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Guillain-Barré Syndrome Triggered by Vaccine Reaction

Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a disorder that causes a patient’s immune system to go haywire and attack the peripheral nervous system.

Symptoms begin anywhere from one day to several weeks after a vaccination.  However, they usually peak around one to two weeks after the shot is given. 

Additionally, the chronic version of this disorder is known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, or CIDP.

What are the Symptoms of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?

Symptoms of Guillain-Barré Syndrome start out as weakness or tingling in the legs. Sometimes, these sensations then spread to the arms and upper body until the victim becomes paralyzed.  However, in severe cases, GBS causes such severe muscle weakness that patients must be put on a ventilator to breathe.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Pins and needles feeling in your extremities
  • Weakness in your legs that spreads upwards
  • Trouble walking or keeping your balance
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Problems breathing

GBS and Qualifiying for Compensation

The Vaccine Injury program follows a set of guidelines to determine who qualifies for compensation.  The Vaccine Injury Table is their main resource for this.  Guillain-Barré Syndrome is one of the injuries listed under the Seasonal Influenza vaccine. 

According to the table, a patient must experience GBS symptoms between 3 and 42 days from when they got the flu shot.  It also specifies that symptoms cannot come on earlier than 3 days or later than 42 days to qualify for the vaccine compensation program.

What To Do if You Have GBS from a Vaccine Reaction?

Contact a lawyer who is experienced in representing patients in front of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Filing a vaccine injury claim is an extremely complex and litigious process.

There are no legal costs for an injured patient represented by MCT Law. Instead, at the end of the case, our law firm asks the Court for reimbursement of the fees and costs incurred representing you.

This reimbursement is separate from any money you’re awarded by the Court. You never have to share any portion of your money for damages with our law firm.

Click on this link to find out more about the legal process of vaccine injury compensation.

For more information, please fill out the online vaccine form at the bottom of this page or call our office at (888) 952-5242 to speak directly with someone.

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Vaccines Linked to Guillain Barré Syndrome

– Influenza Vaccine or Flu Shot –

– Tetanus Shot, Tdap, or DtaP –

– Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B Vaccines –

Meningococcal Vaccine –

– HPV Vaccine –

– Other Common Vaccinations –

The Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot)

Even though getting Guillain Barré Syndrome after a flu shot is rare, it does happen. Researchers who study vaccine reaction rates find that “GBS is more strongly associated with the flu vaccine” compared to any other. Additionally, The Journal of the American Medical Association cites Guillain Barré as the most frequent neurological condition reported after getting the flu shot.

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Review Our Guillain-Barré Case Results

Guillain-Barré Syndrome related vaccine cases are some of the most common that our Firm sees.  Below is a listing of the more recent decisions of the United States Court of Federal Claims awarding compensation to our clients.

