Vaccine injury lawyers Lawrence Cohan and David Carney settled a $4.5 million case for a young woman who suffered Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) as a reaction to the flu shot. The settlement is expected to have a lifetime payout of $11.6 million to cover past and future medical expenses incurred as a result of the serious vaccine reaction.
For the 20-year-old nurse employed by a hospital in Lehigh County Pennsylvania, getting a flu shot was a job requirement. Less than a week later, Sarah Behie had a reaction to the flu shot. The young woman went to the emergency room with flu-like symptoms, but she was discharged. A few weeks later, she returned to the hospital, unable to walk. She was admitted and diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome from the flu shot.
The young woman eventually went to a rehabilitation center, where she received constant care for her injuries. Four years later, she has regained the use of her arms, but still cannot walk. She remains bed and wheelchair bound. Unfortunately, there is no cure for GBS, but certain therapies can help lessen the severity of the condition.
“While there is no sum of money that can bring Sarah back to her healthy condition before receiving the flu vaccine, we are thrilled that Sarah will now have the means to obtain the appropriate and necessary medical treatment to deal with this tragic disease.” Carney said.
Cohan and Carney are lawyers at Anapol Weiss -a nationally recognized law firm that handles vaccine injury cases, as well as car accident lawsuits, unsafe drug and medical device lawsuits, and other complex personal injury matters.
The Anapol Weiss vaccine attorneys assist vaccine injury across the United States.