Guillain-Barré Syndrome Triggered by Vaccination

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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

Types of Guillain-Barré Variations

A number of different Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) variants have been identified. Some of the most common are listed below:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP)
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS)
  • Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN)
  • Acute Motor Sensory Axonal Neuropathy (AMSAN)
  • Pharyngeal-Cervical-Brachial Variant
  • Acute Panautonomic Neuropathy
  • Bickerstaff’s Brainstem Encephalitis (BBE)

Is it Possible to Completely Recover from GBS?

Complete recovery from Guillain-Barré Syndrome does occur, but often it is a long and painful road of therapy and treatment.

Unfortunately, some GBS patients end up with severe disabilities that will last throughout their lives. In rare cases, patients can die from GBS.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome is considered an autoimmune disorder because the body’s immune system attacks its own nervous system, damaging the coating around nerves.

Do You Have a GBS Vaccine Injury Claim?

Find out if you qualify for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

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.

Some of the other common vaccines that may trigger GBS are:

  • Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B Vaccines
  • Gardasil or HPV Vaccine
  • Tetanus Shot, Tdap or DtaP
  • Menactra (MCV4) Vaccine

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.

Find out more about the legal process of vaccine injury compensation.

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

Below is a list of claims attorneys at MCTLaw have brought to the National Vaccine Injury compensation Program (NVICP) and won compensation for

