Recently, we settled an injury claim in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for a client who suffered Guillain–Barré Syndrome as a result of the flu vaccine. Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. In this case, we claimed that the disorder was caused by the flu vaccine. Over the course of the past several years, we have represented many people suffering from GBS claimed to have been caused by the flu vaccine.
As a result of our experience, we were able to locate an expert witness who confirmed the cause. We filed our petition with the United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Master in the summer of 2011 and within the last few weeks were able to convince the Secretary of Health and Human Services that we had a strong claim and a resolution was reached. We were able to reach a resolution without a hearing. Ultimately, our client will receive a six figure settlement.
Although this case was resolved somewhat quicker than the norm, our experience with these types of cases and our reputation with the attorneys who represent the government in the process helped with a speedy resolution. The compensation our client received was to help offset his lost wages both in the past and in the future as well as the pain, suffering and discomfort caused by the GBS. Although he is making a good recovery there may be some long-term effects as a result of the injuries.
Our client’s compensation received from the Program is tax-free. In addition, all of the costs and attorney’s fees associated with this case are paid for by the Program so that our client did not have to incur any out-of-pocket expenses pursuing the vaccine injury claim.
With the help of Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC vaccine injury team and, of course, the help of our client, we were able to achieve a substantial settlement in less than one year from filing our Petition. This case is an example of the services that we can provide to you, a loved one, family member or friend, should you or they have been injured as a result of a vaccine. This case involved an adult. While many of our cases do involve adults with injuries from vaccines such as the flu vaccine, tetanus, etc., we also represent children and their families as a result of injuries that children receive from a multitude of vaccines. Again, there is no financial cost to you in pursuing a claim as the Program pays for all fees and costs, of which we front, so there is no out-of-pocket expense incurred by you. Again, the recovery is also tax free.
Should you have any questions or concerns about a vaccine injury claim please do not hesitate to contact us. We represent people throughout the United States and will travel at our expense to meet if necessary. We have offices in New York City, Chicago and Wisconsin to serve your needs. I have been helping people and their families as a result of injuries and deaths from vaccines for more than 27 years. I would be glad to answer any of your questions. Should you have any questions and would like to discuss at no cost or obligation please call us in Chicago (312) 988-4830, New York (212) 521-4192 or our toll free number (866) 455-2993.