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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

10 Common Flu Shot Injuries and Illnesses


The flu shot is the most widely administered vaccine in the United States. Approximately half of the U.S. population gets immunized against the flu each year. While the vast majority of flu shot recipients experience no ill effects or only mild side effects, a small percentage of recipients are diagnosed with immunization-related injuries and illnesses.


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Monday, February 28, 2022

Is the Flu Vaccine to Blame for Your GBS Diagnosis?


There has recently been some discussion in the news about the link between the flu vaccine and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). While the precise cause of GBS is still unknown, there is a well-established link between the flu vaccine and this rare autoimmune disorder. This article provides a brief overview of this link as well as some important information about GBS and flu vaccine claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

The Link Between GBS and the Flu Vaccine—As Recognized Under the VICP

Vaccine-related injuries and illnesses that are eligible for compensation under the VICP are listed on the


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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2021 Year-End Vaccine Injury Claim Statistics


The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) published year-end statistics for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) on January 1, 2022. Since the VICP operates on a fiscal year, the 2021 year-end data include claims from the first quarter of FY 2022. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant highlights some notable 2021 year-end figures from the program.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Pain After Flu Shot: What Is Normal (and What Isn’t)?


Pain after a flu shot is normal. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

CDC Publishes FAQs about Getting a Flu Shot During the COVID-19 Pandemic


With the 2021-2022 flu season in full swing, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are encouraging the vast majority of Americans to get a flu shot. The CDC recommends the flu shot for most people, with the


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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Children


Children can face various health risks, from diseases such as the flu and chickenpox to physical injuries such as scrapes, bruises and broken bones. We rely on vaccines and health care providers to help protect our children, and we don’t expect getting our children vaccinated or taking our children to the doctor to result in even more harm.

Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected happens. For example, one risk associated with getting vaccinated against the flu – for children and adults – is the risk of contracting Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). While cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome linked to the flu shot are rare, the link is strong enough for GBS to be listed as an


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Monday, November 1, 2021

When Can You File a Vaccine Injury Claim for Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?


Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disorder with no known cause and no known cure. However, medical science has established a link between Guillain-Barre Syndrome and certain vaccinations, and many vaccine recipients have succeeded in recovering financial compensation for GBS under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). In this article, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant explains what individuals who have been diagnosed with GBS need to know about filing a VICP claim.

When is GBS Considered a Vaccine Injury?

There are two circumstances in which


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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Where Can I Get a Flu Shot?


If you are like many people, one of the items on your holiday season to-do list is to get your annual flu shot. Flu activity peaks between December and February, and the U.


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Monday, July 12, 2021

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the Flu Shot: What You Need to Know


Over the past few years, we have represented several individuals who have been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) after getting a flu shot. GBS is a rare but potentially serious complication of influenza immunization that currently has no known cure. There are also several variants of GBS that have been linked to the flu shot, and each of these variants has its own unique set of symptoms, risks and potential outcomes.


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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

With Flu Numbers at Record Lows, the CDC Still Recommends Vaccination


With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people throughout the United States and worldwide to stay home and maintain social distancing, flu cases are at record lows this season. According to CBS News, “High vaccine rates, in combination with face masks, social distancing, school closures, stay-at-home orders and a lack of international travel, have led to a record low number of flu cases.”

But, while this is perhaps a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.


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Monday, March 8, 2021

Our Vaccine Injury Claim Results in 2020


Each year, we help numerous individuals and families across the country recover financial compensation for vaccine-related injuries and illnesses under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Last year was no different. Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to continue serving clients across the country remotely, and the federal Vaccine Court continued to process claims in an efficient manner. Here is a summary of our results in flu vaccine injury and other VICP claims in 2020:


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