U.S. Vaccine Court: Kangaroo or What?


Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

According to Wikipedia, “A kangaroo court is a judicial tribunal or assembly that blatantly disregards recognized standards of law or justice, and often carries little or no official standing in the territory within which it resides. Merriam-Webster defines it as “a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted“.[1] The term may also apply to a court held by a legitimate judicial authority who intentionally disregards the court’s legal or ethical obligations.” [1] [CJF emphasis added]

The last sentence I emphasized, I think, truly applies to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Vaccine Claims/Office of Special Masters. [2] Why would I think that? Well, many reasons come to mind, but probably the most significant is the fact that a majority of damaged vaccinees have their claims denied, which was not the original intent of the 1986 Congressional action taken, i.e., to provide proper care for those damaged by vaccines.

The official federal vaccine program website states that the “The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“Vaccine Program”) comprises Part 2 of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (“Vaccine Act”). See Pub. L. No. 99-660, 100 Stat. 3755 (1986) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to -34).”


It establishes the Vaccine Program as a no-fault compensation program whereby petitions for monetary compensation may be brought by or on behalf of persons allegedly suffering injury or death as a result of the administration of certain compulsory childhood vaccines. Congress intended that the Vaccine Program provide individuals a swift, flexible, and less adversarial alternative to the often costly and lengthy civil arena of traditional tort litigation. [2] [CJF emphasis added]

Several things jump out with regard to the above:

  1. allegedly suffering injury or death as a result of administration
  2. of certain compulsory childhood vaccines
  3. swift—Hah! Nothing is swift at the vaccine court. The average time is 2 ½ to 3 years.
  4. Less adversarial alternative than civil tort litigation—talk to those who have gone through the vaccine court, and really listen to their sad stories.

As far as I’m aware, there is no federal law regarding compulsory vaccinations. Vaccine laws kick in at state levels. The CDC even admits that on its website that

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates and licenses all vaccines to ensure safety and effectiveness. No federal vaccination laws exist, but all 50 states require certain vaccinations for children entering public schools. Depending on the state, children must be vaccinated against some or all of the following diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio. [CJF emphasis added]

So, how come the proverbial “apples-and-oranges” are being mixed with regard to who’s liable for compensation due to vaccine damage? Shouldn’t each state also be held accountable and liable financially since they pass the laws? However, states don’t provide relief! So, why are the feds involved, besides regulating and licensing vaccines? Furthermore, is there a possible clue in “Follow the money?”

As a result of Public Law No. 99-660, 100 Stat. 3755 (1986) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to -34), the feds collect a tax on each vaccine dose sold, which is placed into a ‘supposed trust fund’ to pay out claims.

The Trust Fund is funded by a $0.75 excise tax on vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine administration to children. The excise tax is imposed on each dose (disease that is prevented) of a vaccine. Trivalent influenza vaccine for example, is taxed $0.75 because it prevents one disease; measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which prevents three diseases, is taxed $2.25. The Department of Treasury collects the excise taxes and manages the Fund’s investments. [3] [CJF emphasis added]

Who collects the money? Additionally, what is the current asset-value of those Trust Fund investments? Who knows? Where is an official accounting of vaccine “excise taxes” collected? Not being able to find that trust fund’s assets or investments, I sent off this email in search of that information:

Dear Ms. Marilyn Evans, U.S. Treasury:

Would you please direct me to where I can obtain the current asset balance of the Vaccine Excise Tax Trust Fund that funds the HRSA / Vaccine Court awards. I can find the amounts of awards paid out over the years, but I’m having difficulty in finding how much has been paid into that Vaccine Excise Tax Trust Fund since its inception, over the years, and what its current asset value is/was as of the 2014 or 2015 fiscal year.

Thank you for your assistance and considerations to my request.


Catherine J Frompovich

Consumer health researcher/author/journalist

I don’t think I will get an answer by the time I publish this article—or ever, but whatever answer I receive, I will share with my readers. My feminine intuition prompts me to think the dollar value has to be close to $50 Billion, but who knows. I think the U.S. Treasury does, as they probably leverage the trust fund’s assets to offset some other federal spending—perhaps “black ops”? or “off-balance-sheet budgets”? [10]. Could it be that maybe that’s why the rejected-to-paid vaccinee awards/claims are close to 3 rejected for every one paid? I don’t think that’s what Congress intended originally.

However, I’m not the only one who seems to be asking questions.

Andrew Zajac of BloombergBusiness wrote an article March 18, 2015, “Vaccine’s Court Tough Standards May Face Supreme Court Test” wherein he states, and also provides a U.S. HHS chart, that “Vaccine Court Rejects Most Claims,” something I’ve questioned as being unfair, not equitable, and possibly ‘prejudiced’. Why? Because of procedures and how the vaccine court is set up—seemingly, in my opinion, ‘stacked’ in “consensus science” that vaccines are not capable of causing damage, plus compounded by the fact that there is no jury of peers—just “Special Masters” who, I think, may have to maintain quotas in favor of vaccines not causing damage. However, the CDC’s VAERS reporting system has hundreds of thousands of adverse reactions reported regarding health problems resulting after receiving vaccines/vaccinations.

