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Illinois Attorneys for Meningococcal Injection Injury Lawsuits

Cook County meningococcal vaccine injury lawyer

Menactra Injury Compensation Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout the United States

There are a few different vaccines used to prevent meningococcal disease. For some individuals, these vaccines cause life-altering injuries and severe adverse reactions.

Compensation for these types of injuries may be available through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Attorney Ed Kraus can file your claim, at no cost to you. We are located in Chicago, Illinois, but serve clients injured by vaccines all across the country.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Menactra

Menactra, one type of meningococcal vaccine, has been tied to Guillain-Barre syndrome. While there is no definite evidence showing Menactra causes the autoimmune disorder, there have been anecdotal reports of Menactra recipients who experience Guillain-Barre symptoms within six weeks of vaccination. The CDC reports that by February, 2008, 26 confirmed cases of GBS following Menactra had been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Reporting an adverse event to VAERS is voluntary. Most likely, all cases of vaccine injury are not reported to VAERS, so the number of people who develop GBS and other health problems after vaccination may be much higher.

Currently, the direct link between Menactra and GBS is not proven, so you must prove the connection in order to recover compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Vaccine injury attorney Ed Kraus has handled many cases in which the cause of the vaccine injury must be proven.

Other Meningococcal Vaccine Injuries

Menactra and other vaccines like it can cause a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, which could lead to injury or possibly death.

GBS and an allergic reaction are not the only adverse events possible with this type of vaccine. Individuals respond differently to these inoculations, and you could suffer an injury that has yet to be tied to meningococcal vaccines. Regardless of the specific injury, we will fight to prove the vaccine caused it.

If you live in Chicago, Illinois or anywhere else in the nation, and if you or a loved one was injured by the meningococcal vaccine, please contact the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent to learn more about vaccine injury compensation. Call 312-906-5072, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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