Last year, vaccine injury lawyers Larry Cohan and David Carney achieved a $9 million settlement with a lifetime payout of $40 million on behalf of a child who developed encephalopathy after receiving the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.
Encephalopathy is a life-threatening medical emergency that requires hospitalization. Patients who suffer encephalopathy after a vaccine may suffer a seizure, brain damage, or temporary or permanent loss of consciousness.
Vaccine injury victims who develop encephalopathy after receiving a vaccine may never be the same again. Patients with encephalopathy may experience a significant change in mental status such as confusion, delirium or a coma. They may not be able to make eye contact or respond to their environment.