We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

U.S. Officials Concede Vaccines Led To Disorder

Law360 (March 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. health officials have reportedly admitted that vaccines worsened an underlying disorder in a Georgia girl, ultimately resulting in her development of autism.

According to a sealed concession by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services obtained by the Associated Press Wednesday, the government said five vaccines received by Hannah Poling in 2000 aggravated her mitochondrial disorder, resulting in autism-like symptoms.

Hannah and her family should receive payment from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, the government conceded,...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.