Wisconsin women's HPV vaccine injury claim heads to federal court

Two sisters from Mount Horeb say a cervical cancer vaccine shut down their ovaries and almost certainly left them unable to get pregnant, a claim scheduled for a hearing Thursday and Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Madelyne Meylor, 20, and Olivia Meylor, 19, say their premature ovarian failure came from the vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV.

It’s the first allegation that the vaccine caused the condition to reach a hearing through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, said their attorney, Mark Krueger, of Baraboo.

Health officials recommend three doses of the vaccine against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, for girls and boys ages 11 and 12 to protect against cervical cancer, throat cancer, genital warts and other conditions. Two brands are available: Gardasil, approved in 2006, and Cervarix, approved in 2009.

The vaccine injury program has awarded payments for HPV vaccine injuries in 68 cases for a total of at least $5.9 million, according to the federal government and Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan foundation. The program has dismissed 63 claims and 81 claims are pending.
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I really wish that DOCTORS would start reading about this. When we try to explain to doctors we don't want vaccines from an aborted child or are simply unnecessary(chicken pox? really?) we get a .... but, but, but the pamphlet says... response. I'm not against vaccinations per se, but I am against the corporate medical practice of today, to invent a crisis to sell "medicine."



  1. This post wreaks of misinformation; while it is true that some vaccines are made from lines derived from aborted fetuses (which I agree is morally reprehensible), there are for some vaccines, "Clean alternatives". Unfortunately, this is not the case for Varicella, but I wouldn't say that the motivations behind vaccinating children against this virus are based is some constructed fantasy medical crisis. While the condition is generally mild, it can rarely be serious; the virus can also have cause disabiling pain if it reactivates in adulthood (the virus remains dormant for decades until someone becomes either frail or immunosupressed). Anti-vaccine sentiment has no place in the pro-life movement; anti-aborted-fetal lines does. To maximize credibility, it's important that individuals within the prolife movement speak out these issues in an informed matter.

    Which brings me to Gardasil; The ovarian failure of these two women is hard to link conclusively to their vaccinations. There is a case report on the BJM of a 16 year old who also suffered from premature ovarian failure, but this condition does occur spontaneously in the general population, and in most cases is idiopathic (cause unidentified). Gardasil isn't derived from aborted fetal-stemlines, and I think think a reasonable argument can be made to vaccinate girls and young women against this virus in an effort to prevent and reduce occurances of cervical cancer. The assertion that this vaccine will promote promiscuity is totally unfounded. Even if a woman were to remain chaste and have only one life sexual partner, it doesn't mean that the man she marries was never exposed to HPV; why should be not be protected from developing later malignancy because of his earlier life choices?

    1. Like I said, I'm not against vaccinations, just unnecessary ones. There is proof that safe vaccinations HAVE triggered adverse reactions and death. That is why I would not take that risk, however small, on viruses that are not serious like Chicken Pox.


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