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DOJ Hiring Attorneys to Defend COVID Vaccine Injury Cases

Covid-19 vaccination record card with a vial of a Covid-19 booster dose

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The Justice Department is hiring eight new attorneys to defend the federal government in vaccine injury cases, according to the DOJ website.

The hiring spree is apparently in anticipation of a surge in COVID vaccine lawsuits as people who were forced to get a government-mandated jab suffered serious side effects as a result.

“You see one or two patients and you wonder if it’s a coincidence,” Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander, a neurologist and researcher at Harvard Medical School, told Science.

“But by the time you’ve seen 10, 20 [patients],” she said, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

The DOJ appears to be beefing up its civil lawsuit department after six vaccine-injured plaintiffs in Louisiana filed a lawsuit against the federal government. 

The suit aims to overturn the legal immunity protecting pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Moderna on their COVID shots.

According to according to a Rasmussen survey, 42% of Americans say that, if there was a major class-action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for COVID and other vaccine side effects, they would likely join the lawsuit.

The DOJ's "legal careers" posting says: "In addition to its enforcement mandate, the Consumer Protection Branch has the special role within the Department of defending the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission in civil litigation before both district and appellate courts. This work is aided by the Branch’s knowledge and command of the laws at issue in such litigation."

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