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Guillain-Barre

The Vaccine Injury Table is a chart that outlines vaccines and possible vaccine injuries that are recognized as compensable cases by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). While vaccine injuries not listed on the table may also be compensated, if a vaccine injury fits within the parameters set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table, the burden shifts to the government to prove that the vaccine did not cause the injury. These “table cases” are often easier to prove in Court.

As of late 2016, two common vaccine injuries, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (“GBS”) and SIRVA (“Shoulder Injury Resulting from Vaccine Administration”), were not listed on the Vaccine Injury Table, although these cases have been compensated for years.

However, due to the publication of various uncontroverted medical literature establishing the legitimacy of these vaccine related injuries, a recent amendment has been made by the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) to the Vaccine Injury Table to include SIRVA and GBS (as a result of the seasonal influenza vaccination). This means that certain SIRVA and GBS cases that fit within the parameters of the table may be streamlined through the program and easier to prove in Court.

If you or a loved one has suffered from SIRVA or GBS as a result of a vaccination, please contact us immediately for a free consultation. Our attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of SIRVA and GBS cases in the VICP.  The Program pays for attorney’s fees and costs so there is no financial burden on the client. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Vaccine Injury Table Has Been Revised to Include GBS and SIRVA

The Vaccine Injury Table is a chart that outlines vaccines and possible vaccine injuries that are recognized as compensable cases by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). While vaccine injuries not listed on the table may also be compensated, if a vaccine injury fits within the parameters set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table, the burden shifts to the government to prove that the vaccine did not cause the injury. These “table cases” are often easier to prove in Court. As of late 2016, two common vaccine injuries, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (“GBS”) and SIRVA (“Shoulder Injury Resulting from Vaccine Administration”), were not...

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Effective Immediately: The Statute of Limitations for Shoulder Injuries and Guillain-Barre Syndrome Cases Has Been Extended [Retroactively] to March 27th, 2009.

Effective March 21, 2017, the vaccine injury table was amended to include: Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) from an influenza vaccine; and Shoulder injury cases (SIRVA).   This means that someone diagnosed with a shoulder injury or GBS following a flu vaccine as far back as March 20, 2009, could be entitled to money damages.   Accordingly, if you or someone you know had GBS or a shoulder injury from vaccination at any time from March 20, 2009 forward, and you or that person either did not know about the vaccine program in time to file a claim or the claim was filed within the past...

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A New Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Phase II Clinical Trial

Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of acute neuromuscular weakness in the Western World. GBS is a rapidly progressive disorder of the perihperal nerves often leading to sever paresthesia of the limbs. Most GBS patients also have sensory disturbances such as numbness and tingling and some can have issues involving the respiratory muscles, leading to breathing issues. Up to 30 percent of patients are left with a permanent disability, including some who cannot walk unassisted.

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a similar inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system and is considered the chronic counterpart of GBS. GBS and CIDP can be triggered by various vaccinations such as the influenza vaccine, tetanus shot, Hepatitis B vaccine, the Gardasil vaccine, and other vaccinations.

Flu Shot and Other Vaccinations Can Cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. GBS can be triggered by various vaccinations such as the influenza vaccine, tetanus shot, Hepatitis B vaccine, the Gardasil vaccine, and other vaccinations. The symptoms of Guillain Barre Syndrome typically start within one day to several weeks after a vaccination, but usually peak around 2 weeks after the vaccination is administered. Most people recover fully from GBS, but some people have permanent nerve damage.