Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Fatality after Gardasil

By Norma Erickson

SaneVax-FeaturedGardasil®-related fatal myocardial infarction in a teenage boy – case filed in United States Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters.

Gomez versus USDOH: Petition No. 15-0160V1 filed by the Roberts Law Firm of Newport Beach, California for petitioners Adan Gomez and Raquel Ayon, on behalf of their deceased son Joel Gomez, states:

Joel Gomez received a Merck Gardasil vaccine on June 19, 2013 and again on August 19, 2013, and died in his sleep the following day on August 20, 2013. The death was caused in fact by receiving the Gardasil Vaccine.

This statement is reinforced by a supportive Expert Report written by Sin Hang Lee, MD, stating:

Gardasil® did cause or contributed to a myocardial infarction in the decedent, and that the second dose of Gardasil® finally caused a fatal hypotension in this case on the day of vaccination. There was no other plausible cause for the death of Joel Gomez at the night of August 19, 2013.

The record shows that Joel Gomez, the decedent, a 14-year old healthy boy who had regular visits to the pediatrician’s office for periodic check-ups since birth showed no evidence of any pre-existing health issues, specifically no evidence of cardiac abnormalities, psychological disorders or substance abuse. The teenager had been training for the high school football team from four to five hours a day for the two months prior to his death without incident.

On June 19, 2013, the boy was given the first dose of Gardasil® in his left arm in the doctor’s office. No adverse reactions were reported following this first vaccination by the boy to either his family or his physician. On August 19, 2013 the boy was given a second injection of Gardasil® as scheduled in the doctor’s office. Then he went home and went to sleep. The boy was found to be unresponsive in bed the following morning on August 20, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. by his family.

Paramedics were called in and the boy was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:07 a.m. on August 20, 2013.

An autopsy was performed on August 23, 2013 by a medical examiner (ME) of Los Angeles, California.

The autopsy report stated significant abnormal findings to include:

…a long narrow band of dark reddish discoloration which is somewhat darker than the rest of the myocardium, extends over a length of 6 cm and has a width of 0.4 cm extending from the anterior base of the heart almost to the apex. ..this lesion is limited to the anterior free wall. Both lungs are extremely heavy. The lung parenchyma is dark-purple-red and completely soaked with edema fluid and blood. Microscopically, a localized lesion was found in the left ventricle of the heart.

In the medical examiner’s opinion:

The Decedent died of myocarditis, which apparently was completely asymptomatic. By histology, the disease had been present for at least several days or weeks. The cause is unknown.

Dr. Lee reviewed the microscopic slides and concluded that the lesion of the heart was a healing myocardial infarct of a few weeks old after the first Gardasil® vaccination. In his opinion,

The HPV L1 gene DNA fragments bound to the aluminum adjuvant in Gardasil® can cause sudden and unexpected surge of tumor necrosis factor-α and other cytokines. Some of these cytokines released from macrophages are potent myocardial depressants, capable of causing hypotension with low cardiac perfusions in certain genetically or physically predisposed individuals.

Why is this case significant?

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction

This was an obviously healthy, athletic young boy under the care of a pediatrician since birth. The myocardial infarction occurred between two injections of Gardasil as described in the medical examiner’s report. According to Dr. Lee, a healing infarct at the age of 14 is practically unheard of. In fact, Dr. Lee pointed out that the heart in this case presents a textbook description of myocardial infarction commonly observed in much older patients with a history of heart attack(s). The only factor in this boy’s life that changed was his Gardasil vaccinations.

According to the petition filed:

Petitioners contend that Joel suffered from Myocarditis which was caused in fact by the Gardasil vaccine. Petitioners contend that the logical sequence of cause and effect show that the vaccination was the reason for the death. Further supportive of the causal relationship is established by looking to the proximate temporal relationship between the vaccination and the death. The fact that Joel was a healthy 14 year old boy with no health problems is strong circumstantial evidence that the death was caused in fact by the Gardasil vaccine.

