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Doctor in Illinois Gives Unauthorized Vaccines to Children: What’s the Liability?

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Authorities have arrested a doctor in Chicago for malpractice because he administered unapproved oral vaccinations to his minor patients, reported Health Aim. The physician, Doctor Ming Te Lin, allegedly gave his minor patients, including children whom were only seven days old, vaccines made from vodka and cat saliva.

These homemade vaccinations have been administered by the physician for more than a decade. He created the vaccines as his own way to help treat allergies. After receiving multiple complaints from healthcare providers, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation investigated and found out about the unauthorized, unapproved vaccines. Lin allegedly administered these vaccines orally and nasally instead of via traditional shots.

Upon investigation, the doctor’s office was searched and the unsanitary office had boxes and tubes filled with ingredients that the physician used to make his own vaccinations. Lin was an allergist/immunologist and he has now been suspended from operating.

Is This Malpractice?

The physician will have his case heard in October. He will be required to explain to the courts why he administered these unauthorized vaccinations for over a decade without any consulting or approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other medical organization.

Also, the physician did not tell his patients or their parents about the risks of these vaccines. However, the physician does state that he had signed forms showing he administered approved vaccines to the patients.

The physician may face malpractice for using not only these unauthorized vaccines, but also using a device referred to as the Wavefront 2000. He used the device to detoxify mercury levels from vaccinations, but it is an unapproved device. There is no research to prove that traditional vaccines can be filtered with the Wavefront 2000.

Is the Use of Experimental Treatments Malpractice?

Lin used experimental vaccines that were not approved by the FDA. He did not have an official drug trial for his treatments; therefore, he is liable for the injuries caused. Unlike traditional trials, where researchers are often excluded from liability, Lin performed these treatments without notifying patients of the risk or potential damage.

His treatments may be eligible for unauthorized medical treatments and experimental drugs. Any time when a physician uses an unauthorized or experimental treatment, he or she is required to notify the patient of all risks. He or she must explain these risks carefully and provide the patient with a special consent form that outlines these risks. If the risks are not conveyed to the patient and the patient consents without adequate information, then the doctor is liable for any injuries and damages that occur.

Patients can sue for strict liability without showing that anything was incorrect from the physician, other than prove that shots were not authorized by the FDA or any other medical association.

Were You Injured by an Unauthorized or Experimental Treatment? You May Have a Claim

If you have been injured by a physician’s experimental or unauthorized treatment, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. You must first consult a medical malpractice attorney to explore your options and assess the validity of your case. Contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation. Call 866-479-7909 or contact us online to get started.