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MSNBC Article: Lawsuit ties tainted wipes to twin's brain damage

posted Jul 12, 2011, 7:52 PM by Nancy Swan   [ updated Jul 12, 2011, 8:20 PM ]
Lawsuit ties tainted wipes to twin's brain damage
Rare bacterial infection stumped experts until news of contaminated products surfaced

For nearly four years, a bacterial infection that left a Seattle-area newborn with severe brain damage while his twin brother developed normally has remained a medical mystery, traumatizing his family and stumping local and national disease experts. Read more - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43687844/ns/health-tracking_tainted_wipes/

Far too many US companies are able to use confidentiality contracts to cover up dangerous products and harm to children.  Confidentiality, or "non-disclosure" contracts are a way to extort silence from witnesses in exchange for payment for damages. 

Any ordinary citizen caught extorting another's silence would be held to criminal charges.  US Judges are aware that within the non disclosure clauses are often required part of settlement contracts.

In agreement to be paid damages for harm caused by the defective or harmful product, the injured person must say the company is innocent of all claims.  In other words, the injured person had lied in their testimony after they had sworn to tell the truth.  Also included is that the injured must agree that the company that injured them and its agents (lawyers, investigators, etc.) are to be held harmless.  
More about this point of law later. . .