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Monday, December 19, 2016

What to Do if You or Someone You Love is Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following Receipt the Flu Vaccine


What to Do if You or Someone You Love is Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following a Flu Vaccination

Although reported cases remain relatively rare, awareness of the link between Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the flu shot is growing. Our firm has helped clients obtain compensation for vaccine-related GBS, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed adding GBS to the Vaccine Injury Table – an official record of recognized medical conditions associated with certain vaccines.

If you or someone you love one has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, it is important to determine whether you or your loved one’s condition is related to the flu vaccination.
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Monday, December 19, 2016

How Much is My Claim Worth? Calculating Damages for Vaccine Injury Claims


How Much is My Claim Worth? Calculating Damages for Vaccine Injury Claims

Before filing a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), it is important to understand the elements of damages that are available to petitioners in vaccine injury claims. While your vaccine attorney will handle the specifics of preparing a demand for compensation for you, you will need to provide your attorney with information critical to your demand to assist your attorney in the compilation of documents and the calculation of your demand for damages.

In vaccine injury claims, there are three primary types of compensation available:

  • Out of Pocket Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

Calculating Medical Expenses from a Vaccine Injury

Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, individuals who experience vaccine-related injuries are Read more . . .


Monday, December 19, 2016

HPV Vaccine Shows Promising Results | Law Offices of Leah V. Durant


HPV Vaccine Shows Promising Results

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually-transmitted infection that newly affects approximately three million people in the United States every year. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that as many as one out of every four Americans may be infected with HPV.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Law Offices of Leah Durant Represents Clients Diagnosed with Flu GBS

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare and debilitating disease that has been linked to certain vaccinations, including the annual flu shot. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, read below to learn more about whether compensation may be available for you.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

FluMist Nasal Vaccine Not Recommended for 2016-17 Flu Season

First licensed in 2003, the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) nasal spray (sold under the brand name FluMist by MedImmune, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca) was seen as a revolutionary breakthrough. The first of its kind – and still the only nasal spray flu vaccine ever to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – FluMist became a popular choice for vaccinating children in particular due to its avoidance of the risks associated with vaccine injections. In recent flu seasons, as many as one third of all children who received flu vaccinations received FluMist.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Back-to-School Vaccinations—Is Your Child Due?

Now that back-to-school season is upon us, parents across the country are scheduling appointments to make sure that their children are up to date on their vaccinations. Is your child due for a vaccination before the first day of school? Here are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations for early childhood and teenage vaccinations...


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

EEOC Sues Hospital That Fired Worker Who Refused Flu Shot and Objected to Face Mask

What is a "reasonable accommodation" for a flu vaccine objector?

A new lawsuit brought by the EEOC, based on unique facts, raises questions about how far hospitals can go in imposing vaccine requirements on employees and then punishing those who do not fully comply.

An employee of Baystate Medical Center had sought a religious accommodation from a mandatory influenza immunization policy applicable to all employees. Workers were required to receive a flu shot or, alternatively, wear a facemask all the time.

The hospital said it fired the employee because she not only refused the flu vaccine but also sometimes pulled down the facemask so that she could speak clearly.


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

California Vaccine Exemptions Ban Takes Effect

On July 1, 2016, one of the most fiercely-contested pieces of legislation went into effect in California-- the vaccination law known as Senate Bill 277. The passage of SB 277 effectively eliminated the long-standing and frequently cited personal and religious belief exemptions from childhood vaccination requirements.

Effective immediately, California schools cannot admit new students or advance students into the seventh grade without proof of vaccination. The only way around the vaccination requirement is a medical excuse, such as leukemia or other conditions for which vaccination would be contraindicated.


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Monday, July 18, 2016

Are Vaccines Safe? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Vaccines


Each year, the federal government receives tens of thousands of reports of vaccine-related illness and injuries.  While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report [f1] that, “the current U.S. vaccine supply is the safest in history,” it is still important to understand that although proven safe and effective, vaccines do not come without risk.

Although the vast majority of individuals who receive flu shots and other vaccinations experience no adverse effects, each year many people experience symptoms, from allergic reactions to


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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System – What is It and How Does it Work?

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a program that allows vaccine manufacturers, healthcare providers, vaccine recipients and their families to report vaccine injuries. In recent years, reports under VAERS and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program have both been on the rise.


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