Friday, March 07, 2008

Autism Vaccine Settlement

The parents of nine-year old Hannah Poling, daughter of a Georgia couple, speak out about the government's admission of responsibility for their daughter's vaccine-linked autism, and have agreed to pay an as yet undisclosed settlement amount to compensate the Poling's for their family's pain and suffering as a result. The CDC is calling the case an anomaly, not an outcome to be experienced by the majority of children receiving vaccines. What should be a reasonable settlement for these types of cases? What are the ethical issues facing parents fearing an autism-link to vaccines in the decision to vaccinate or not?

See the entire CNN article here.

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