Guillain-Barre Syndrome Lawyers
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disorder that, although rare, has no known cure. However, GBS has been linked to certain vaccines given annually (including the flu shot). As a result, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays compensation according to qualifying individuals or families suffering from GBS brought on by vaccination.
If you or someone you know was recently diagnosed with GBS after receiving a vaccine, it's advised that you speak with one of our lawyers at My Vaccine Lawyers about your legal rights free of charge.
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Cheryl suffered SIRVA (shoulder injury related to vaccine administration) following a flu shot. Her vaccine injury claim was filed in the VICP by vaccine lawyer Max Muller where she obtained a settlement for her injury, lost wages and out of pocket expenses.
Which vaccines are linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome?
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare condition where the immune system attacks the nerves. While it is rare, understanding which vaccines are associated with GBS can help us protect ourselves and those around us. Vaccines thought to be associated with GBS include:
- Influenza (Flu Shot)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Additionally, for those already vaccinated, it is crucial to monitor closely for any signs of GBS developing. If it does, medical care should be sought immediately.
How does Guillain-Barre Syndrome occur?
Guillain-Barre Syndrome occurs when the body's immune system overreacts and attacks healthy nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. This can cause muscle weakness, tingling, and pain that typically starts in the feet or hands and spreads upwards. In severe cases, it can lead to paralysis and even death.
Signs and Symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Signs and symptoms include the following:
- weakness or tingling sensations in the legs (first sign)
- spread of weakness and odd sensations to the arms and upper body
- muscle weakness that rapidly progresses (over a few days or weeks)
- the loss of knee reflexes
The average person's muscles will weaken for 10 days to the point of being unable to walk. However, then the progression stops, and muscle function starts to come back. However, 25% of people who get GBS have permanent neurological disabilities afterward.
When it is severe, the person can become paralyzed and have issues with their breathing and heart function. If this occurs, they are placed on a ventilator to help them breathe. However, sometimes people do not survive even with this medical intervention.
Please get in touch with our law firm if you or a loved one have become seriously ill with Guillain-Barre syndrome after getting vaccinated. We are here for you.
What are the effects of Guillain-Barre Syndrome?
The effects of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) vary depending on the individual and the severity of their condition. There are several types of GBS, each with different symptoms and outlooks. In general, however, some possible effects of GBS include the following:
- Changes in blood pressure
- Chronic pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty maintaining balance (resulting in difficulty walking)
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Loss of control of facial movements
- Loss of reflexes
- Respiratory dysfunction
- Sensory impairments
What you can expect from our team of Guillain-Barre Syndrome attorneys
Our firm will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We understand what you are going through and will work to get the compensation you need and deserve. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can be complex, difficult, and contentious. Our attorneys have experience with the medical, legal, and factual issues involved in these cases and are prepared to resolve any disputes that may arise during the process.
Some of the benefits of working with our team include the following:
Free Case evaluation: We will review your case and let you know if you are eligible for compensation
No Costs: You do not pay attorneys fees or costs to file a case in the vaccine program
Experienced & Skilled Representation: Our team has years of experience fighting for the rights of injured patients
If you or a loved one has been affected by a vaccine injury, don't wait to get help. We strongly recommend that injured parties hire a vaccine injury lawyer and do not attempt to represent themselves in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are here to fight for you.
How we can help with your Guillain-Barre Syndrome Claim
Injuries from vaccines can change your life, and you may be qualified to receive financial compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
After lawsuits against vaccine companies and healthcare providers in the 1980s threatened to reduce U.S. vaccination rates and cause a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, the VICP was created.
At My Vaccine Lawyers, our team can help you file a claim and guide you through the entire process with the VICP if you have suffered from vaccine-related injuries.
I reached out to My Vaccine Lawyer after confirming I suffered from SIRVA. They were so helpful, understanding and thorough throughout the process. They were quick to respond, always answered the phone and I feel they fought to get me what I was entitled to. If you suffered from an injury then please call My Vaccine Lawyer. They will take care of you!
- Melissa Heffley, SIRVA Client