Dr. Andrew Wakefield takes legal acti...

Dr. Andrew Wakefield takes legal action against Brian Deer, BMJ and Godlee

There are 12 comments on the NewsTarget.com story from Feb 15, 2012, titled Dr. Andrew Wakefield takes legal action against Brian Deer, BMJ and Godlee. In it, NewsTarget.com reports that:

The scandal involving Dr. Andrew Wakefield's case study research into the link between the combination measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and autism may go down as one of the biggest cases of malicious fraud in history -- but such fraud was not committed by Dr.

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#1 Feb 15, 2012
Old news. Wakefield filed in a Texas court, against a person whose not even a resident of the USA. How funny. The difference between Brian Deer and Wakefield is Wakefield was a doctor, and he was found guilty in a court. Good luck suing Deer. Failing to disclose financial ties to attorneys never looks good, either.

Wakefield must be low on income.

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#2 Feb 15, 2012
Even more funny, Wakefield isn't only suing Deer.In the same lawsuit he's is suing the British Medical Journal and Dr. Fiona Godlee.

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#4 Feb 15, 2012
god luck, hard to do after he was already found guilty and can n longer practice medicine in the UK or USA.
Pharma criminals

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#5 Feb 15, 2012
friend wrote:
god luck, hard to do after he was already found guilty and can n longer practice medicine in the UK or USA.
I guess when you think the way you do, not much seems possible. Pity we are not created equal.

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#6 Feb 15, 2012
The antivaccine crankosphere rallies around its hero, and Brian Deer strikes back

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/01/the...
Aunty Vaxxer

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Feb 16, 2012
ORAC complaining about anonomous writers at Gaia Health. What a dork.

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#8 Feb 16, 2012
Yes, Virginia, there is an antivaccine movement (efforts to deny it notwithstanding)
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/02/yes...
Vaccine Maim Kill

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 Feb 16, 2012
Yes Virginia the people in the world are over 90% stupid and easy to manipulate. Theirs one who post on the autism forums by the name of friend who is a great example of that.

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#12 Mar 11, 2012
British journal to battle in Texas
court over right of free speech
This anti-SLAPP motion was filed in Austin on 9 March 2012 by
the BMJ, journalist Brian Deer and editor Dr Fiona Godlee, against
ex-doctor Andrew Wakefield and his latest "gagging writ" ploy
http://briandeer.com/solved/slapp-introductio...
DUH MOMENT

Winnipeg, Canada

#16 Mar 19, 2012
friend wrote:
British journal to battle in Texas
court over right of free speech
This anti-SLAPP motion was filed in Austin on 9 March 2012 by
the BMJ, journalist Brian Deer and editor Dr Fiona Godlee, against
ex-doctor Andrew Wakefield and his latest "gagging writ" ploy
http://briandeer.com/solved/slapp-introductio...
Whatever. Lets see what happens. Maybe Walker Smith's trial will have an affect. Since he was railroaded by an UNLAWFULL conviction, Wakefield OBVIOUSLY deserves the same reversal.

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#17 Aug 31, 2012
DUH MOMENT wrote:
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Whatever. Lets see what happens. Maybe Walker Smith's trial will have an affect. Since he was railroaded by an UNLAWFULL conviction, Wakefield OBVIOUSLY deserves the same reversal.
Complete nonsense.

The judge overturned Walker-Smith's license removal because he ruled (rather ridiculously) that Walker-Smith could have thought his actions were for treatment purposes and not research purposes.

Hey, we're writing a study for a medical journal on an unknown and unsupported condition that we just made up. We're not going to bother with the ethics committee because this is just treatment, not research.

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#18 Aug 31, 2012
Walker-Smith claimed the lumbar punctures and colonoscopies were clinically necessary and wasn't aware they'd be part of Wakefield's study. It's difficult to really believe since Walker-Smith's name also appeared on the 1998 Wakefield study.

But there is also this
"As Mr Justice Mitting observed in his judgment, there is now no respectable body of opinion which supports (Dr Wakefield's) hypothesis, that MMR vaccine and autism/enterocolitis are causally linked."
Wakefield will not get the same reversal. Wakefield never bothered to appeal the ruling and the statue of time limitations has long since passed for him to file that appeal.

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