Furthermore, former FDA Commissioner David A. Kessler was of the opinion that less than one percent of doctors reported pharmaceutical adverse events, and vaccines are pharmaceuticals! [7, 8]

Source: U.S. HHS/BloombergBusiness

Regarding those who have adverse reactions, we need to consider what has happened to young women who have had their lives dramatically changed for the worse after receiving the HPV vaccines Gardasil®/Cervarix®. Many have been referred to as “Gardasil Girls”. SaneVax is a vaccine-safety-advocacy group that tracks HPV vaccine problems, adverse events, girls’ real-time stories, and HPV-vaccine-attributed deaths.

According to the HPV vaccine stats SaneVax posted from VAERS to January, 2015, the following have been reported:

[CJF emphasis added]

Vaccine damage is not just a swollen arm or fever.

There are horrible side effects that need to be addressed and compensated for – which mostly are not – as many victims’ parents and/or advocates attest to. One claim, Bruesewitz v Wyeth, went to the U.S. Supreme Court, only to be shot down on what I would consider a legal loophole and technicality falling back onto the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that Congress enacted. However, shortly after the 6 to 2 decision in early 2011, I read both the concurring opinion and the two SCOTUS members’ dissenting arguments—Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg, who actually had the case figured out correctly, in my opinion. [4]

Having said the above, I don’t know what SCOTUS will do about revisiting the Vaccine Court, since I think too much politicking is involved insofar as any reversal of the opinion that vaccines are not effective and cause severe health problems and even life-long damages—as HRSA payouts support, plus probable future chronic diseases—the Pharma House-of-Cards would implode—and rightfully so, as it should—and the U.S. Treasury could be out a lot of ‘hidden assets’, I contend.

According to BloombergBusiness,

The case the Supreme Court will this week consider taking was filed by the parents of Ilya Dobrydnev, who had a hepatitis B vaccination in 2001, when he was 10. He had a fever, swollen lymph nodes, inner ear inflammation and eventually debilitating memory loss. Now 23, he’s disabled by chronic fatigue syndrome. [5]

Even though the Vaccine Court awarded $1Million and annual payments for his care, the U.S. Justice Department challenged it saying there wasn’t sufficient evidence to support the award! Therein is the horrific injustice of the entire vaccine/vaccination paradigm. If perfectly healthy children are damaged by federal compulsory vaccinations enforced by 50 state laws, then damaged vaccinees should get compensation from the feds, their respective states, and Big Pharma.

Below are some dramatically graphic examples of vaccine damage—be forewarned!

Ian Gromowski, who died at 47 days old after a reaction to the Hepatitis B vaccine that newborn babies receive within 24 hours of birth. Source: Vaccination Liberation Army

HPV vaccine Gardasil-injured Zeda Pingel From Vaccination Liberation Army

DPT-vaccine-injured Laura Kain Vaccine Liberation Army

Now, some photos of vaccine adverse reaction/damage taken from the CDC’s own webpage.

This little girl is suffering from Eczema Vaccinatum, which is a severe eczema caused by vaccination [6]

Eczema Vaccinatum Lesions (Smallpox) On A Smallpox Vaccinated Person –
Photo From American Academy Of Pediatrics [6]

This boy had progressive vaccinia, a massive flesh eating infection caused by vaccination. He had been immuno compromised prior to his shot and unfortunately he died as a result of his injuries. [CJF emphasis added] Source: [from Fenner F., Henderson DA, et al. Smallpox and its Eradication. WHO. 1988] [6]

The obvious equitable question everyone should be asking, I think, is: Why has the U.S. Vaccine Court made a paltry number of awards, when so many are suffering permanent damage from vaccines, which are NOT safe, since no vaccines have ever been tested for their ability to cause cancer or birth defects, or interfere with reproduction/fertility! And that is stated unequivocally on every vaccine package insert! [21] Below is the fiscal-year by fiscal-year disposition of Vaccine Court claims:


Numerous toxic chemicals and neurotoxins in vaccines should not be injected into a newborn, infant, toddler, teen…or anyone. No studies have been done on the biochemical interactions of vaccine ingredients in multivalent vaccines or when numerous multivalent vaccines are administered at one time! How do they affect an infant’s mitochondria? If it’s thought that one in 2,000 people in the USA have mitochondrial disease proclivities [11], then why aren’t tests administered prior to vaccinations so as to determine which children should NOT receive vaccines that would activate a mitochondrial reaction? Good question? Parents should start asking their pediatricians for such tests, I think.

