Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Lawyer

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare neurological disorder that causes the immune system to attack the myelin sheath protecting the peripheral nerves (those extending away from the spinal cord to other parts of the body). It is a variant of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS); and, like GBS, it has been linked to certain types of vaccinations. Due to the potential for debilitating and lasting effects, individuals who are diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy following a vaccination should speak with a CIDP lawyer about seeking compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

Which Vaccines Have Been Linked to CIDP?

Although the precise reaction that triggers CIDP remains unknown, there have been multiple cases of vaccine recipients being diagnosed with CIDP following their immunizations. CIDP is primarily linked to four vaccines:

What are the Long-Term Effects of CIDP?

While individual prognoses vary, some vaccine recipients who are diagnosed with CIDP can experience lasting effects including pain, sensory impairments, double vision, difficulty swallowing, paralysis and chronic fatigue. Certain complications are possible as well, including the risk of respiratory failure. As a result, many patients must receive regular and ongoing medical care, and the financial cost of this care can be substantial.

Can Vaccine Recipients Seek Financial Compensation for CIDP?

Yes. Individuals who are diagnosed with CIDP following certain vaccination can seek financial compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a federal government program established in 1988 that has paid more than $3 billion to vaccine recipients diagnosed with illnesses and injuries following their immunizations. The VICP pays compensation for:

  • Medical expenses for treating vaccine-related CIDP (including plasmapheresis and Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy)
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering

Our results in VICP claims filed on behalf of vaccine recipients diagnosed with CIDP include:

  • $175,000 for a client diagnosed with CIDP after a flu shot
  • $545,000 for a client diagnosed with CIDP after a flu shot

What Steps Should Vaccine Recipients Take After a CIDP Diagnosis?

For individuals diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, speaking with a CIDP lawyer is the first step on the road to financial recovery. While vaccine recipients have the option to file VICP claims on their own, the process is complicated, and it costs nothing out-of-pocket to hire an attorney. In fact, since the VICP pays claimants’ legal fees separately from their compensation awards, you can hire a lawyer for you VICP claim at no financial cost. Individual results vary, but we have been successful in securing settlements for many of our vaccine injury clients in as little as a few months.

Speak With an Experienced CIDP Lawyer About Possible Financial Compensation for Your Vaccine Injury

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with CIDP following a DTaP, Hepatitis B, influenza or MMR vaccination, we encourage you to contact us promptly to discuss your VICP claim. To speak with CIDP lawyer Leah V. Durant in confidence, please call 202-800-1711 or request a free consultation online today.

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