Important Information Regarding Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (or GBS), is a rare and debilitating disease that affects the body’s immune system. GBS causes the immune system to attack healthy nerve cells, which can lead to numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, muscle weakness, severe nerve damage and paralysis. In some rare instances GBS may also result in death, most often due to respiratory failure.
While the exact cause of GBS remains unknown, Guillain-Barre Syndrome has been linked to certain vaccinations – including the annual flu shot and tetanus vaccine. If you have been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome following a flu shot or tetanus vaccination, compensation may be available for you.
Important Information About Vaccine-Related GBS
1. Early Symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome
It is important for individuals to familiarize themselves with the symptoms of vaccine-related illnesses or injuries, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome. If you or a loved one has experienced symptoms of GBS following a flu shot or other vaccination, seeking immediate medical treatment, including a proper and firm diagnosis, may be critical to your health and future recovery.
Learn more about the early warning signs of GBS in: How Detecting the Early Symptoms of GBS Can Help Your Vaccine Injury Claim.
2. What to Do if Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following a Vaccination
Following a diagnosis of GBS, there are important steps that should be taken in order to protect one’s claim to financial compensation. For more information, read What to Do if Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following a Vaccination.
3. Newly-Released Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome Offers Renewed Hope
In 2016, a new, less-invasive treatment for GBS entered Phase 2 clinical trials – a critical step on the path to receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While there are currently two methods of treatment for available for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, both methods may present drawbacks and limitations for certain individuals.
Learn more about available treatment options for GBS in: Newly-Released Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome Offers Renewed Hope.
4. Seeking Compensation for Vaccine-Related GBS
Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), individuals or their heirs who experience vaccine-related injuries or death can seek and obtain compensation for economic and other losses including pain and suffering, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and the cost of future care. Since 1988, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid compensation to individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and deaths, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays claimants’ legal fees separate and apart from awards of compensation, so pursuing a claim for your vaccine-related injury will come at no financial cost to you.
Find out more about filing a GBS claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Schedule a Free Consultation with National Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant
Leah Durant is a qualified attorney who represents individuals suffering from GBS and other vaccine-related injuries nationwide. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome caused by a vaccination, contact Leah Durant today for a free, no-cost consultation to determine whether compensation may be available for you. To learn more about filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, call (202) 800-1711 or request a consultation online today.
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The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC represents clients in complex vaccine litigation claims. Based in Washington, DC, vaccine attorney Leah Durant is available to represent clients from all 50 states. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant to determine whether compensation may be available for you.