“The NVICA (National Vaccine Injury Act), 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.”
— Sherri J. Tenpenny, DO