The decisions that the judge made was based on the panel of doctor's decision where they said that the vaccine cause the autisic behaviours in the child with the mitochondrial disorder. So the doctor's are the ones that decided that the vaccine was the cause, doctors within the medical establishment. And it wasn't Wakefield.
We can't say what the decision or concession said because none of us have seen it. After the ruling Mr Poling and his lawyer said that the concession stated that the vaccine had caused the injury to his daughter. The federal officials (the very same people who made the ruling and wrote the concession) replied that was not what they said. They said that it they determined that it was possible that the vaccines might have exacerbated her condition. Although they also knew that countless other things could have been responsible for that exacerbation, but a vaccine court is not set up to require that the vaccine did cause an injury, or even most likely caused an injury. Simply the possibility is what is required. That is why statistically claimants receive compensation at the vaccine courts at about twice the percentage as claimants in the legal system. And that is what should be so overwhelming about the 3 recent rulings (the strongest 3 cases out of 4900 claimants) they couldn't even convince anyone of there even being a possibility (a medical theory, a logical sequence of cause and effect, a relationship between vaccination and ASD, anything) of the vaccines causing autism - their "evidence" is that weak. With the bar set as low as possible, the "vaccines cause autism" crowd still ran right under it and it didn't phase them at all.
But anyways, now the media had two different claims. On the one side Mr Poling, on the other said the federal officials. So various media would say to the Polings that the officials are saying that they did not say what you are saying they did. The Polings said that they were making the concession public for all to see (As Hannah was a minor they were the only ones who could release such information). Well game-set-and-match. What more proof do you need that there is a government conspiracy. They lied right in front of us. (Or at least that is what the anti-vaxers screamed. And why not - here was a major dispute as to what was ruled. And the one side said not only am I telling you the truth but I will prove it to by making the concession public).
But Poling never did release the concession to the public. He instead said that he was going to release the concession to the 4900 autism is caused by vaccines claimants. If he did that, I don't know. But if he did it didn't appear to help them.
Furthermore, as to the doctors telling the court that the vaccines caused her condition - well repeating that doesn't make it true. Several of those doctors (perhaps all of them) have made their opinions known. Not one of them has said that it was anymore than one possibility. Yes they did say that compensation was appropriate and that is because based on the mandate of the vaccine courts compensation is appropriate if the cause of the injury was possibly vaccine related. Fever could exacerbate Mitochondrial disorders. Vaccines can cause fever. Ergo.
Finally, associations that deal with mitochondrial disorders made up of experts who have spent their careers working on these issues have said that it was no more than one of several possible causes of the exacerbation.
Charles Mohan, CEO of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, says he finds the government's concession in the case reasonable.
"It could have been the vaccine that exacerbated that particular underlying mitochondrial disease," Mohan said, "or in a lot of cases it's the onset of a virus, an infection, a flu, that might have the same impact."
But at the same time, says Mohan, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that vaccines themselves can cause either mitochondrial disorders or autism.
I have a tendency to put more weight behind those who have spent years or decades researching these issues than those who have spent 4 minutes. Those experts are not saying that vaccinations should be avoided in children who have mitochondrial disorders.