Vaccine Court Decision: SIDS

The 1986 National Vaccine Injury Act created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Cases of vaccine injury and death are heard in this “Vaccine Court,” which is a no-fault, no-discovery, no-judge, no-jury system. The vaccine manufacturers don’t have to appear or hand over any information. Even when the verdict finds that the vaccine most likely caused the injury or death and  compensation is awarded, no changes are made to vaccine design or vaccine administration. The scientific evidence that led to the verdict is not sent to anyone or any agency that is responsible for making changes to prevent a similar injury or death from happening.

This must change.

We post this in honor of baby J.B., with sincere condolences to his parents.

In the United States Court of Federal Claims


Filed: July 10, 2017


“In this case, I have concluded, after review of the evidence, that it is more likely than not that the vaccines played a substantial causal role in the death of J.B. without the effect of which he would not have died. The role of inflammatory cytokines as neuro-modulators in the infant medulla has been well described and is likely the reason for a significant number of SIDS deaths occurring in conjunction with mild infection. I have concluded that it is more likely than not that the vaccine-stimulated cytokines had the same effect in this vulnerable infant during sleep.”

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