Doctor Punished for Falsifying Vaccination Records
December 15, 2007
Dr. Mark Nesselson, a New York pediatrician who conspired with families to get their children into school without state-mandated vaccinations, has been fined $10,000 and told he can practice only under supervision. Dr. Nesselson admitted to falsifying forms for four children in two families, and later admitted that he had done the same for a handful of other families over the years.
The parents of his patients, who knew Nesselson was falsifying the forms, were concerned about the potential adverse health effects of vaccines.
Nesselson began to question the safety of vaccines in the 1990’s, after seeing many autistic children whose parents said that the onset of the disorder coincided with vaccinations. Nesselson’s actions were discovered after he moved to Hawaii two years ago and gave medical records to his patients‘ parents to take to their new doctors. A new pediatrician seen by two families turned Nesselson in.