After years of negotiation, details about the Hannah Polling vaccine-induced autism settlement is in. According to an article from CBS News, the award could top $20 million over the course of Hannah’s life. The settlement amount includes an initial payment of over $1.5 million during the first year and then an additional $500,000 per year afterwards.
The first court award in a vaccine-autism claim is a big one. CBS News has learned the family of Hannah Poling will receive more than $1.5 million dollars for her life care; lost earnings; and pain and suffering for the first year alone. In addition to the first year, the family will receive more than $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah’s care. Those familiar with the case believe the compensation could easily amount to $20 million over the child’s lifetime.