The HPV vaccine protects against the Human Papillomavirus which can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer, including cervical cancer in women, genital cancers and throat and mouth cancers in women and men. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that male and female preteens, ages 11 and 12, receive the vaccine. While the benefits of the vaccine are great, there are also negative side effects to be considered. Some of the common side effects include pain, fever, dizziness, fainting and severe allergic reaction. The question is, can the vaccine also cause premature ovarian failure as well? According to two Mount Horeb, Wisconsin sisters, this is exactly what happened to them.
Madelyne Meylor, now 21, and her sister, Olivia Meylor, now 20, both received the vaccine when they were teenagers. The vaccine is given in three doses which are usually administered two months apart. Shortly after receiving their final dose, both girls informed that their ovaries had stopped producing eggs.
Later, the girls filed a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. By filing a claim with this program, the girls brought their case to Federal court. The court granted them a hearing in Washington, D.C. in November and a supplemental hearing in February. Additional paperwork was filed by the attorneys on both sides, but no decision has been made.
Almost $6 million in compensation has been given to HPV vaccine claimants since the first HPV vaccine claim was filed. Since June 2006, approximately 25,000 cases of adverse side effects have been reported to the CDC.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a vaccine, you should contact a vaccine attorney for a case evaluation to determine whether your claim is eligible for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Leah Durant can assist you with all vaccine related matters. Call (202)800-1711 for a consultation today.