Amount CompensatedVaccine NameLink to Court Decision
$175,000 FluCase 17-53V
$525,600 FluCase 17-0175v
$65,000 Hepatitis BCase 17-515v
$90,000 FluCase 17-780v
$85,000 FluCase 17-1310v
$102,000 FluCase 17-1320V
$115,000 InfluenzaCase 17-1209V
$160,000 InfluenzaCase 17-636V
$50,000 InfluenzaCase 16-1672V
$180,000 FluCase 16-1627v
$170,000 FluCase 16-1627V
$50,000 FluCase 16-1672V
$160,000 FluCase 17-636V
$180,000 InfluenzaCase 17-1414V
$115,000 InfluenzaCase 17-0647V
$231,335 InfluenzaCase 17-922V
$100,000 PneumococcalCase 16-1315V
$245,000 InfluenzaCase 10-515V
$500,500 Flu VaccineCase 16-1527v
$130,000 Tetanus-Diptheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)Case 16-15V
$115,000 InfluenzaCase 16-0574V
$115,000 InfluenzaCase 16-0574V
$235,000 Tdap VaccineCase 16-752V
$125,000 Tdap and Influenza VaccinesCase 16-1081V
$65,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-462V
$328,638 Influenza VaccineCase 16-1476V
$683,309 Flu VaccineCase 15-22V
$120,000 InfluenzaCase 16-1562V
$140,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-874V
$180,720 Influenza VaccineCase 16-1679V
$850,000 TDaPCase 12-124V
$125,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-132V
$355,000 Flu ShotCase 16-564V
$195,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-1040V
$325,000 Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)Case 16-902V
$325,000 Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)Case 16-902V
$193,000 InfluenzaCase 16-153V
$193,000 InfluenzaCase 16-153V
$165,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-585V
$20,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-1481V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-1389V
$150,000 TdapCase 16-74V
$210,000 Flu VaccineCase 15-1246V
$81,000 TdapCase 16-1699V
$81,000 TdapCase 16-1699V
$800,000 Influenza VaccineCase13-1018V
$120,000 Flu ShotCase 16-0652V
$345,000 Tdap VaccineCase 15-1130V
$143,079 Influenza VaccineCase 16-1057V
$250,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-646V
$180,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-0526V
$86,000 Flu, Tdap VaccinesCase 16-0339V
$218,000 plus $6,000/yr annuity Influenza VaccineCase 15-1289V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-1031V
$100,000 Flu VaccineCase 15-0366V
$111,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-48V
$135,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-1228V
$600,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-273V
$169,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-495V
$155,000 Tdap VaccineCase 15-568V
$800,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-930V
$420,000 plus $3,550/mo annuityInfluenza VaccineCase 14-969V
$175,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-1231V
$1.38 MillionInfluenza VaccineCase 13-781V
$280,000 Flu VaccineCase 15-928V
$235,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-940V
$360,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-65
$218,368 Influenza VaccineCase 15-864V
$140,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-1257V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 16-172V
$200,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-661V
$400,000 Tdap VaccineCase 13-337V
$200,000 Influenza VaccineCase 14-302V
$289,861 Influenza VaccineCase 14-1089V
$328,000 Influenza VaccineCase 15-59V
$140,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-643V
Lifetime AnnuityFlu VaccineCase 13-835V
$92,500 Influenza VaccineCase 13-958V
$70,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-983V
$70,000 Influenza VaccineCase 14-483V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-595V
$475,000 Flu VaccineCase 13-322V
$125,000 Influenza VaccineCase 14-721V
$125,000 Influenza VaccineCase14-721V
$280,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-714V
$175,000 Flu VaccineCase 08-786V
$170,000 Influenza VaccineCase 14-771V
$96,320 Influenza VaccineCase 13-829V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-905V
$130,000 Influenza VaccineCase 14-692V
$85,000 Flu VaccineCase 13-703V
$125,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-622V
$583,681 Influenza VaccineCase 13-768V
$110,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-93V
$245,000 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 13-286V
$1.2 MillionHepatitis A and B VaccineCase 12-106V
$80,000 Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 13-425V
$325,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-899V
$140,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-39V
$1.2 MillionInfluenza VaccineCase 13-134V
$60,000 Flu VaccineCase 13-142V
$75,000 Flu VaccineCase 12-406V
$120,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-110V
$1.5 MillionInfluenza VaccineCase 10-413V
$225,000 Influenza VaccineCase 14-97V
$430,000 Flu VaccineCase 12-288V
$160,000 Influenza VaccineCase 14-144V
$120,000 Flu VaccineCase 13-309V
$260,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-429V
$163,538 Flu VaccineCase 12-755V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-537V
$170,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-984V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-649V
$125,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-817V
$100,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-519V
$160,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-876V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-178V
$200,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-154V
$275,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-769V
$165,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-411V
$170,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-671V
$105,000 Tdap, Influenza VaccinesCase 13-273V
$100,000 Flu VaccineCase 09-424V
$85,000 Flu VaccineCase 13-180V
$135,000 TdapCase 12-916V
$105,000 Flu VaccineCase 13-540V
$72,000 Tdap, MMRCase 13-08V
$72,000 Tdap, MMR VaccinesCase 13-08V
$160,718 Flu VaccineCase 11-553V
$165,360 Influenza VaccineCase 12-407V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-199V
$191,633 TdaPCase 12-277V
$135,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-461V
$175,000 Flu VaccineCase 12-535V
Over $10 MillionHepatitis BCase 00-0000
$120,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-656V
$140,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-290V
$170,000 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 12-886V
$250,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-904V
$145,000 TdapCase 13-62V
$150,629 Flu VaccineCase 10-596V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-292V
$500,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-552V
$500,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-552V
$400,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-653V
$75,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-135V
$235,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-322V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-603V
$126,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-144V
$295,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-144V
$250,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-502V
$75,000 Influenza VaccineCase 13-235V
$103,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-104V
$150,000 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 12-460V
$160,850 Flu VaccineCase 11-716V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-197V
$311,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-366V
$285,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-866V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-287V
$865,000 Tetanus-Diptheria VaccineCase 11-18V
$200,000 and $3,000/month annuity Influenza VaccineCase 12-603V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-903V
$55,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-532V
$75,000 Flu VaccineCase 12-153V
$261,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-146V
$250,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-765V
$850,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-533V
$110,000 Flu VaccineCase 12-416V
145000Flu VaccineCase 11-027V
$345,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-368V
$160,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-550V
$90,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-124V
$220,000 Flu VaccineCase 11-306V
$40,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-730V
$60,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-0662V
$85,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-497V
$85,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-497V
$165,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-524V
$200,000 Flu VaccineCase 09-552V
$90,000 Tetanus (Tdap)Case 11-105V
$175,000 Flu VaccineCase 11-493V
$450,000 TdapCase 11-793V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-417V
$50,000 Tetanus (Tdap), Hepatitis B Vaccine, Varicella VaccineCase 11-305V
$310,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-635V
$100,000 Flu VaccineCase 11-143V
$125,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-243V
$235,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-123V
$400,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-376V
$110,000 Tetanus VaccineCase 10-527V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 12-112V
$125,000 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis VaccineCase 10-265V
$75,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-865V
$85,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-545V
$50,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-369V
$82,892 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-705V
$50,000 Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 11-630V
$85,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-367V
$300,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-344V
$150,000 Trivalent InfluenzaCase10-549V
$140,000 Flu VaccineCase 09-773V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-373V
$130,000 Tetanus (Tdap), Influenza VaccineCase 11-648V
$125,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-620V
$85,000 Influenza VaccineCase 11-307V
$120,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-406V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-767V
$100,000 Influenza Vaccine, Tetanus (Tdap)Case 11-387V
$300,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-407V
$300,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-333V
$175,000 Flu VaccineCase 09-858V
$162,500 Influenza VaccineCase 10-292V
$350,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-364V
$50,000 HPV VaccineCase 08-429V
$55,000 HPV Vaccine, Hepatitis A Vaccine, Meningococcal/Meningococcal VaccineCase 09-277V
$95,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-514V
$109,962 Flu VaccineCase 10-438V
$125,000 Influenza VaccineCase09-831V
$140,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-305V
$285,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-440V
$100,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-19V
$210,000 Flu VaccineCase 09-451V
$300,000 Influenza (Flu) VaccineCase 09-331V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-159V
$185,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-419V
$315,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-79V
$60,000 Flu VaccineCase 11-121V
$85,000 Flu VaccineCase 10-267V
$130,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-601V
$80,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-520V
$275,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-790V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-768V
$104,481 Influenza VaccineCase 10-417V
$100,000 Meningococcal, DTaP, Varicella VaccinesCase 09-867
$205,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-24V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-266V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase09-0696V
$125,000 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-873V
$150,000 Influenza VaccineCase09-0382V
$100,000 Influenza VaccineCase 10-173V
$100,000 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-423V
$90,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-697V
$175,000 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP)Case 09-834 V
$70,000 Influenza VaccineCase09-321V
$175,000 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 10-216V
$425,000 Influenza VaccineCase 08-833V
$55,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-719V
$350,000 Influenza VaccineCase 09-792V
$300,000 Trivalent Influenza VaccineCase 09-281V

Our Vaccine Attorneys Can Help

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. currently represents hundreds of patients across the United States who are suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome triggered by a vaccine reaction.

Our law firm’s vaccine attorneys obtain compensation for patients with vaccine injuries by filing a lawsuit in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The outcome of the lawsuit determines what kind of compensation a victim may receive.

Not all attorneys are able to practice law before the Federal Vaccine Court. That’s why you should hire an attorney with extensive experience in this area of law. These are not simple personal injury cases. They are medically and scientifically complex.

 

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