April 18, 2010
Mother Warns Parents Against Vaccine Dangers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A local mother is suing the makers of Gardasil claiming her daughter suffered from seizures and got brain damage after getting the vaccination.
Gardasil is the vaccine given to women ages 9 to 26 to vaccinate them against HPV, a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
Tracy Wolf showed Action 7 News all her daughters' doctor records after getting the Gardasil vaccine.
Wolf's daughter Alexis has been sick for the past three years with uncontrollable vomiting and seizures which left her brain damaged.
Wolf said her daughter got a series of Gardasil vaccine injections in 2007 and 2008. Shortly after, Alexis reportedly went from being a happy, honor-roll student to a completely different person.
Doctors told Wolf Alexis' condition was behavioral, not medical.
"They had put her on psych meds, thinking she was bi-polar or something like that," said Wolf.
Wolf is convinced that the injections are to blame.
"Our main goal is to get this off the market," said Wolf. "Get this off the market and get them to stop."
According to Wolf, her daughter needs constant care. She said the refrigerator is locked because Alexis has urges to eat constantly.
Wolf said her daughter is narcoleptic during the middle of the day and cannot sleep at night and is in constant pain.
Alexis said she wants to go back to school but cannot.
An Attorney in Kansas City filed a petition in the United States Court of Federal Claims, seeking damages for the Wolf family.
The vaccine is made by Merck and Company. Action 7 News called the company numerous times and our calls were not returned.
The vaccine is FDA approved and has been available in the US since 2006.