[SaneVax: As per Australian vaccine recommendations, Baby Saba received a flu vaccine 6 days prior to when Australia pulled the recommendation for use of CSL’s flu vaccine in those under five. Three years later, Baby Saba still requires constant medical care. CSL’s attorney claims it must have been the other two shots given at the same time.]
Company Denies Fault Over Ill Baby
Exclusive by Rebecca Trigger, The West Australian
Makers of a vaccine that allegedly left a young Perth child with severe brain damage have denied all responsibility and claim the Health Minister and State Government were negligent and should have suspended the 2010 flu campaign.
In a case that drew national attention, baby Saba Button, of Watermans Bay, was raced to hospital after being given Fluvax, an influenza vaccine made by CSL Limited, on April 19, 2010.
She had febrile convulsions and was left quadriplegic and almost completely blind. Three years on, Saba still has regular seizures and requires constant medical care.
Her parents Mick and Kirsten Button have sued CSL in the Federal Court, which could result in one of Australia’s biggest medical compensation payments.
They are seeking compensation for their daughter, who is now four, for pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, profound disability, medical care and travel expenses.