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Thimerosal Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: MMR, Autism, Mercury Poisoning
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Thimerosal Side Effects May Lead To Autism Lawsuits

Thimerosal | Lawyers, Lawsuits | Side Effects: MMR, Autism, Mercury Poisoning

Thimerosal is the most common preservative that is used in vaccines and biologics that are marketed in the United States. Thimerosal is used to help prevent a vaccine from spoiling, for inactivating bacteria used to formulate several vaccines, and in preventing bacterial contamination of the final product.  Several of the vaccines recommended routinely for children in the United States contain Thimerosal. However, reports have surfaced linking Thimerosal to mercury poisoning in infants often causing autism.

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On July 7, 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued with the US Public Health Service (USPHS) a joint statement alerting clinicians and the public of concern about Thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines. The reason for the warning is that Thimerosal contains related mercury compound called ethyl mercury. Mercury is a toxic metal that can cause immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions.

The Food and Drug Administration suggested that some infants, depending on which vaccines they receive and the timing of those vaccines, may be exposed to levels of ethyl mercury that could build up to exceed one of the federal guidelines established for the intake of methyl mercury. Symptoms of mercury toxicity in young children are extremely similar to those of autism.

This can explain the recent increase in the numbers of children diagnosed with autism since the early 1990's. The numerous amount of children diagnosed with autism seems to directly correlate with the recommendation of both the hepatitis B and HIB vaccine to infants in the early 1990s. Autism is a neurological disorder that is characterized by impairments in language, cognitive and social development.

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Hep B Vaccine With Thimerosal Linked to Developmental Delays in Animal Study

Oct 9, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
The vaccination debate has been a long and controversial one with claims of adverse effects as a result of the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, at the root of the issue. Now, CBS News is writing that a new study conducted with rhesus macaque monkeys and thimerosal-containing hepatitis B vaccination points to some noteworthy physical delays.The study indicates that those monkeys who were vaccinated demonstrated “significant delays in the acquisition of critical survival reflexes"...

Hep B Vaccine With Thimerosal Linked to Developmental Delays in Animal Study

Oct 9, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
The vaccination debate has been a long and controversial one with claims of adverse effects as a result of the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, at the root of the issue. Now, CBS News is writing that a new study conducted with rhesus macaque monkeys and thimerosal-containing hepatitis B vaccination points to some noteworthy physical delays.The study indicates that those monkeys who were vaccinated demonstrated “significant delays in the acquisition of critical survival reflexes"...

Thimerosal Vaccine Lawsuit Can Go Forward, Georgia Supreme Court Says

Oct 8, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
A Georgia couple with an autistic son will be allowed to sue the maker of the vaccine they claim is responsible for the child's disorder.  In an unanimous ruling, the Georgia Supreme Court said that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act, the 1986 federal law that has been used to bar similar lawsuits, does not preempt state law.  This case marks the first time a state appellate court has issued such a ruling in a vaccine injury case.  Marcelo and Carolyn Ferrari...

What the CDC and FDA Don’t Want You to Know About Thimerosal and Autism/Part VII

Jul 3, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
In 2005, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. published a lengthy examination of the history of Eli Lilly´s deadly mercury compound, thimerosal, in vaccines and its decades-long history of suppressed data about dangers to those receiving it.  Following is the seventh in a series from that piece, describing the outcome the 2000 Simpsonwood Conference, in which a group of government scientists and health officials met for a secret, highly-secluded meeting convened by the Centers for Disease Control...

Experts Set to Discuss Autism, Vaccines

Jun 30, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Recently, the parents of nine-year-old Hannah Poling won a government settlement out of a federal fund that compensates those injured by vaccines.  In this case, US officials acknowledged that the immunizations worsened an underlying disorder that led to Hannah’s autism-like symptoms.  The Polings said five simultaneous vaccinations administered in July 2000 led to Hannah's autistic behavior.  Hannah was about 18 months at the time.  Government officials won’t...

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