In the United States, you can’t sue a pharmaceutical company due to a vaccine injury. But now in the EU, you can consider a vaccine to be the cause of an illness, at least if you are a Doctor. The bold ruling came down today via the Court of Justice.
According to CNN.
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link.
The EU’s highest court said that if the development of a disease is timely to the person’s receiving a vaccine, if the person was previously health with a lack of history of the disease in their family and if a significant number of disease cases are reported among people receiving a certain vaccine, this may serve as enough proof.The ruling stemmed from the case of a French man known as J.W. who was vaccinated against hepatitis B in 1998 and developed multiple sclerosis a year later. Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord. The disease scars nerve tissue and causes a range of symptoms, from vision problems to paralysis. J.W. died in 2011.
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Critics were quick to respond to it all saying that this means there is “no proof necessary to blame a vaccine.” But that’s not what the ruling is saying, it is essentially treating a vaccine the same as any other variable that may or may not exist in relationship with an illness. Nothing more, nothing less.