Man-made chemicals cause damage in the body. [9] If Big Pharma’s products cause damage, but Congress still gave them a “get out of jail free card,” then either the Vaccine Court needs to be more damaged-vaccinee-friendly OR Big Pharma, those who administer vaccines (MDs, RNs, pharmacists, etc.) should be made to pay for those damages and life-long care!

Too many children are being damaged by vaccines! Furthermore, neither the vaccine court nor SCOTUS should play the “not-sufficient evidence” card either. Both SCOTUS and the Vaccine Court must reject Big Pharma’s “consensus science” and use actual, factual biochemistry science. There’s a difference. One is science; the other is a dogmatic ‘religious-like belief’. Guess which is which.

Did readers grasp the above photographs? Are you aware that autism went from one in 10,000 in the late 1970s to 1 in 50 currently? Are you aware that ADD, ADHD, and other neurological problems weren’t on the medical radar like they are now until after vaccines/vaccinations took off like greased lightning, mostly due to compulsory state laws? According to the CDC’s webpage “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” the

  • Number of children 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 5.9 million
  • Percent of children 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 9.5%
  • Percent of boys 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 13.5%
  • Percent of girls 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 5.4%

Humans—and children in particular—have been given and are exposed to, so many man-made chemicals (especially vaccines very early in life) following World War II when the USA brought over Hitler’s scientists in Project Paperclip [12, 13, 14], that the “jury is now in” and the verdict obviously is none other than apparent deliberate chemicalization for some specific reason(s).

Those reasons possibly are:

  1. to make extraordinary wealth for vested-interests or corporations;
  2. population control “tools,” as chemicals were utilized by despots who placed humans into concentration camps and about which wars were fought; or,
  3. to advance technology into a field known an transhumanism where humans would become long-living bio-machines whose DNA and minds are controlled by the elites of the world.

Does that sound crazy? Heck no! Here’s some information to chew on about transhumanism: “What is transhumanism, or what does it mean to be human?” [15], “Top Ten Transhumanistic Technologies” [16], and “Epigenetic side-effects of common pharmaceuticals: a potential new field in medicine and pharmacology” [17]. Can ‘necessary’ epigenetic side-effects be a reason for everyone—especially children—taking so many pharmaceutical drugs? Are children the mechanisms utilized to reprogram human DNA to implement transhumanism? Is that the real reason for what’s going on with the incessant push for more and more vaccines when, in actuality, they really don’t provide immunity, as we are seeing outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations? Even radio expert-MDs are saying now that some vaccinated persons will contract the diseases they are vaccinated against. A different spin has to be given about vaccines, since it’s becoming apparent and obvious—vaccines don’t really provide ‘herd immunity’.

There ARE legitimate and serious philosophical, religious, and medical reasons to reject vaccines, especially for those whose beliefs emanate from the “body being the Temple of the Holy Spirit”; that the body is a human’s most personal possession over which no one should have final say—do you have a “Living Will” [18]; plus certain human rights issues expressed in the U.S. Constitution and other documents like the Nuremberg Code [19].

Every parent and individual needs to consider what’s involved in totally toxic chemicals in vaccines [20], and the probabilities of their child or themselves winding up looking like some of the poor vaccine-damaged individuals in the photographs above.

Every MD needs to rethink his/her Hippocratic Oath, which states, “First do no harm.”

There’s more involved in vaccinations than meets media hype and pharmaceutical propaganda, it seems.

Educate before you vaccinate. You really don’t want to land in Vaccine Court, do you?


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court
[2] http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/vaccine-programoffice-special-masters
[3] http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/index.html
[4] http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/bruesewitz-v-wyeth/
[5] http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-18/vaccine-court-s-tough-standards-may-face-supreme-court-test
[6] http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/Vaccine-Injury-Photos-From-The-CDC
[7] Kessler, DA. “Introducing MEDWatch,” JAMA, June 2, 1993: 2765-2768
[8] http://www.naturalblaze.com/2013/10/the-costs-of-vaccine-damage-payout.html
[9] http://www.ehs.utoronto.ca/resources/whmis/whmis6.htm
[10] http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/cato-papers-public-policy/2014/6/cppp-3-1.pdf
[11] http://www.mitoaction.org/mito-faq
[12] http://www.archives.gov/iwg/declassified-records/rg-330-defense-secretary/
[13] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4443934.stm
[14] http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/project_paperclip.htm
[15] http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/152240-what-is-transhumanism-or-what-does-it-mean-to-be-human
[16] http://lifeboat.com/ex/transhumanist.technologieshttp://lifeboat.com/ex/transhumanist.technologies
[17] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19501473
[18] http://www.alllaw.com/articles/wills_and_trusts/article7.asp
[19] http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/archive/nurcode.html
[20] http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf
[21] http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/

Catherine retired from researching and writing, but felt compelled to write this article. 

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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