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The Fletcher Decision: The Unacceptable Face of the Medical Profession

Posted Aug 31 2010 12:00am

Doctor1 By John Stone

The Daily Telegraph interviewed two doctors today on the significance of the Fletcher decision ( HERE ):

“Medical legal experts said last night that the ruling could open the floodgates to thousands of similar claims by families who believe their children have been adversely affected by the jab.

“Dr Robin Moffat, president of the Medico-Legal Society, said: “I would have thought there will be a surge of actions as a result of this.“

“Today, everyone is money-conscious, and if a doctor makes a mistake they are all looking for compensation, and many of them get it.” “Dr Malcolm VandenBurg, a medical legal expert, said: "One case like this makes other people think that they will be able to get a similar ruling. In the past, when there has been a first ruling of this kind, it has opened the door to others." 

These remarks are utterly sickening and offensive: the paltry sum that the government have offered for wrecking Robert Fletcher’s mind and body, putting him in constant pain, and leaving his parents in perpetuity as his round the clock carers is probably a fraction of what one of these people makes in a year. How can people who talk like this make ethical decisions regarding the lives of other people? The money paid to the Fletchers will be used to make alterations to their house in order to make their lives sustainable.

John Stone is UK Editor for Age of Autism

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