Special Master Finds Multiple Sclerosis Caused By Hepatitis B Vaccine

(May 17, 2016, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Case name and docket number: Lisa Smith v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, No. 08-864V

Court: Fed. Clms., Off. Spec. Masters

Date: April 18

Judge/Special Master: Special Master Thomas L. Gowen

Vaccine(s): Hepatitis B

Claim(s): Lisa Smith received a third hepatitis B vaccine in 2005, experienced various continuing symptoms and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007; she filed a petition for compensation in 2008

Ruling: Petitioner is entitled to compensation based on the theory of molecular mimicry between the hepatitis B vaccine and myelin...
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