Client Compensation for Vaccine Injuries Related to GBS

Amount CompensatedVaccine NameLink to Court Decision
$175,000FluCase 17-53V
$525,600FluCase 17-0175v
$65,000Hepatitis BCase 17-515v
$90,000FluCase 17-780v
$85,000FluCase 17-1310v
$102,000FluCase 17-1320V
$115,000InfluenzaCase 17-1209V
$160,000InfluenzaCase 17-636V
$50,000InfluenzaCase 16-1672V
$180,000FluCase 16-1627v
$170,000FluCase 16-1627V
$50,000FluCase 16-1672V
$160,000FluCase 17-636V
$180,000InfluenzaCase 17-1414V
$115,000InfluenzaCase 17-0647V
$231,335InfluenzaCase 17-922V
$100,000PneumococcalCase 16-1315V
$245,000InfluenzaCase 10-515V
$500,500Flu VaccineCase 16-1527v
$130,000Tetanus-Diptheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)Case 16-15V
$115,000InfluenzaCase 16-0574V
$115,000InfluenzaCase 16-0574V
$235,000Tdap VaccineCase 16-752V
$125,000Tdap and Influenza VaccinesCase 16-1081V
$65,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-462V
$328,638Influenza VaccineCase 16-1476V
$683,309Flu VaccineCase 15-22V
$120,000InfluenzaCase 16-1562V
$140,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-874V
$180,720Influenza VaccineCase 16-1679V
$850,000TDaPCase 12-124V
$125,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-132V
$355,000Flu ShotCase 16-564V
$195,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-1040V
$325,000Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)Case 16-902V
$325,000Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)Case 16-902V
$193,000InfluenzaCase 16-153V
$193,000InfluenzaCase 16-153V
$165,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-585V
$20,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-1481V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-1389V
$150,000TdapCase 16-74V
$210,000Flu VaccineCase 15-1246V
$81,000TdapCase 16-1699V
$81,000TdapCase 16-1699V
$800,000Influenza VaccineCase13-1018V
$120,000Flu ShotCase 16-0652V
$345,000Tdap VaccineCase 15-1130V
$143,079Influenza VaccineCase 16-1057V
$250,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-646V
$180,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-0526V
$86,000Flu, Tdap VaccinesCase 16-0339V
$218,000 plus $6,000/yr annuityInfluenza VaccineCase 15-1289V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-1031V
$100,000Flu VaccineCase 15-0366V
$111,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-48V
$135,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-1228V
$600,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-273V
$169,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-495V
$155,000Tdap VaccineCase 15-568V
$800,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-930V
$420,000 plus $3,550/mo annuityInfluenza VaccineCase 14-969V
$175,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-1231V
$1.38 MillionInfluenza VaccineCase 13-781V
$280,000Flu VaccineCase 15-928V
$235,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-940V
$360,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-65
$218,368Influenza VaccineCase 15-864V
$140,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-1257V
$104,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-934V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 16-172V
$85,087Influenza VaccineCase 15-1235V
$340,000Flu Vaccine, TdapCase 15-1272V
$200,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-661V
$400,000Tdap VaccineCase 13-337V
$525,000Flu Vaccine/DeathCase 15-0514V
$209,407Influenza VaccineCase15-1051V
$190,000Flu, Dtap VaccineCase 15-0728V
$175,000Influenza Vaccine, TdapCase 15-983V
$75,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-893V
$315,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-1067V
$132,443Influenza VaccineCase 15-1124V
$75,000Flu Vaccine, Menactra VaccineCase 15-1123V
$315,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-912V
$315,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-912V
$148,359Flu VaccineCase 15-1500V
$200,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-302V
$112,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-0921V
$289,861Influenza VaccineCase 14-1089V
$368,476Flu VaccineCase 15-395V
$95,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-888V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-1088V
$128,000Flu VaccineCase 15-727V
$128,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-727V
$328,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-59V
$120,375Influenza VaccineCase 15-1089V
$140,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-643V
$291,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-0012V
$217,060Influenza VaccineCase 15-0387V
$217,060Flu VaccineCase 15-0387V
$220,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-1193V
$135,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-81V
$130,764Influenza VaccineCase 15-856V
$130,765Influenza VaccineCase 15-856V
$325,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-0021V
$315,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-0300V
$315,000Flu VaccineCase 15-0300V
Lifetime AnnuityFlu VaccineCase 13-835V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-76V
$150,000Flu VaccineCase 15-76V
$150,000Flu VaccineCase 15-463V
$92,500Influenza VaccineCase 13-958V
$70,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-983V
$525,000TdapCase 14-363V
$70,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-483V
$200,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-857V
$160,000Influenza VaccineCase 15-170V
$180,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-816V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-595V
$125,200Influenza VaccineCase 14-930V
$260,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-815V
$310,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-74V
$475,000Flu VaccineCase 13-322V
$125,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-721V
$125,000Influenza VaccineCase14-721V
$535,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-846V
$375,250TdapCase 14-641V
$280,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-714V
$175,000Flu VaccineCase 08-786V
$170,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-771V
$225,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-970V
$197,000Flu VaccineCase 14-192V
$225,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-888V
$96,320Influenza VaccineCase 13-829V
$350,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-98V
$200,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-923V
$170,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-649V
$85,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-694V
$85,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-540V
$175,000Flu VaccineCase 14-648V
$60,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-752V
$180,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-755V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-905V
$105,000Tdap, MeningococcalCase 14-99V
$200,000Flu VaccineCase 13-955V
$152,500Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 11-629V
$130,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-692V
$175,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-691V
$145,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-479V
$400,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-726V
$225,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-813V
$85,000Flu VaccineCase 13-703V
$125,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-622V
$131,464Influenza VaccineCase 13-561V
$100,000Tdap, MeningococcalCase 13-374V
$500,000Influenza Vaccine, TDaPCase 11-760V
$583,681Influenza VaccineCase 13-768V
$807,000Flu VaccineCase 13-274V
$140,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-228V
$234,500Flu VaccineCase 13-73V
$75,000Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 13-828V
$287,500Influenza VaccineCase 10-498V
$100,000TDaP VaccineCase 14-209V
$165,000Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 13-802V
$120,000Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 14-158V
$300,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-657V
$80,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-133V
$80,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-133V
$70,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-986V
$75,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-542V