This means there is no way of knowing how many Gardasil-vaccinated girls (or boys) have developed permanent myocardial damage, whether one calls it myocarditis or infarct, either is a silent heart pathology. Is silent heart pathology no harm if the patient did not die?

In a telephone interview with Dr. Lee about the significance of this case for parents and medical professionals, Dr. Lee said:

Teenagers vaccinated with Gardasil® should stay away from competitive sports such as football for at least two months, and should have an electrocardiogram to rule out silent myocardial infarction if there is any incidence of syncope, chest discomfort, tachycardia or hypotension within two months after Gardasil® vaccination.


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  1. Sandy Lunoe says:

    Deepest sympathy is extended to the grieving family. The tragedy of the young boy Joel Gomez’s death due to the Gardasil vaccine is creating waves of shock and concern across the world. Joel is not the first boy to die after this vaccine and most sadly he may not be the last.

    From December 2011:
    “Gardasil Boys Come Marching In 4 New Gardasil Deaths Reported to VAERS – 2 out of 4 are Boys”.

    The numbers of deaths from vaccines are grossly underreported. There are countless deaths due to accidents which have occurred when young people who are vaccinated have become dizzy or fainted, for example whilst operating machinery or driving vehicles.
    The autopsy of young and previously healthy Joel Gomez was performed by Dr. Sin Hang Lee who has the ability to combine expert competence as a pathologist with curiosity which extends to investigating vaccines as a possible reason for deaths.

    The press release from SaneVax illustrates Dr. Lee’s sincere concern for the safety of vaccine recipients:
    ”After examination of autopsy records for this case and providing evidence to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Special Masters via an Expert Report, Dr. Sin Hang Lee felt compelled to issue a warning to parents and medical professionals who are currently working with HPV vaccine survivors.
    He states:
    ”Teenagers vaccinated with Gardasil should stay away from competitive sports such as football for at least two months, and should have an electrocardiogram to rule out silent myocardial infarction if there is any incidence of syncope, chest discomfort, tachycardia or hypotension within two months after Gardasil vaccination”.

    It is regrettable that this may often be an impossibility for young people who receive HPV vaccines in developing countries.

    There is very little support and often resistance regarding thorough autopsies after HPV vaccination. This is possibly because vaccine promoters do not wish to be presented with information which signals the cause of death.
    Perhaps a fund should be created to support the sorrowful families who wish for autopsies to be carried out?

    Heart issues are a recurring factor. Many who suffer after HPV vaccines complain about chest pain and racing heart.

    An excellent webinar was presented to FDA in March 2010 by researchers and participants Karen Maynor, Rosemary Matthis, Freda Birrell, Janny Stokvis, Cynthia Janak and Leslie C. Botha. The webinar was titled “Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Quadrivalent and Bivalent Vaccines. Global Parental Concerns Regarding Safety and Efficacy of Gardasil and Cervarix”.
    The information stated in the presentation is still extremely relevant and includes heart injuries.

    There are deaths referencing heart issues in the VAERS reports in regard to the HPV vaccines. The issues include cardiac arrest, sudden cardiac death, blood clots, acute cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death.

    Excess histamine released from the mast cells can cause severe inflammation throughout the body and tissue damage to the smooth muscles of the heart and central nervous system.

    The webinar is protected by copyright. However, I take the liberty to quote the final statement:
    “With all research completed, due to lack of safety testing in regards to hormone, histamine and IgE level effects due to challenge and rechallenge on the female and male physiology the risks of the HPV vaccines outweigh the benefits”.

    The presenters of the webinar spoke on behalf of families around the world to bring justice to the thousands of adversely injured girls and the estimated hundreds of girls who have died from Gardasil and Cervarix.

    This reflected the situation in 2010. It is even more relevant and worrying now – and countless boys may also be affected.

    For the sake of the health of young people across the world please spread this important press release widely – with Dr. Lee’s warning to parents and medical professionals who are currently working with HPV vaccine survivors.

