- The Facts: A 19 year old woman has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Merck, alleging that the company misled the FDA, legislators, doctors and moms about the safety and efficacy of its Gardasil vaccine and caused her permanent injuries.
- Reflect On: According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), more than 64,000 reports of adverse events have been reported after people received the Gardasil vaccine. Only one percent of vaccine injuries are reported. Why mandate this vaccine?
What Happened: The national law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman filed a lawsuit on August 19th against pharmaceutical giant, Merck, on behalf of a 19-year old woman who is alleging the company misled the FDA, legislators, doctors and moms about the safety and efficacy of its Gardasil vaccine. According to Children’s Health Defense, “The lawsuit asserts Merck purposely downplayed the risk of Gardasil’s ingredients, including a proprietary aluminum compound (a potent neurotoxin) and secret and potentially hazardous DNA particles.” The plaintiffs name is Julia Balasco, and she is alleging that she suffered and continues to suffer “severe and permanent physical injuries such as an autoimmune disease known as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) after receiving multiple injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil vaccine.”