Hannah Poling
Vaccine autism Court awards

[2010 Sept] Autism Speaks Mangles the Poling Decision: NYT Blog Adds Insult By J.B. Handley   “This message pertains specifically to Alison Singer. Every once in a while something is sent to me that really just burns me up. There is NOTHING more irritating than people who pretend that they have some sort of inside information that makes what they say meaningful on a topic. You, Alison Singer, appear to be one of those people…at least when it comes to my daughter, Hannah Poling. While you may feel that your daughter was destined to be autistic, I would never pretend to know the first thing about why your daughter has the issues that she does. And you would do well to stop acting as though you have ANY credible knowledge about my child.
Nothing makes you look more like a puppet on a string than to spill out the garbage about Hannah having an encephalopathy PRIOR to the July 19, 2000 vaccines. The ONLY person ever saying that has been PAUL OFFIT, your employer. And, this is only his wishful thinking. Paul needs to use his MD to practice medicine. I think he forgot and thinks it stands for marketing director.”

[2010 Sept] Family to Receive $1.5M in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award

Jon Poling Corrects Paul Offit Again, This Time in the NEJM

[May 2008] Autism theory gains support  For a decade, the government, public- health experts and medical groups have said there is no credible scientific evidence - none - that vaccines cause autism. Then came Hannah Poling, a 9-year-old from Athens, Ga. A federal program created to compensate vaccine-injury victims conceded that her autism is linked, albeit indirectly, to immunizations she received as a toddler. Hannah's case, made public by her parents in March, is unusual and circumstantial, yet it is building mainstream support for a notion long considered dangerously misguided: There may be subgroups of children who should not be vaccinated - or at least, they should get fewer shots over a longer period.


[Feb 2008] The Vaccine-Autism Court Document Every American Should Read by David Kirby

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - Now What? After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.
......In its written concession, the government said the child had a pre-existing mitochondrial disorder that was "aggravated" by her shots, and which ultimately resulted in an ASD diagnosis.
"The vaccinations received on July 19, 2000, significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder," the concession says, "which predisposed her to deficits in cellular energy metabolism, and manifested as a regressive encephalopathy with features of ASD."

Dr Offit versus Dr Poling
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 09, 2008
In a previous blog, I mentioned the fact that in the interview with Kathryn Ryan, Dr Paul Offit dismissed Hannah Poling's autism following the administration of multiple vaccines as irrelevant. He did so, by the fallacy of authority, as in the insinuation of "I'm a vaccine expert, I've looked at the issues, and they are a load of rubbish". Yet again, he's been caught with his pants down.  Read Full Blog