Recently the results of a study were published concluding no significant connection exists between the flu vaccine and and the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome. However, researchers didn't completely eliminate the possible connections, noting: "We do believe that there was a connection with flu vaccine years ago when they made the vaccine under special circumstances."
While vaccines are generally safe, they have been found to create risks for a small segment of the population. If you have sustained a vaccination injury, a knowledgeable San Francisco law firm can help you determine your next steps.
For most people, vaccines provide necessary protections against many common diseases. However, as with as any medical procedure risks exist. Recognizing these dangers the federal government has created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which makes it easier to receive compensation for vaccine-related injuries. The federal government set up a "no fault' system to fulfill this goal. To be compensated, the injured party need only show they were vaccinated by one of the covered vaccines and that the vaccine caused the injury.
Some of the covered vaccines include:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A
- Trivalent influenza
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
This list is continually updated, so you may be covered even if you don't find a specific vaccine on this list. For more information about vaccine injuries, please contact a San Francisco personal injury lawyer at Bostwick and Peterson right away.