As part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, the United States government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for processing vaccine injury compensation requests. Continue Reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the assistance of the Department of Health and Human Services, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics published a set of guidelines for parents who chose not to vaccinate their children.
“If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities” provides important safety tips on how to protect your child and others from vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles.
Researchers at a Canadian hospital are suggesting that the flu vaccine is worth getting, despite the potential risk of developing Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).
Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. GBS can start out as a tingling sensation or muscle weakness and can lead to paralysis. There is no cure for Guillain-Barre, but the side effects can be lessened with treatment.
Children and the elderly are more susceptible to the flu virus, according to Johns Hopkins. The 2014-2015 flu season has been especially deadly for children, and the recent declaration of a flu epidemic by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) has put schools on high alert.
This season, influenza claimed the lives of 21 children in 11 states as of December 31, 2014. To keep the number from increasing, schools across the country are becoming more proactive in flu prevention.
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.
The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Anapol Weiss have a team of experienced vaccine lawyers that can assist victims in any state.
Vaccine injury claims are filed in vaccine court in Washington, D.C., regardless of where the victim resides. Vaccine claims are not lawsuits. They are claims often filed by a vaccine injury lawyer to request compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
The Anapol Weiss vaccine lawyers have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of people who experienced a severe vaccine adverse reaction.
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.
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.