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National Vaccine Injury Attorneys Representing Clients with Guillain-Barre Syndrome

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3,000 to 6,000 people in the United States develop Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) each year. While rare, GBS causes the immune system to attack nerve cells in the body, leading to weakened muscles and, at times, even paralysis. For some individuals, Guillain-Barre syndrome is brought on by the seasonal influenza vaccine, though other vaccines can also cause GBS.

The Vaccine Injury Law Project is committed to helping children and adults who suffer from vaccine injuries such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. For more than ten years the firm has helped clients successfully pursue claims for injury and death caused by vaccination. Our team provides high-quality, compassionate representation at no cost to you or your loved one. If you believe GBS is linked to a vaccine, we are available to speak with you today.

In one representative case, Attorney Ed Kraus was able to secure a lump sum payment of $541,705.24 for lost earnings and pain and suffering, as well as an annuity contract to provide payments for future care for a client that developed GBS following a seasonal influenza vaccination.

How Does Guillain-Barre Syndrome Affect People?

When GBS is the result of a vaccination, symptoms are often present within a few days, and even up to several weeks after vaccination. For individuals that develop GBS symptoms following vaccination within that time frame, a claim for compensation under the VICP may be filed pursuant to the Vaccine Injury Table. The National Institutes of Health reports that GBS can:

  • Affect people of any age;
  • Cause weakness or paralysis within a short time;
  • Have a short or long-term recovery period;
  • Cause muscle relapse years after initial onset or symptoms; and
  • Be treated with various therapies, although there is no cure.

Decreased mobility, difficulty controlling facial movement, blood pressure fluctuation, and labored breathing are just some of the physical challenges of GBS that may impact an individual. In addition, those affected may suffer from emotional distress. Treatment options to navigate the physiological and psychological impact can be costly. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with GBS after the administration of a vaccine, you may be eligible to pursue a claim.

What Vaccines Are Linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

Proving causation in a vaccination injury or death case requires the assistance of a firm with experience bringing cases before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. National Vaccine Compensation Program (VICP) cases are extremely complex. Such litigation requires skilled handling of medical data, including medical records, medical literature and potentially involving working with a medical expert witness, as well as navigating strict federal procedures.

Our firm is a respected leader in representing clients impacted by various vaccines, including those that are linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome. Vaccines that may be connected to the onset of GBS include, but are not limited to:

GBS has four major sub-types: acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP); acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN); acute motor and sensory neuropathy (AMSAN); and Fisher Syndrome (FS). Each sub-type of this syndrome has distinct characteristics. The level of detail it takes to make the connection between symptoms and a vaccine requires the help of a knowledgeable vaccine injury lawyer.

Contact a National Vaccine Injury Lawyer Now

We are a Chicago-based firm operating on the campus of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology. We provide no-cost legal representation for individuals, or surviving family members, with a vaccine injury or death claim. Contact our office today to set up a complimentary consultation. Please call 312-906-5072 to speak with an attorney.

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