$110,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-93V
$245,000Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 13-286V
$1.2 MillionHepatitis A and B VaccineCase 12-106V
$80,000Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 13-425V
$325,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-899V
$140,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-39V
$1.2 MillionInfluenza VaccineCase 13-134V
$60,000Flu VaccineCase 13-142V
$75,000Flu VaccineCase 12-406V
$120,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-110V
$1.5 MillionInfluenza VaccineCase 10-413V
$225,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-97V
$430,000Flu VaccineCase 12-288V
$160,000Influenza VaccineCase 14-144V
$120,000Flu VaccineCase 13-309V
$260,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-429V
$163,538Flu VaccineCase 12-755V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-537V
$170,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-984V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-649V
$125,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-817V
$100,000Flu VaccineCase 10-519V
$160,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-876V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-178V
$200,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-154V
$275,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-769V
$165,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-411V
$170,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-671V
$105,000Tdap, Influenza VaccinesCase 13-273V
$100,000Flu VaccineCase 09-424V
$85,000Flu VaccineCase 13-180V
$135,000TdapCase 12-916V
$105,000Flu VaccineCase 13-540V
$72,000Tdap, MMRCase 13-08V
$72,000Tdap, MMR VaccinesCase 13-08V
$160,718Flu VaccineCase 11-553V
$165,360Influenza VaccineCase 12-407V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-199V
$191,633TdaPCase 12-277V
$135,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-461V
$175,000Flu VaccineCase 12-535V
Over $10 MillionHepatitis BCase 00-0000
$120,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-656V
$140,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-290V
$170,000Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 12-886V
$250,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-904V
$145,000TdapCase 13-62V
$150,629Flu VaccineCase 10-596V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-292V
$500,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-552V
$500,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-552V
$400,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-653V
$75,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-135V
$235,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-322V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-603V
$126,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-144V
$295,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-144V
$250,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-502V
$75,000Influenza VaccineCase 13-235V
$103,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-104V
$150,000Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 12-460V
$160,850Flu VaccineCase 11-716V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-197V
$311,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-366V
$285,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-866V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-287V
$865,000Tetanus-Diptheria VaccineCase 11-18V
$200,000 and $3,000/month annuityInfluenza VaccineCase 12-603V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-903V
$55,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-532V
$75,000Flu VaccineCase 12-153V
$261,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-146V
$250,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-765V
$850,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-533V
$110,000Flu VaccineCase 12-416V
145000Flu VaccineCase 11-027V
$345,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-368V
$160,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-550V
$90,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-124V
$220,000Flu VaccineCase 11-306V
$40,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-730V
$60,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-0662V
$85,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-497V
$85,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-497V
$165,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-524V
$200,000Flu VaccineCase 09-552V
$90,000Tetanus (Tdap)Case 11-105V
$175,000Flu VaccineCase 11-493V
$450,000TdapCase 11-793V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-417V
$50,000Tetanus (Tdap), Hepatitis B Vaccine, Varicella VaccineCase 11-305V
$310,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-635V
$100,000Flu VaccineCase 11-143V
$125,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-243V
$235,000Flu VaccineCase 10-123V
$400,000Flu VaccineCase 10-376V
$110,000Tetanus VaccineCase 10-527V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 12-112V
$125,000Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis VaccineCase 10-265V
$75,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-865V
$85,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-545V
$50,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-369V
$82,892Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-705V
$50,000Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 11-630V
$85,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-367V
$300,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-344V
$150,000Trivalent InfluenzaCase10-549V
$140,000Flu VaccineCase 09-773V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-373V
$130,000Tetanus (Tdap), Influenza VaccineCase 11-648V
$125,000Flu VaccineCase 10-620V
$85,000Influenza VaccineCase 11-307V
$120,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-406V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-767V
$100,000Influenza Vaccine, Tetanus (Tdap)Case 11-387V
$300,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-407V
$300,000Flu VaccineCase 10-333V
$175,000Flu VaccineCase 09-858V
$162,500Influenza VaccineCase 10-292V
$350,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-364V
$50,000HPV VaccineCase 08-429V
$55,000HPV Vaccine, Hepatitis A Vaccine,Meningococcal VaccineCase 09-277V
$95,000Flu VaccineCase 10-514V
$109,962Flu VaccineCase 10-438V
$125,000Influenza VaccineCase09-831V
$140,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-305V
$285,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-440V
$100,000Flu VaccineCase 10-19V
$210,000Flu VaccineCase 09-451V
$300,000Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 09-331V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-159V
$185,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-419V
$315,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-79V
$60,000Flu VaccineCase 11-121V
$85,000Flu VaccineCase 10-267V
$130,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-601V
$80,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-520V
$275,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-790V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-768V
$104,481Influenza VaccineCase 10-417V
$100,000DTaP, Varicella VaccinesCase 09-867
$205,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-24V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-266V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase09-0696V
$125,000Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-873V
$150,000Influenza VaccineCase09-0382V
$100,000Influenza VaccineCase 10-173V
$100,000Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-423V
$90,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-697V
$175,000Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP)Case 09-834 V
$70,000Influenza VaccineCase09-321V
$175,000Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 10-216V
$425,000Influenza VaccineCase 08-833V
$55,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-719V
$350,000Influenza VaccineCase 09-792V
$300,000Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-281V
Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case. 

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