Attorney James Turner filed a complaint Friday in federal court in the District of Columbia for a Temporary Restraining Order to halt the distribution, licensing and use of four swine flu vaccines.
Turner said, "The FDA is required by law to establish that a vaccine is safe and effective before it can be given to the public. We are arguing that they did not establish that the vaccine was effective, and did not establish that it was safe. They are trying to get it on the market by a waiver."
Turner also said, "There are no records of clinical trials or peer-reviewed studies demonstrating safety testing. And no medical professional has gone on record stating that H1N1 vaccines are safe for the public."
The lead attorney for the plaintiffs, Leslie Fourton, J.D., of New York City, is working with the respected Washington regulatory law firm of Swankin and Turner and a team of legal experts from around the country, including attorneys Larry Becraft, Ala; Alan G. Phillips, N.C.; and Ralph Fucetola, N.J. (aka "The Vitamin Lawyer").
James Turner, of Swankin and Turner, is also chairman of the board of Citizens for Health, a non-profit health activist organization. He was involved in stopping the administration of the 1976 swine flu vaccine when immunization had to be terminated not only because the feared epidemic failed to happen, but because thousands of Americans suffered adverse reactions, including Guillain-Barre syndrome, that in some cases led to paralysis and death.