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What You Should Know

Did a vaccination make you sick? You may be a victim and not even know it

Over the past few years I’ve seen a rise in the number of establishments that are willing to provide low cost or no cost (with insurance) flu shots to their customers. Many of these places (nationwide pharmacy chains in particular) heavily advertise the vaccine as a quick, easy, low cost way to improve your chances of not contracting a nasty flu virus. With the fast-paced rate at which most people live their lives, a quick, easy, low-cost remedy to any problem is certainly eye-catching. However, what these establishments don’t want you to know is the flu shot can cause serious injuries– and pharmaceutical companies are statutorily immune from being sued for those injuries. And, even fewer people know there is a National Vaccine Compensation Program that has been set up to handle these types of claims.

Yes, you read that correctly. The federal government is so aware of the fact that Americans are being injured by vaccines that it has actually established a program which processes these claims. Located in Washington, D.C., it even has its own court.

Every day, people in the United States are injured or killed by vaccines, and almost all of them have no clue that a vaccine compensation program exists. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? You can obtain data on reported vaccine injuries on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website, at https://vaers.hhs.gov/data/index. Additionally, every three months the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines meets, and the Department of Justice issues a report of cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths. Those reports can be found here: http://vaccineimpact.com/vaccine-injuries-and-deaths-compensated-through-vaccine-court/.

There is a long list of reported injuries that are being caused by vaccines, and claims are being paid on those injuries; you’ll find that information in those reports. Over $3 billion dollars in a federal trust is specifically earmarked to compensate victims of vaccine injuries. The trust has been funded by taxes on those same vaccines.

The most terrifying information found in the information cited above is the number of claims paid for injuries caused by the flu shot. Most notably, the Vaccine Compensation Program recognizes the link between the flu shot and a rare but very serious autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Guillain-Barre is a disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in your peripheral nervous system, leading to weakness, numbness, tingling, and can eventually cause paralysis. It is estimated that thousands of individuals contract this disorder as a result of obtaining the flu shot and have no idea the vaccination is the culprit. This is also true of several other vaccinations such as:

Hepatitis B Vaccine:Encephalitis, Dystonia, Tremors, Headaches, Neurological Disorders, and many more
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine:Hearing Loss, Photophobia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Optic Neuritis, and many more
HPV Vaccine:Pancreatitis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Fatigue, Cognitive Impairment, and many more
Meningitis Vaccine:Aplastic Anemia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Dizziness, Headaches, Chronic Pain, Fatigue
Tetanus Vaccine:Transverse Myelitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Adhesive Capulitis, and many more
Influenza Vaccine:Encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Tinnitus, Cerebellar Ataxia, Brachial Neuritis, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, and many more

This is information that the American public deserves to know! While injuries caused by vaccinations are uncommon, they do occur, and compensation may be available.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a vaccination, call the attorneys at Fasig and Brooks today for a free consultation.