Vaccine Compensation Claims
Vaccines are intended to prevent the widespread contraction of a deadly and/or highly contagious illness, particularly among the very young, old and sick. Unfortunately, in rare cases, the vaccine itself can cause serious injury or even death, particularly when it is not administered properly.
Contact me, a Phoenix, Arizona pharmaceutical malpractice trial lawyer, today to discuss compensation for injuries sustained from a vaccine.
Vaccine Compensation Claims
I am Stephen I. Leshner. Vaccination compensation claims can be very difficult to prove. The success of these claims depends on whether it can be shown that an illness, or death, was caused by administration of the vaccine.
I won a $250,000.00 verdict on behalf of a Phoenix couple whose infant son died after receiving a DTaP vaccination. At the time of the vaccination, the infant was four months old. He was born prematurely, was blind, hydrocephalic, on a feeding tube, and living in a skilled nursing facility when he was administered a series of well-baby vaccinations, including DTaP.
I was able to prove that the DTaP vaccination caused the infant’s death. The Special Master awarded the parents $250,000.00, which is the maximum general damage award available in that court. The decision has been published by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Special Masters Division.
GBS – Guillain-Barré Syndrome
GBS syndrome is a rare disease in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. The weakness and tingling often spreads to the arms and upper body, increasing until the patient is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases, the disease becomes deadly, often causing the victim to require a respirator.
Vaccinations will occasionally trigger GBS, although it has not been determined what causes the illness. The disorder can develop within a few weeks or even within hours or days. There is no known cure for GBS, but therapy and treatment for the complications of the disease can help. I have settled several cases for clients who contracted GBS after receiving an influenza vaccine, and am currently representing several other clients who contracted GBS after receiving a vaccine. In one of my cases, my client received a settlement of $950,000.00 after contracting GBS as a result of a flu vaccine.
When you or a loved one is suffering from GBS triggered by a flu vaccination, it is important to contact an attorney to learn about your rights to compensation for your injuries.
Experienced, Skilled, Successful Phoenix Attorney
At Stephen I. Leshner, P.C., I provide personal and professional service. I take cases when I feel confident that I can secure compensation for clients – I have won verdicts and achieved settlements in cases thought unlikely to succeed by other lawyers.
If you become seriously ill or have lost a loved one due to complications from a vaccine, pleasecontact me, a Phoenix vaccine compensation claim attorney online, or call 602 266-9000 today.