Gold law Firm, LLC, national vaccine injury attorneys and law firm recently filed a vaccine petition for an elderly old woman who had a severe reaction to the flu shot resulting in a diagnosis of transverse myelitis. The case, filed in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., sought recovery under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program..
“This case is a striking example of the injuries and adverse reactions that can occur as a result of vaccinations,” says Howard Gold, a leading Vaccine injury attorney.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu shot is designed to protect young and old alike from contracting the influenza (flu) virus, which can have devastating effects on the infirm and elderly and can be debilitating to otherwise healthy individuals, leading to more severe conditions.
In this most recent case, 17-vv-846. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, the Petitioner received the Flu shot and within several days began to experience numbness in her lower extremities. After enduring painful diagnostic tests and treatment, the Petitioner was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord. These reactions, along with shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) and other vaccine injury reactions are continually reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) as occurring after the flu shot. “I strongly believe that children and adults alike should be receiving ALL of their mandatory vaccinations. However, it’s important to talk to your health care practitioner about the risks,” states Gold, who has been handling Vaccine cases for 20 years.
Gold also says that there is nothing inherently wrong with the flu (influenza) shot vaccine but that each person is different and reacts differently to each vaccination. That is why it’s essential that the public be aware of a Program intended to compensate them if they do, in fact, have a vaccine reaction.
Petitioners have three (3) years from the onset of the vaccine injury (or two years from date of death) to file a claim in the Vaccine Court, specifically known as the United States Court of Federal Claims. Gold states that the “Program is not used as much as it could be because the American public is just not aware of it. I receive at least 5 calls a month from individuals who cannot obtain compensation because the deadline has passed. They just found out about it too late. We all need to do a better job in getting the word out to the public that the Program exists.” More information is available on vaccine injuries at http://www.goldlawfirm.net
Howard S. Gold, Esquire
Gold Law Firm, LLC.