Americans should learn about the U.S. National Vaccine Injury Act before rolling up their children's sleeves.
"The NVICA, a 'no-fault' compensation system, was passed in 1986 to shield the pharmaceutical industry from civil litigation due to problems associated with vaccines. Under the law, families of vaccine-injured persons are required to file a petition which may be heard by a Special Master in the vaccine court. Successful claims are paid from a Trust Fund that is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, with Justice Department attorneys acting as the legal representatives of the Fund. Sadly, it has been reported that less than 25% of those who qualify for a hearing actually receive compensation.
"Processing a claim through the vaccine court can take up to 10 years, and in the end, no blame or culpability is assigned. In the mean time, the heartbreak continues, medical bills pile up and the daily potential for more children to be harmed goes on due to government protection of products that are believed to be the 'sterling backbones' of our country's public health policy.
"Who can parents and vaccine-injured adults hold accountable for injuries caused by vaccines? The system is designed so that no one -- neither a person nor an entity -- can be tagged with accountability: Not the vaccine manufacturer; not the doctor who recommended the vaccines nor the person who administered them; not the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices members (ACIP) who added the vaccine to the pediatric schedule; not the IOM members (Institute of Medicine) who perpetuate the mantra 'vaccines are safe and effective' and stonewall opportunities for change and improvement. No one is to blame, that is, except the 'defective child' who could not tolerate the immunological onslaught caused by the vaccines."
-- Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Accountability in the case of vaccines is legally nullified by the U.S. Government. Any American attempting to litigate against any member of the vaccine industry will have to fight against a team of attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice, who will endeavor to ensure that the lawsuit fails. American tax dollars are paying them to ensure that justice is not served. The U.S. Department of Justice has officially advertised for these attorney positions on-line. The public posting disappeared immediately after we reported this story, but we had the forethought to keep a copy.
Here are a few excerpts from that D.O.J. job offering page.
"About the Office: The Civil Division, Torts Branch, is seeking an experienced attorney for a position in the Office of Vaccine Litigation. Trial attorneys in the Vaccine Litigation Group represent the interests of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in all cases filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. The cases involve claims of injury as a result of the receipt of certain vaccines.
"Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The position offers a unique experience in public service. The legal and medical issues at stake in each case vary greatly. Attorneys in the section independently manage heavy case loads, and while streamlined procedures are utilized, cases frequently involve complex liability and damages issues. The position involves significant trial practice. Vaccine staff attorneys are obliged to ensure that the Vaccine Trust Fund, from which damage awards are paid, is protected and, where eligibility criteria are met, that fair compensation is distributed to those whom Congress has intended. Attorneys appear frequently before the Office of Special Masters in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and also appear before the judges of the Court, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit when handling appeals."
The lawyers are salaried up to $133,543 by the Federal Government (using U.S. tax dollars) to make certain that children with disorders, such as autism, never get the assistance that they need, in order to protect the mythology of vaccines. The U.S. Department of Justice described its job of protecting the pharmaceutical industry from child victims as a "public service". Meanwhile, the well-protected pharmaceutical industry is expected to continue making record profits on a yearly basis, and to be the biggest contributor to politicians.