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Transverse Myelitis Vaccine Injury Compensation Lawyers

Utah Transverse Myelitis injury compenstion lawyer

Representing Transverse Myelitis Claims Due to Vaccine Injury in Illinois and Nationwide

Imagine being diagnosed with transverse myelitis (TM), a condition interrupts the balance of communication between the spinal cord and the rest of your body. Where would you turn for help? How long is the recovery time? What treatment options are available? How will you pay for the help you need? For some people, having TM is a harsh reality with an abundance of unanswered questions.

This neurological disorder may be brought on by a flu shot or other vaccine. The Vaccine Injury Law Project based in Chicago, Illinois was founded to help individuals and families seeking the compensation necessary to manage or recover from vaccine injuries. For more than ten years, our firm has championed the rights of children and adults negatively impacted by adverse vaccine events.

In one representative case, Attorney Ed Kraus represented a client with transverse myelitis following an influenza vaccine. The client was awarded a lump sum payment of $500,000.

What is Transverse Myelitis (TM)?

TM is a disorder of the nervous system specific to one or more sections of the spinal cord. In transverse myelitis, there is acute inflammation across the width of the spinal cord. This disorder destroys myelin, a fatty substance that protects the fibers of nerve cells in the body. When that substance is removed from the nerve cells in the spinal cord, the spinal cord loses its ability to communicate with the rest of the body. While rare, vaccines such as influenza, Hepatitis B, MMR and DTP have been linked to TM and can affect people of any age.

Symptoms and Treatment for Transverse Myelitis

Transverse myelitis symptoms may vary from mild impairment to severe debilitation. Some of the symptoms people may experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Lower back pain;
  • Abnormal sensation;
  • Muscle weakness and spasms;
  • Tingling or pain in extremities;
  • Urinary retention;
  • Loss of balance;
  • Respiratory issues;
  • Loss of bowel control; and
  • Paralysis.

TM may manifest within hours or several weeks. These symptoms may be temporary or cause lifelong impairment. Treatment options depend on the severity of symptoms, but may include drug therapy to decrease inflammation and manage pain as well as rehabilitative therapy. Some of our clients have a long road of recovery ahead; we work hard to make sure they get the help they deserve.

Trusted Help for Transverse Myelitis Cases Triggered by Vaccines

Please contact our firm today to speak with a vaccine injury attorney about your possible claim. We have the knowledge and experience to help you understand your legal rights regarding vaccine induced transverse myelitis. We serve clients across the nation offering high-quality, no-cost representation. Please call 312-858-2177 to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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