We all know that small victories herald the larger victories to come.

By Kent Heckenlively, JD

We also know that when we talk about “Medical Boards,” we’re really
talking about the stalking horses for pharma. These are where the
great battles are truly fought, among relatively small groups of
people, having an enormous impact on the rest of us. The good things
are killed in the dark, away from the prying eyes of the public.

From the work I did covering the Autism Omnibus Hearings,and my later
work detailed in the book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in
Autism, it’s clear that if the CDC whistle-blower, Dr. William
Thompson had just a little more courage, or if Dr. Frank De Stefano or
the head of the CDC at that time, Dr. Julie Gerberding were really
interested in public health, we would be living in a completely
different world with much more hope for our children.

That’s why the recent news that Dr. Mark Geier, one of the truly
courageous people involved in the Autism Omnibus Hearing who was
unfairly sidelined, had won a $2.5 million dollar suit against the
Maryland Board of Physicians, is so deeply satisfying.

As reported in The Washington Post, ““But the regulators who stripped
Geier’s credentials are now in the hot seat, ordered to each
personally pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages by a judge who
says the board abused its power in an attempt to humiliate the doctor
and his family.” (“Regulators Who Targeted Anti-Vaccine Doctor May
Pay Million for Humiliating Him,” By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington
Post, February 3, 2018)

That’s really got to annoy the “skeptics,” or the pharma-mafia
cheiftans like Dr. Paul Offit or Tony Faucci. They never liked
lawyers to begin with, which is why people like them spear-headed the
removal of lawyers from vaccine liability with the passage of the 1986
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.

But justice is slowly finding its way back. Just ask all those
sexually harassing Congressmen who are suddenly deciding not to run
for re-election because they want to “spend more time with their
families.” If you believe that explanation I’ve got a story to tell
you about the Easter Bunny laying candy eggs.
How hard did the judge slap the Maryland Board of Physicians?

“But Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin sided with
the Geiers, awarding them $2.5 million in damages. He called the
order a significant breach of medical privacy and accused the board
and its staff of failing to preserve emails related to the case and
pleading ignorance about the order on the witness stand.”

“If their testimony were to be believed, which the court does not, it
is the worst case of collective amnesia in the history of the Maryland
government and on par with the collective memory failure on display at
the Watergate hearings,” Rubin wrote in a December opinion.

“He ordered 14 board appointees, the board’s lead attorney and the
lead investigator on the Geier case to pay half of the damages out of
their own pockets, between $10,000 and $200,000 apiece, depending on
their net worth.”

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Wow! That sounds like something approximating justice to me! 

Let’s see lots more in this vein! About time!

Fantastic stuff eh?


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