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Vaccine Injury Involving Death of 1 Year Old Child - $250,000 Settlement

Williams, minor. v. Secretary of HHS – $250,000 Settlement

The case arises from the tragic death of a one year-old infant Madyson Williams of Springfield, MO as a result of a devastating adverse reaction to a measles, mumps & rubella (MMR) vaccine administered in Springfield, Missouri on May 12, 2006.

On May 12, 2006, Madyson had her 1-year check-up. She was growing and developing normally. She received her MMR#1, Varicella #1, and HiB #3 vaccines in the early afternoon of May 18, 2008, and just six days after her vaccinations, Madyson started to actively seize. Her parents immediately called the paramedics.

One year-old Madyson Williams suffered a tragic death just six days after she received the MMR vaccine. Madyson’s parents then filed a claim with the Federal Claims Vaccine Program in Washington, D.C. The hospital was not a Defendant in the lawsuit. Under the guidelines of the national vaccine program, the lawsuit was filed against the Department of Health and Human Services, which runs the vaccine program.

On September 12, 2008, the District Attorney in Washington D.C. conceded to liability and payment of $250,000 in finding that the MMR vaccine was the cause-in-fact of Madyson Williams’s febrile seizures which resulted in her death. Lawyers active in preparation of the case were Leland Dempsey. $250,000 Settlement.