EBCALA Board Member Mary Holland wrote the following article in response to Dr. Art Caplan’s editorial “Liability for Failure to Vaccinate” on Harvard Law’s blog, Bill of Health. By Mary Holland, J.D. Mary Holland is Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at NYU Law School. She has published articles on vaccine […]
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Gary Null’s Progressive Radio Commentary Hour Address Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
EBCALA Board Members Mary Holland and Bob Krakow Join in a Panel Discussion Across the country, pressure is mounting on parents to vaccinate their children according to the CDC schedule. In many states vaccine exemption policies are currently being amended or challenged. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is currently under investigation by the Oversight […]
We hope we’ll be seeing you at our fifth annual conference in Chicago during Autism One. In addition to our training sessions listed below, be sure to stop by our exhibition table to say hello.
Join us in telling Congress that it is time to hold more hearings on autism. Autism affects one in every 50 children and they cannot wait any longer. Our families and our children need answers.
EBCALA recently learned that Drs. Guttmacher and Boyle who testified on behalf of the federal government in last November’s “1 in 88 Children: A Look Into the Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism” have not followed up with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (COGR) since leaving the stand. During the hearing, there were several occasions where both doctors did not know answers or said they would provide more information to back up the answers they provided to COGR. More than four months have passed since the hearing and no information has been released. EBCALA finds this unacceptable.
EBCALA recently submitted an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in G.M. v. Saddleback Valley Unified School District. G.M., a mother of a child with disabilities, appealed to the Ninth Circuit after the District Court denied her claims and ordered her to pay the District’s attorneys fees.
EBCALA recently submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Cloer. Nineteen other civil society organizations joined us to support petitioner Dr. Melissa Cloer in her quest that her lawyers receive payment for having brought her good faith, reasonable claim for injury compensation.
We are looking towards our fifth annual conference in Chicago during Autism One which will be held May 22-27, 2013 EBCALA is sponsoring several legal education sessions.
The federal government has lacked leadership, coordination and a sense of urgency in addressing autism for more than ten years. While you expressed alarm that the autism rate skyrocketed to 1 in 88 children born in 2008, your witnesses, Drs. Boyle and Guttmacher, described autism merely as a “national health priority” and “an important health concern.”