Every year, during the month of October, we remember and honour the many victims of vaccine injury, both living and deceased, both adults and children.
In Australia, vaccine injury victims generally have a right to sue either the practitioner who administered the vaccine or the vaccine manufacturer, notwithstanding they will face substantial difficulties in proving fault, even in circumstances where there is a probable link between administration of the vaccine and the injury.
What many may not know, but should, is that when a child isn’t just injured. but dies as a result of vaccination, the parents have no general right to sue for damages, even in circumstances where there is a probable link between administration of the vaccine and the death, combined with legal fault such as negligence.
The parents of a child who dies as a result of vaccination, can only sue for damages if they are able to establish that they suffered a recognisable psychiatric illness as a result of the death, and suffered a loss of income as a consequence. Unlike in many other developed countries, in Australia, no damages arise for bereavement alone.
This represents a glaring hole in the law in Australia and contradicts a fundamental ethos of the law, by potentially failing to ensure that a victim of negligence is entitled to compensation.
See Australian Lawyers Alliance article called Nervous shock & psychiatric claims after the loss of a child
Is it any wonder then that Australian health authorities do not care when children die from vaccines.
It’s not about the money in any case.
It’s impossible to put a price on the life of a loved one, let alone a child. In the case of parents who have lost children to vaccines, it is validation which they seek: validation that their healthy child was sacrificed for the alleged greater good.
Sadly, in most instances, this validation will never come.
The above information was, to our knowledge, correct at the time of writing, but please note, that it is not intended to constitute legal advice. Readers should always seek independent advice from a qualified solicitor about their legal rights.