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In an article by Jake Aryeh Marcus, upon which I was so glad to find, she details how a landmark ruling supports a vaccine injured child.

And I quote, “In a sealed November 2007 Report leaked to the public, the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (DVIC), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), concluded that vaccinations led to autism in Hannah Poling, now nine years old, of Georgia. Specifically, the DVIC held that:

‘[T]he facts of this case meet the statutory criteria for demonstrating that the vaccinations [the] child 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.’

Subsequent to the report leak, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a statement on March 3, 2008 stating that it “has maintained and continues to maintain the position that vaccines do not cause autism, and has never concluded in any case that autism was caused by vaccination.”

Hannah Poling’s claim has moved to the phase in which the amount of compensation is to be determined.

Ms. Marcus states the DVIC Report identified five vaccines- DTaP, Hib, MMR, Varivax, and IPV- as casual factors in the cascade of illnesses ultimately resulting in Hannah Poling’s autism spectrum disorder.

For more information regarding this case please see CNN and Autism Vox.

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