,045 cases of Encephalitis/Encephalopathy and 1,068 cases of Seizure Disorder after vaccination.

Public health experts say that the number of vaccine injuries compensated through the special vaccine injury court system is infinitesimal compared to the huge number of vaccines given over the years.

On the other hand, experts point out that vaccine court cases represent only a small fraction of total vaccine injuries, since most parents of vaccine-injured children never file for compensation. Most don’t even know about of the compensation program, according to experts who have investigated awareness.

To date, more than $4.6 billion has been paid as part of compensation for vaccine injuries.

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25 thoughts on “NEW: Updated govt. numbers on brain injury cases paid in federal vaccine court”

  1. Thanks for the article. I am a survivor of the swine flu vaccine. I had seizures and spent 7 months in icu/ hospital . I survived but interesting the CDC grew my spinal fluid samples for 10 years and were to notify us on their findings. They did not. 30 years later . We found out indeed my illness was caused from a faulty swine flu vaccine. I am extremely lucky to be alive . At the time there was a clause written by the government and pharma they would not be responsible for any compensation. Thank goodness that has changed !!! I returned to work a year later after therapy and my body recovered !

    1. What exactly was it in the swine flu vaccine (as a nurse, I’m not familiar with that vaccine) that caused your illness?

  2. This is stunning!
    Not that we didn’t know, but that the government has been lying to us for a very long time.
    Why should we believe them about the Covid Jab?

    1. But the really really really “stunning” thing about it is, Nazis like Fauci, and the others that run the government today, don’t care what we think; suspending our rights in the name of a pandemic, pumping vaccines in everyone and immunity from prosecution is just the beginning of their end game. We have lost the ability to self-govern and the government has ended the practice of securing rights for the governed.

      Welcome to 1984.

      And if it’s true Germans under Nazi Germany could have made a difference to stop Hitler (I’m not entirely sure) by resisting, then we are in their shoes now. If we don’t resist our Nazis, and bring America back to the free principle of “the consent of the governed,” we will be like Germany, and hope someone stops us like the allies did.

  3. This should be criminal. No protection should ever be given to a company that markets ANY product that can cause any type of illness or death.

  4. As you bring this information to light ( i.e., that hardly anyone important is especially concerned about vaccine effects if they are harmful ), the sad reality once again emerges that nothing will be done in response to what you have revealed.

    We have entered a period where technology will go predominantly unchallenged, even if it is harmful The majority of people will not be specialists in a given high-tech field, and will not even understand simplified critiques of the technology. The other group, those who understand and profit from the technology, or who base their power and influence upon it, have no moral interest in discussing problems it may have. This is nowhere more true than in the biological sciences, where knowledge is extremely esoteric. It is in this “scientific” and governmental cadre that religion and morality are most scoffed at. Those people self-identify as “good people”, and that is enough for them. What I have described is a self-reinforcing and runaway condition, where the holders of the knowledge impose their diktats more and more on the basis of “trust us – we know, and you don’t”. Any blunders, such as major miscalculations or oversights on things like long-term vaccine effects, will never come to light, even if reported on. The bulk of society simply will not be able to understand the ramifications. As an example, look at the governors who are being led around by the nose ( in re Covid ) by the anointed “scientists”, while differing, highly qualified viewpoints ( such as those of Nobel laureates in the field ) who are crying aloud in the wilderness, are simply ignored. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. routinely collects and presents dissenting and URGENT medical viewpoints in his Children’s Health Defense Network, and his reward ( that society acquiesces to ), is being banned, search-limited, and otherwise censored and ignored on a wholesale basis. I know you have experienced the same thing.

    So here is where we have slowly arrived at, and where we will be stuck without a major sea change:

    John Adams, observed, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

    If scientists, engineers, and their governmental overseers are not predominantly of a sincere religious-based morality, looking to God for direction and acknowledging true human nature in themselves and others, we will go deep into darkness in all technological areas. The lip service to same that is sometimes virtue-signaled about, is of no value if it does not evoke a deep love of the truth, and it evidently does not do so presently.

    Thank you for your work, which is often a cry in the wilderness as well. .

    -Bryan Glett, organic farmer, Bellefontaine, OH

    1. Not religious myself, but went to Catholic schools and been in a church or two.

      sincere religious-based morality,

      Just my limited experience and a amateur reading of history shows plenty of folks have the outward signs of “sincere religious-based morality,” BUT, none of that on the inside.

