Sotomayor Sympathetic to Florida Vaccine Suit

October 29, 2010 16 comments

In verbal arguments in a vaccine case earlier this week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor seemed least inclined to rule that federal law pre-empts state lawsuits for design defects in vaccines, according to one press account.

Sotomayor isn’t always so sympathetic.

Sotomayor appeared most sympathetic to arguments advanced by lawyer David Frederick, who has developed something of a specialty arguing against federal pre-emption in the Supreme Court, the National Law Journal reports.

He, once again, opposed pre-emption in the vaccine case, Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, arguing that a federal law creating a special vaccine court does not pre-empt state design-defect suits against vaccine manufacturers. Frederick’s clients had first sought…

Paying For the Poor’s Flu Shots

October 21, 2010 4 comments

According to a study conducted by Dr. Byung-Kwang Yoo of the University of Rochester Medical Center, physicians are being paid more money to administer necessary vaccinations to children of less wealthy families. According to the survey, the number of poor children receiving the annual flu shot could see a 1 percent increase for every additional dollar provided to doctors via the Government.

While Medicaid is taking care of these young children, reimbursement rates are really the discussion on hand here. The reimbursement rates provided to doctors vary from state to state. Colorado is around $2 while Hawaii is almost at $18. The nationwide average is set at $9.

A young child gets her annual flu shot paid for.

What do you guys think? Should poor children be allowed to get the flu shot every year? Is this system backwards? Leave your comments below.

Side Effects of Vaccines Causing Lawsuits

October 14, 2010 7 comments

The Supreme Court met this week to discuss the current issues that the health industry is seeing with lawsuits against the side effects of some medicines and vaccines. According to reports, there are a few families claiming that certain vaccinations given to their child during infancy has caused health problems for their children later in life.

The members of the Supreme Court.

The allegations are being further investigated as the Supreme Court needs to find a way to not allow this to harm the health industry as a whole. The industry, which is a major component to the overall success of the economy must not be shut or slowed down in order to continue to allow the economy to recover. Without the revenue generated from the health industry, this country would be even worse off, which is pretty difficult to fathom.

To date, the vaccine court has paid out more than $1.9 billion to more than 2,500 people who have made similar claims. The big issue here is not just researching financial solutions to this, but to also understand what may be causing these side effects. That’s most important here.

Alternative Press added this to the ongoing discussion:

According to the lawsuit, Hannah Bruesewitz was a healthy infant until she received the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine in April 1992. Within hours of getting the DPT shot, the third in a series of five, the baby suffered a series of debilitating seizures. Now a teenager, Hannah suffers from residual seizure disorder, the suit says.

It seems like these allegations are legit.

While these lawsuits may suffice today, you can rest assured that Orlando Vaccine and Passport Health have never had any reports of side effects or long-term negative effects. Our vaccines are safe and beneficial to everybody.

The Importance of the Meningitis Vaccine

October 7, 2010 78 comments

There are only a few diseases that quickly strike and can leave their victim deaf, brain-damaged, or even deaf within a mere 24 hours. However, meningitis is the rare yet deadly disease that can do just that. The bacterial form infects somewhere between 1,000 and 2,600 Americans every year, but can easily be resisted through a single vaccination.

A diagram of Meningitis and the brain.

Because the disease is often trafficked in college settings like dorm rooms or through the oversharing of materials, colleges are strictly recommending that all students receive the meningitis immediately.

While I was in college, I read about a handful of students tragically passing away from the sudden overtaking of the disease. It happened to somebody almost every single year during my tenure at UCF. It’s extremely sad.

Now that you know how to combat this mysterious infection, it’s always best to play it safe and remain protected. Call us to reserve an appointment for your very important meningitis shot.


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