- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. (AP) - The attorney for two Wisconsin sisters says they plan to appeal the dismissal of their claims that a cervical cancer vaccine caused their ovaries to fail.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/1TIZ1go ) reports that the cases involving 23-year-old Madelyne Meylor and 22-year-old Olivia Meylor were the first in the U.S. to claim that the HPV vaccine Gardasil caused premature ovarian failure.

A federal judge ruled Monday that some of the women’s symptoms appeared to begin before they were immunized as teenagers. But the judge didn’t make a ruling on whether ovarian failure is a legitimate injury from the vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have found no evidence that the vaccine causes ovaries to fail.

The women weren’t available for comment Wednesday, but their mother says they’re disappointed with the ruling.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

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