If you have been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) following a tetanus or flu vaccination and you have questions, you are not alone. Here you will find answers to frequently-asked questions about GBS and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Despite recent advancements in medical technology, there is still relatively little known about GBS. However, more and more cases are linking GBS to the influenza and tetanus vaccinations, and compensation is now available for GBS under the federal government’s VICP. Continue reading to learn more about GBS and the process involved in filing a lawsuit under the VICP:
Q: What causes GBS?
One of the most-surprising facts about GBS is that its exact cause remain unknown. However, scientists have pointed to a number of potential factors, and a strong link between GBS and vaccines for tetanus and influenza has been established.
Q: Is it possible to take legal action after being diagnosed with flu-GBS or CIDP?
If you have been diagnosed with GBS or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) following a vaccination, you may be able to take legal action to secure a financial recovery. This involves filing a lawsuit under the VICP.
Q: Is it possible to completely recover from GBS?
The prognosis for individuals with GBS depends greatly on the specific variant diagnosed. While some people make a complete recovery, others may experience relapses, and some variants of GBS can have lifelong effects.
Q: What are the long-term risks associated with GBS?
The long-term risks associated with GBS vary among the disease’s different forms. The possibilities range from complete recovery to long-term respiratory complications and the possibility of permanent paralysis.
Q: How do you determine if GBS was caused by a vaccination?
Establishing a link between your vaccination and your diagnosis of GBS will require the expertise of a doctor who is familiar with vaccine-related illnesses. You should be sure to tell your doctor about your recent vaccination, and at GBS Vaccine Lawyer, our medical staff is available to assist in determining the cause of your condition.
Q: How long does it take to win compensation through a vaccine lawsuit?
Once you file a vaccine lawsuit, you could secure a settlement in as little as a few months, or your case could be in the Vaccine Court for a year or longer. There is no definitive answer, and the severity of your illness, the government attorneys involved in your case and numerous other factors all play a role in determining the duration of your vaccine lawsuit.
Q: How much does it cost to hire a vaccine lawyer?
Because the VICP covers petitioners’ legal fees separately from their awards of financial compensation, hiring an experienced vaccine lawyer can come at no financial cost to you.
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If you would like more information about GBS, its link to the flu and tetanus vaccinations, or your rights under the VICP, contact GBS Vaccine Lawyer for a free consultation. To speak with national vaccine attorney Leah Durant in confidence, call (202) 775-9200 or request an appointment online today.