Four years ago, when she was only 11 months old, Saba Button of Western Australia was severely disabled in reaction to a shot of flu vaccine Fluvax. Now her family has reached a settlement with the vaccine manufacturer and the state government, reported ABC News today.
The news story published today informs that Button’s family, residents of Perth, reached a multi-million dollar settlement after four years of legal battle over the serious brain and organ damage caused by the vaccine administered in 2010 when she was a healthy baby close to her first birthday.
A news video posted last year shows the vaccine victim as a healthy baby taking her first steps before the health department’s flu shot destroyed her life. The video tells that the health department knew of the serious adverse reactions to the flu vaccine, but still continued to administer it to children. After Saba’s case got wide attention, the vaccination program was axed.
The case of Saba Button is an example to follow for those damaged by vaccines. Not only does it add to the pile of evidence that vaccines can – and do – cripple children, but also a reminder that erring on the side of caution means refusing vaccination without a written indemnity against loss or else one has to either accept it as a bad chance or fight a long court battle to win justice.