WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans receive millions of doses of the flu vaccine every year. Many millions of other vaccines are also administered to adults and children including vaccines that protect from diseases such as tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, polio, HPV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, varicella, pneumonia, and many more. While the majority of vaccines are safe, a small percentage of people are injured by vaccines every year.
On March 21, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Human Services released a new version of the Vaccine Injury Table, including sweeping changes that make it much easier for those who suffered certain types of vaccine injuries to receive monetary compensation from a government Fund. The new Vaccine Injury Table promulgated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, gives the presumption of causation to all cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome ("GBS") where an onset of symptoms occurred within 3 to 42 days of receiving an influenza ("flu") vaccination. This long-awaited change makes it much easier for those with GBS to recover a significant monetary award from the government if the onset of their GBS occurred days or weeks after receiving a flu shot.
Because of the new regulations, obtaining compensation for claims of flu-GBS will likely be much easier. According to vaccine attorney Leah Durant, "the Secretary of Health and Human Services has now made GBS an injury listed on the Vaccine Table for flu vaccine." "Because of this change," Durant continued, "petitioners are no longer required to show proof of actual causation."
The new regulations cover all individuals who are diagnosed with flu-GBS in the future, and for the past eight years. Those who have experienced GBS after receiving a flu shot, since March 21, 2009, are encouraged to consult with an experienced vaccine attorney to see if compensation may be available for them.
The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC has been successful in representing individuals in cases of GBS linked to the flu vaccine. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with GBS following receipt of a flu shot, contact the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC to discuss your case today. Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant specializes in representing individuals harmed by vaccines, obtaining money for their injuries under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Fees are paid by the Court, so representation of your vaccine injury claim will come at little or no financial cost to you. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC today.
CONTACT: Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, (202) 775-9200
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