Behavioural, not medical
Local Parent Files Lawsuit Against Makers Of Gardasil
Mother Warns Parents Against Vaccine Dangers
April 18, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --
A local mother is suing the makers of Gardasil claiming her daughter
suffered from seizures and got brain damage after getting the vaccination.
Gardasil is the vaccine given to women ages 9 to 26 to vaccinate them against
HPV, a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
Tracy Wolf showed Action 7 News all her daughters' doctor records after getting
the Gardasil vaccine.
Wolf's daughter Alexis has been sick for the past three years with
uncontrollable vomiting and seizures which left her brain damaged.
Wolf said her daughter got a series of Gardasil vaccine injections in 2007 and
2008. Shortly after, Alexis reportedly went from being a happy, honor-roll
student to a completely different person.
Doctors told Wolf Alexis' condition was behavioral, not medical.
"They had put her on psych meds, thinking she was bi-polar or something like
that," said Wolf.
Wolf is convinced that the injections are to blame.
"Our main goal is to get this off the market," said Wolf. "Get this off the
market and get them to stop."
According to Wolf, her daughter needs constant care. She said the refrigerator
is locked because Alexis has urges to eat constantly.
Wolf said her daughter is narcoleptic during the middle of the day and cannot
sleep at night and is in constant pain.
Alexis said she wants to go back to school but cannot.
An Attorney in Kansas City filed a petition in the United States Court of
Federal Claims, seeking damages for the Wolf family.
The vaccine is made by Merck and Company. Action 7 News called the company
numerous times and our calls were not returned.
The vaccine is FDA approved and has been available in the US since 2006.
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