Early Symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome
One of the primary functions of the immune system is to distinguish between the body and foreign agents, keeping the individual healthy and strong while at the same time attacking and destroying outside invaders. Guillain-Barre syndrome (or GBS) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system malfunctions and begins attacking its own nervous system. In patients diagnosed with GBS, the myelin sheath that covers the nerves and assists with signal transmission is attacked during a process called demyelination. Unlike Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (or CIDP), the chronic form of the disease, GBS presents quickly and is frequently followed by some sort of infection or illness, and in some cases follows administration of a flu shot. GBS following flu vaccination is marked by tingling and weakness in the arms and legs. If left undiagnosed and untreated, severe forms of GBS may lead to whole body paralysis, hospitalization, or even death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is rare for patients who received a flu vaccine to develop GBS within the few days or weeks following administration of the flu vaccine. Although the risk may be small, for those individuals who find themselves harmed after receiving the flu shot, the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is available to help you obtain compensation for your injuries by filing a claim through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Legal Help at No Cost to You
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault compensation program that allows victims of flu vaccine and other vaccine injuries to obtain compensation without paying attorneys’ fees or expensive costs associated with traditional tort litigation. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program allows vaccine attorneys to seek compensation on your behalf with no upfront cost to you. At the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, our Firm pays all filing fees and costs related to your flu GBS vaccine injury claim, so that services of our vaccine attorney come at little or no financial cost to you.
Cases of GBS resulting from flu vaccines are eligible for compensation under certain circumstances. If the administration of your flu vaccine has caused you to suffer a case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), AMAN, CIDP, or any other demyelinating disorder, compensation may be available for your vaccine injury. Contact the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC to learn if a remedy exists for you.