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Controversy Over Vaccines and Autism Continues

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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This past February, the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC handed down decisions in three test cases concerning childhood vaccinations and Autism. Their ruling was that vaccines, specifically the MMR vaccine and any vaccine with Mercury-based Thimerosal as a preservative, do not cause autism. The decision came after nearly ten years of debate and accusations between parents of autistic children and the makers of the childhood vaccines parents believed caused their children’s autism.

There is less than medical certainty as to the causes of Autism and the dangers of certain vaccines. Many conclusions are yielded from data and studies that are limited in their scope, depth, and population.

Everybody can and should agree that Autism is a very real medical challenge that parents have to deal with every single day. Hopefully, medical studies and research will continue to try to find the cause or causes of Autism and some form of treatments and improved therapies for Autism.

Find out more about this story at Why Does the Vaccine/Autism Controversy Live On?</a