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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.

On June 16, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) elected Lawrence Cohan of Anapol Weiss as the new President of the organization.

For more than 50 years, PTLA has sought to protect the rights of all individuals, and it has become a growing force in the community. The organization is made up of more than 1,000 trial lawyers who aim to preserve the legal system and create new laws to protect the rights of the community.

“Because of the Trial Lawyers, the workplace in Pennsylvania is safer,” Cohan said. “Products are safer because manufacturers know we hold them responsible, and perhaps we have also helped make it safer to be a patient in a hospital in Pennsylvania.”

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.

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