What Is CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy)?
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, or CIDP, is when the body’s immune system slowly attacks the peripheral nerves. The disease causes weakness or paralysis of the legs and arms. CIDP is categorized as an autoimmune disease because the body’s defenses attack and strip away the covering that protects the nerves. This cover is called the myelin sheath. However, in later stages of the disease, the immune system breaks through the myelin covering and attacks the nerves themselves.
Additionally, CIDP is related to Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP). However, CIDP symptoms come on more slowly and are chronic and long-lasting. CIDP is also known as Chronic Relapsing Polyneuropathy when patients seem to stabilize and recover, then experience a return of the symptoms later on.
Can CIDP Be Triggered by an Immunization or Vaccine Shot?
Yes. MCT Law represents patients with CIDP and GBS triggered by:
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot)
- Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus shot (DTaP)
- Hepatitis-B vaccine
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine (MMR).
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What To Do If You Get CIDP After a Vaccination
This is not a typical personal injury case, so you should contact a lawyer who specializes in vaccine injury. These are not local cases, instead they are brought before the US Court of Federal Claims. Unique to other types of law, there are no legal costs for a patient to hire a vaccine lawyer because the federal program pays all of the lawyer’s fees. Additionally, you never have to share a portion of your compensation with an attorney. The vaccine attorneys at MCT Law help clients get compensation for their vaccine reactions, including some multi-million dollar settlements.
Is There Compensation for CIDP Triggered by a Vaccine Reaction?
Yes. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. has represented many CIDP and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) patients in the federal vaccine court, winning financial compensation for CIDP and GBS patients. Involved vaccines include the flu vaccine, Gardasil vaccine, Menactra vaccine, Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, and Hepatitis B vaccine.
Are You Eligible for Compensation for CIDP?
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Review Our CIDP Client Case Results
Below is a listing of recent CIDP decisions from the United States Court of Federal Claims awarding compensation to our vaccine injury clients.
CIDP Case Results
|Amount Compensated||Link to Court Decision||Vaccine Name||Illness |
|$146,000||Case 15-1247V||DTaP, Meningococcal Vaccines||CIDP||3/9/2017|
|$270,000||Case 14-545V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy CIDP||6/20/2016|
|$300,000||Case 14-545V||Influenza Vaccine||CIDP||6/20/2016|
|$154,452||Case 14-754V||Influenza Vaccine||CIDP||2/22/2016|
|$330,000||Case 13-579V||Flu Vaccine||CIDP||2/16/2016|
|$270,000||Case 14-779V||Flu Vaccine||Chonic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy CIDP||8/19/2015|
|$425,000||Case 14-974V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||4/6/2015|
|$537,500||Case 11-238V||Flu Vaccine||CIDP, Transverse Myelitis||1/29/2015|
|$225,000||Case 11-103V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||1/9/2015|
|$300,000||Case10-39V||Meningococcal Vaccine, Hepatitis A||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||7/25/2014|
|$100,000||Case 10-500V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||5/30/2014|
|$217,000||Case 10-442V||Trivalent Influenza Vaccine||CIDP, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)||12/13/2013|
|$75,000||Case 09-328V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||7/15/2013|
|$425,924||Case 10-686V||Influenza Vaccine||Chonic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||7/11/2013|
|$80,000||Case 12-149V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||6/17/2013|
|$125,000||Case 11-604V||TDaP, Influenza Vaccines||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)||3/1/2013|
|$150,000||Case 11-864V||Tetanus (Tdap)||Chonic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)||1/16/2013|
|$150,000||Case 09-859V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), GBS||12/15/2011|
|$160,000||Case 10-314V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy||9/8/2011|
|$125,000||Case 10-31V||Flu Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Guillain Barre Syndrome||8/10/2011|
|$895,012||Case 07-290V||Influenza Vaccine||Chonic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)||8/8/2011|
|$140,000||Case09-853V||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Guillain Barre Syndrome||6/30/2011|
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What are the Symptoms of CIDP?
The most common symptoms include:
- Loss of reflexes
- Tingling in the arms and legs
- Aching pain in the muscles
These symptoms typically come on slowly and progress for a long period of time. Additionally, patients are usually treated for CIDP with repeated courses of either intravenous immunoglobulin or plasma exchange. However, early treatment is the key to the long-term recovery of CIDP.