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Illinois Attorneys for Meningococcal Vaccination Injury Lawsuits

Cook County meningococcal vaccine injury lawyer

Lawyers Serving Clients Injured By Meningoccal Vaccines Throughout the United States

There are a few different vaccines used to prevent meningococcal disease. For rare 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. Attorneys Ed Kraus, Amy Kraus and Brynna Gang 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 associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. While it is difficult to find definitive evidence showing Menactra causes some cases of the autoimmune disorder, there have been anecdotal reports of Menactra recipients who experience Guillain-Barre symptoms within six weeks of vaccination. For example, the CDC reported 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. As every case of vaccine injury are not reported to VAERS, the number of people who develop GBS and other health problems after vaccination may be much higher.

Currently, the direct link between meningococcal vaccines and GBS are not proven, so you must establish the connection in order to recover compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The vaccine injury attorneys at the Vaccine Injury Law Project have handled many cases requiring the linking of the administered vaccine to the subsequent adverse event.

Other Meningococcal Vaccine Injuries

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

Individuals respond differently to these vaccinations, and so 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 Vaccine Injury Law Project to learn more about vaccine injury compensation. Call 312-906-5072, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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