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Transverse Myelitis Vaccine Injury Compensation Lawyers

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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.

In addition to spinal cord trauma from a fall or accident, this neurological disorder may be brought on by a flu shot or other vaccine. The Vaccine Injury Law Project in Chicago, Illinois was founded to help families seek 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 vaccine administration.

In one notable case, Ed Kraus represented a client who suffered from transverse myelitis after receiving an influenza vaccine. The person 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 areas 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 patients' symptoms may vary from mild impairment to severe debilitation. Some of the symptoms people may experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss of spinal cord function;
  • Lower back pain;
  • 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 they help they deserve.

Trusted Help for Transverse Myelitis Cases Triggered by Vaccines

Please contact our firm today to speak with a vaccine injuries attorney about your possible claim. We have the knowledge and experience to help you understand your legal rights regarding your diagnosis of transverse myelitis caused by a vaccine. We serve clients across the nation offering high-quality, no-cost representation. Please call 312-906-5072 to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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