      Try understanding people through Solzhenitsyn’s analysis. The line between good and evil runs not between nations, not between people or political parties. The line between good and evil is drawn through each human heart.

  5. Thank you for this important article. My son was part of the Autism omnibus proceedings where the government committed fraud and 5000 children and their families were denied compensation for their lifelong injuries. My son gave up his good health and our family nearly went bankrupt to try to get his immune system healthy again. It is a travesty. Taxpayers have paid billions for the education of those with autism. Studies indicate that 50% of autism families think the vaccines were the culprit. Thank you for keeping this important issue in the public eye.

    1. How so?
      Even doctors and nurses don’t know the problems, their training is vaccines are necessary. Now they do know that training was unquestioning blindness.

  6. I remember those days when Autism was a concern; but the Big Pharma and it’s stooges in the media went on a campaign to malign anyone who tried to open the debate about it; the label “Anti-Vaxxer” was in it’s high point of usage and assaults against them became the norm; accusing anti-vaxxers of murder, practically. They vaxxers were militant and wanted to arrest anyone refusing the vaccines. Nothing much changes as people are easily manipulated into forming into mobs if the influencers can convince them. The media is the most powerful force in America. Because of it we have Mr. Biden sitting in the White House.

  7. Don’t see sources cited; medical researchers to date have NOT found any valid/reliable scientific evidence that vaccines cause autism. The thinking among scientists & physicians now is that it may be something that happens to the fetus in utero, i.e. something that happens to the mom during pregnancy. I’m disappointed in Sharyl Attkisson’s lack of supporting references. Linda, RN MN

    1. Posting the comment but noting that it is untrue and contrary to the bulk of the published science. But this is a common misconception due to a lot of misreporting.

    Thanks for running that update. And so wise to make no mention of MC’s case.

    IMPORTANT – EASY TO OVERLOOK – [even for you and me]

    You are not just reminding people – most today do not know about any of this. They have not forgotten – they just never knew it. So it is news for all of them.

    Many Americans parents today were kids in 2008 [15 years ago] and THEY ALSO DO NOT KNOW AND ARE SURPRISED TO LEARN about what Obama, McCain, Clinton & Clinton said about autism when campaigning then – [see very short quotes below – perfect for you].

    [and the numbers are 3 to 4 times higher today than then – 6.7% of boys in Northern Ireland, 6.2% of boys in England – it will be the same in the US – but unlike the US we have statistics from socialised medicine and an annual census of all schoolchildren [not a survey – every child is counted]:

    Barack Obama on Autism:
    Campaign Trail, Pennsylvania
    April, 2008
    “We’ve seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it’s connected to the vaccines. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it.”

    Hillary Clinton on Autism:
    Campaign Questionnaire
    Feb. 2008
    “Yes, (autism is epidemic). I am committed to make investments to find the causes of autism, including possible environmental causes like vaccines.”

    John McCain on Autism:
    Campaign Trail, Texas
    March, 2008
    “It’s indisputable that autism is on the rise amongst children, the question is what’s causing it. And we go back and forth, and there’s strong evidence that indicates that it’s got to do with a preservative in vaccines.”

    CDC Director Dr. Gerberding on CNN
    March 29, 2008
    “If a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines, and (is) predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage.”

    “Some of these symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.”

    “I think we have to have an open mind about this.”

    Poling Concession #1
    Nov 9, 2007
    – “Medical personnel at the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation of HHS have conducted a thorough review and concluded that compensation is appropriate.”

    – “The vaccinations Hannah received significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder, which predisposed her to deficits in cellular energy metabolism, and manifested as a regressive encephalopathy with features of autism spectrum disorder.”

    Poling Concession #2
    February 21, 2008
    Amended report from Dr. Zimmerman:
    “The cause for regressive encephalopathy at age 19 months was underlying mitochondrial dysfunction, exacerbated by vaccine-induced fever and immune stimulation that exceeded metabolic reserves.”

    Epilepsy was “part of the same pathogenesis that led to autistic encephalopathy.”


    Bill Clinton on Autism:
    Campaign Trail, Oregon
    May, 2008
    “You do not want to bring your children into the world where we go on with the number of children who are born with autism tripling every 20 years, and nobody knows why,”

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