Jessica Boehm of Cronkite News has done something very rare in journalism today: she has published the truth about one family's frustration in trying to sue the federal government and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for alleged injuries to their 14 year old daughter due to the Gardasil vaccine. Cronkite News is a digital media outlet that offers professional experiences to advanced students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. When you visit the Cronkite News website, you will notice the lack of corporate advertising on the site. The United States is currently the only country where its citizens cannot sue pharmaceutical companies for damages due to vaccines. These companies have been granted legal immunity, and one has to sue the federal government in a special "Vaccine Court" to try and get a piece of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, which is funded by taxpayer's taxes paid on the purchase of vaccines. Therefore, much of the information regarding Gardasil injury claims and lawsuits today come from countries outside the U.S., and information about Gardasil injuries inside the U.S. comes mainly from the alternative media which is not sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. In this article from Cronkite News, we read of one family's frustration in trying to receive a settlement for their daughter's injuries due to the Gardasil vaccine, from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Their experience is common in the United States, as the Government Accounting Office (GAO) reported at the end of 2014.

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