Anapol Weiss vaccine injury lawyers Lawrence Cohan and David Carney achieved a $1.5 million settlement in December 2014 on behalf of a Lebanon, PA woman who developed severe complications caused by Guillain-Barré Syndrome flu shot injuries.
About two weeks after receiving the flu vaccine in October 2011, Wendy Lister presented to the hospital with complaints of numbness, tingling, burning and weakness in her extremities. She was admitted and diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) an autoimmune disorder that develops when the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. The exact cause of GBS is unknown, but it in has been known to happen as a result of vaccine injuries in rare cases.
Lister was hospitalized for six weeks and underwent physical and occupational therapy, but has not fully recovered. She still experiences constant pain in her extremities and numbness in her hands and feet. She can’t walk long distances without becoming fatigued and is unable to drive. Because of her vaccine-related GBS, Lister has not been able to return to work.
The $1.5 million settlement includes compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
“We are pleased with the settlement obtained for Wendy, which will ensure that she continues to get the medical treatment necessary to help improve her prognosis in the future” said Carney.