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Rulings in cases testing MMR/thimerosal-autism link

US Court of Federal Claims

Mead v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 03-215V  

Special Master Campbell-Smith

Decision Filed: 3/12/10

Decision: ...the undersigned finds that petitioners are not entitled to Program compensation on either the proposed general theory of causation or the specific theory of causation proposed in William Meadís case.

Complete decision available at: http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Campbell-Smith Mead Autism Decision.pdf

King v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 03-584V 

Special Master Hastings

Decision Filed: 3/12/10

Decision: ...I find that the petitioners have failed to demonstrate that thimerosal-containing vaccines can contribute to the causation of autism. I further conclude that while Jordan King has tragically suffered from autism, the petitioners have also failed to demonstrate that his vaccinations played any role at all in causing that condition.

Complete decision available at: http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Hastings.King Decision.pdf

Dwyer v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 03-1202V 

Special Master Vowell

Decision Filed: 3/12/10

Decision: ...petitioners have failed to establish by preponderant evidence that Colinís condition was caused or significantly aggravated by TCVs. They failed to demonstrate either that the mercury component of TCVs can cause ASD or that it did so in Colinís case. None of the causation hypotheses advanced were reliable as medical or scientific theories.

Complete decision available at: http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Vowell.Dwyer.FINAL.pdf

Snyder v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 01-162V

Judge Sweeney

Decision Filed: 8/11/09

Decision: <insert text when available>

Complete decision available at: http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/SWEENEY.Snyder.081109.pdf

Cedillo v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 98-916V

Judge Wheeler

Decision Filed: 8/6/09

Decision: ...[T]he Court finds that Petitionersí arguments linking Michelle Cedilloís injuries to thimerosal and the MMR vaccine are without merit.
Accordingly, the Court affirms the Special Masterís February 12, 2009 decision.

Complete decision available at: http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Cedillo_Opinion_Order.pdf

Cedillo v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 98-916V

Special Master Hastings

Decision Filed: 2/12/09

Decision: I conclude that the petitioners have not demonstrated that they are entitled to an award on Michelleís behalf.

Complete decision available at: ftp://autism.uscfc.uscourts.gov/autism/vaccine/Hastings-Cedillo.pdf

Hazlehurst v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 03-654V

Special Master Campbell-Smith

Decision Filed: 2/12/09

Decision: ...[T]he undersigned finds that petitioners are not entitled to Program compensation on either the proposed general theory of causation or the specific theory of causation proposed in this case.

Complete decision available at:
ftp://autism.uscfc.uscourts.gov/autism/vaccine/Campbell-Smith%20Hazlehurst%20Decision.pdf

Ruling on Petitionersí Motion to Strike Certain Evidence from Dr. Stephen A. Bustin

Special Master Campbell-Smith

Decision Filed: 2/12/09

Decision: the undersigned DENIES petitionersí motion to strike.

Complete decision available at:
ftp://autism.uscfc.uscourts.gov/autism/vaccine/Campbell-Smith%20Hazlehurst%20Ruling.pdf
 

Snyder v. Secretary of Health and Human Services Case No. 01-162V

Special Master Vowell

Decision Filed: 2/12/09

Decision: I hold that petitioners have failed to establish by preponderant evidence that Coltenís condition was caused or significantly aggravated by a vaccine or any component thereof.

Complete decision available at:
ftp://autism.uscfc.uscourts.gov/autism/vaccine/Vowell.Snyder.pdf
 


The decisions, along with separate background information on the autism proceedings and the Vaccine Program, are available on the courtís web-page at www.uscfc.uscourts.gov
 

This page was last updated on February 12, 2014

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