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July 06, 2006

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mekei

Hi Mr. Fox,

Just wondering what your impressions are of U.S. District Court Judge James Beatty's ruling in the case of John and Jane Doe v. Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., and what effect it may have on the 5th Circuit autism-mercury case. Here's a link: http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2006/07/the_geiers_humiliated_1.php#more

TheProbe

Visiting here from Respectful Insolence.

What I personally find offensive about the idea that courts and juries will rule on the imaginary autismthimerosal link is that it is not a legal issue, but a scientific one. All of the good science, including eight epiedmiological studies on different populations, reaches the same conclusion, i.e. there is no evidence. A recent study by Fombonne in Canada added to that. Replication of findings accross populations is one of the primary proofs of validity in science.

Instead, the juries will use the sympathy factor, and make awards. You will see the mommies and daddies with their kiddies in court and the juries will feel sorry for them.

Parenting a special child is NOT easy, as I have two, with totally different issues. However, in the long run, these cases will so burden the system that everyone will be affected. The court of appeals should be reversed. I hope that the other circuits are not as stupid.

BTW, your site is a pretty good resource for special ed.

juju

i just want to know if a person can file a claim since there child was diagnosed with autism cause actually we think its from the shots and erveryone is denying it contact soon.

derek moore

I NEED A DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO BRING MY SON'S EDUCATION.I WANT THEM TO START A NEW PRIVATE AND HE IS 13YEARS OLD AND HE USES PAMPERS HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO EAT,DRINK IN A CUP,HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO EAT WITH A SPOON,HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO WALK OUTSIDE,HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO TALK,AND IN THE SCHOOL THEY HIT HIM IN THE SCHOOL SO I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU MY PHONE NUMBER 1646-488-3899

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