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Write-up: Information has been received regarding a case in litigation concerning a minor male pt who was exposed to high levels of mercury from thimerosal through exposure to unspecified products. In additional, the pt was exposed to mercury from continually inhaling and ingesting industry mercury emissions from fossil fuel driven power plants. The mercury included in thimerosal laden products and power plant emissions together caused the pt to suffer from serious and permanent neurological injuries. The pt was exposed to airborne mercury vapor and mercury through food chain. The exposure to airborne mercury in the environment through inhalation, the food chain, and other sources contributed to the cumulative mercury toxicity and was a substantial factor in causing his neurological damage. it was noted that the pt had a heightened vulnerability to suffer neurological injuries from industrial mercury as a direct result of thimerosal exposure. As a direct and proximate cause of the toxic mercury exposure to the pt, minor male was caused to suffer serious and permanent neurological damage which included past and future mental, intellectual, development and neurological incapacity and associated learning disabilities, disorders and impairments. Additional information has been received regarding a case in litigation via medical records concerning a male infant born at 39 weeks normal vaginal delivery with a birth weight of 9lbs 4 oz. Apgar score was 9 and 10. Family history was negative for consanguinity, mental retardation, and tics. There were no known inherited disorders or language disorders in the family, no hyperactivity, no seizures. A paternal cousin had learning disabilities. On 5/7/1993, 6/7/1993 and 12/14/1993, the pt was vaccinated with hepatitis B virus vaccine rHBsAg. On 8/1/1994 and 4/29/1997, the pt was vaccinated MMR II (lot 606582/0075A first dose, 619133/1250D second dose). The pt has a reflux for the first year and a half of life which was minimal and no medication was necessary. The pt had no significant
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