A North Carolina man was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving a flu shot. After undergoing a year and a half of treatment, an MRI and 40 visits to a physical therapist, he was granted due compensation for pain and suffering.
After receiving a flu shot, a Pennsylvania woman was diagnosed with Parsonage Turner Syndrome. During her full year of treatment, she underwent surgery, had two MRI’s and two steroid injections to correct the issue. A judge ruled that she receive $1.2 million in compensation for her injuries, pain and suffering.
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 young child from Michigan developed intussusception as a result of receiving the rotavirus vaccine. He treated for two years, underwent three surgeries and various types of gastrointestinal testing. After multiple corrective procedures that forced three separate judgments, he was awarded $250,000, the maximum allowed compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
After receiving a trivalent influenza vaccination, an Oklahoma City woman was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and transverse myelitis. After the initial doctor visit, she began to experience more symptoms, and was subsequently diagnosed with urinary retention, which led to kidney failure, and ultimately, death. Her estate was awarded $200,000 under the NVICP.
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.
A Missouri woman suffered severe shoulder pain and a limited range of motion the day after receiving a flu shot. She underwent 44 weeks of treatment, an MRI and surgery on her left shoulder. Her injuries lasted more than six months, and included a diagnosis of mild edema of the deltoid, tendonitis, subdeltoid bursitis, AC joint impingement syndrome, a SLAP tear and degenerative joint disease of the left shoulder. She was compensated over $180,000 under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
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.