As a result of the flu vaccine, a Tennessee man suffered from a severe nerve injury, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (“CIDP”). About three days after the flu shot, he felt significant leg weakness and numbness which developed into an inability to walk. He was ultimately diagnosed with CIDP. The case was complicated by a back surgery approximately six weeks before vaccination which caused radiculopathy in the legs. After nearly two years of litigation and a hearing conducted in Memphis, TN, the Department of Health and Human Services ultimately chose to settle the case to avoid further exposure. Click here for a summary of this flu shot injury case.
A Michigan woman suffered transverse myelitis and acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) as a result of the flu vaccine. The client received a flu shot and within days began to suffer from high fevers, malaise and progressive paralysis of her legs.
An Oregon woman suffered shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) including supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendinitis, subacromial bursitis, and deltoid edema following improper administration of a flu shot. The client faithfully attended 20 physical therapy visits, however she did not improve. Her orthopedic surgeon advised that surgery was her only option. The client underwent arthroscopic surgery including subacromial decompression, partial claviculectomy, and repair of the rotator cuff tear.
A Pennsylvania woman suffered a syncope (blackout) episode immediately following an HPV vaccination, causing her to faint in the doctor’s office. The spell resulted in a head injury.
A New Jersey woman suffered bursitis and a rotator cuff injury as a result of a flu shot at work. The client suffered a rotator cuff tear and edema in her right shoulder following a flu shot. She was treated with physical therapy and a steroid injection but continued to experience pain and limited range of motion more than a year post-vaccination.