  2. How can we ever stop this kind of tragedy?
    I’d say, we’ve got to stop being SO trusting.
    People around the world are way too naive and tend to believe whatever they’re told.
    That’s the problem.

    I’ve been warning about this cocktail of poison ever since March 2007 right before Johnny Howard, then so-called
    ‘Prime Minister’ of Australia started selling this to girls.

    When the Governments are actually Companies in our countries at every level,
    deceiving each nation i.e. people, and stealing from us every day who are their employers originally,
    how can you ever trust them!??

    The fact that they are actually Companies means they have no authority over us, and yet
    they charge us tax, permit, fines and the list goes on. Using and abusing our caring mind in various issues,
    selling us poison and making profit over our tragedies.

    I am very sorry to say this, but that’s because people in general are way too trusting
    and tend to believe whatever they’re told by the very criminals and the media which is bought
    by money. By watching TV ads, you must be able to realize that pharmaceutical industries
    are their big sponsors, right? It’s about money. It’s a big business.

    The HPV vaccines were made with sheer evil intentions.
    I have reached an conclusion to say all vaccines are poisons (see ) but especially
    this one is really shocking and appalling.

    If you look at the chart I found on GSK’s site, of the WHO
    it is obvious that HPV is NOT the real cause of cervical cancer.

    Please think! Do your math.
    How can you call it a cause when 99.85% of those who get infected with ‘carcenogenic HPV’
    don’t contract the cancer!?? I wish everybody in the world to see this chart before they get the jab.

    As some of you must have heard, FDA themselves said:

    Although the rate of HPV infection in this group is high,
    most infections are short-lived and not associated with cervical cancer.


    It is the persistent infection, not the virus, that determines the cancer risk.
    (both shown on )
    Therefore, the genuine cause of cervical cancer, though I believe you can say it’s combination of matters,
    but in short, it’s IMMUNE DEFICIENCY rather than HPV!!

    HPV vaccines have been created and promoted with lies after lies and the criminals keep lying and denying
    even the relation with the vaccines and horrific adverse health effects they caused in so many girls, women and boys
    around the globe, and so fortunate for them, those victims will become their customers! while the modern medicine
    never deal with the cause of the problem but only try to suppress the symptom by selling more poisons called ‘medicine’.
    That’s why many victims end up ‘terminal ill’ while those who seek alternative (but REAL) cure get better and well.

    It is almost a miracle to see some doctors such as Dr. Lee honestly claiming the true story and yet, it’s not easy to
    stop this atrocity when the majority don’t bother checking a few vital facts deliberately hidden from the public.

    Everybody, please tell others what you learned and we’ve got to stop this cocktail of poison urgently.
    And please start questioning whatever you read/hear especially from the traitorous con men and women and the
    mainstream media. We need to realize that so many things we have been told are malicious lies with some dark agenda.
    Please know the term ‘conspiracy theory’ was created by the very criminals so that you won’t be interested in
    learning the ugly reality.

    Last but not the least, I am sending my deepest condolences and prayers to Joel’s family and friends.

    • As we speak their are bills popping up in every State mandating any and all vaccines they feel need to be injecting into us without the right to refuse. Its not being informed we need to be concerned about, its having the right to refuse once we become informed.

      • As I said, Governments are Companies
        therefore, they don’t care about us but simply want to make profit.
        Reducing the world population is their another agenda,

        Anyhow, we should use their big con (GOVisCO) to beat them.
        They are NOT Governments but Companies therefore they have NO authority over us,
        so simply refuse whatever they demand us to pay, and write “Governments are Companies
        so this election is invalid” on a ballot paper with ball point pen!! We’ve got to destroy the
        fraudulent system and start a new. We should realize that the parliamentary politics is just
        a politics of greed.

        The moderator of SaneVax didn’t approve my reply to you but deleted it for whatever reasons were.
        He/she doesn’t want people to know the means to fight back??
        Anyway, I’ll try again here and see what happens.


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