Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN) and Vaccine Injury
What is Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy?
Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN) is a variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). AMAN impacts neurons in the brain that control muscle movements. The body’s immune system destroys the axons, which are like long cables or fibers attached to the neuron. The neuron sends electrical messages down the axon to communicate with other neurons. With Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy the body’s immune response targets the axon and destroys it. In classic GBS, the body attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds the axon instead. Both result in paralysis.
Symptoms of Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy
Symptoms of AMAN include limb weakness and respiratory difficulty. Cranial nerve involvement can be present, leading to pain. It is similar to classical GBS, but is usually more severe and often leaves patients dependent on a ventilator. Additional symptoms of Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy include: lack of demyelination, absence of reflexes, and motor weakness.
Treatments for Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy
Common treatments for AMAN include plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin. It is the most common variant of GBS in Asia.
Vaccines can Cause Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy
AMAN can happen as a reaction to common vaccinations. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) lists Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy as a reaction to the seasonal flu shot, pneumonia vaccine, HPV, Tdap, and the chickenpox or varicella vaccine.
What to Do if You Have a Vaccine Injury Related to AMAN?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created by Congress in 1986 after a series of lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers threatened to create vaccine shortages. So far, this federal trust fund paid out billions of dollars in damages to thousands of people suffering from adverse reactions to vaccinations. Billions of dollars are available for future compensations as well.
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 process.
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- You keep 100% of any money you’re awarded.
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How Our Vaccine Attorneys Can Help
Attorneys at mctlaw currently represent hundreds of patients across the country who are suffering from vaccine reactions like Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy or AMAN.
We obtain compensation for our clients with vaccine injuries by filing a claim on your behalf in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
According to the Court of Federal Claims website, there are less than 200 vaccine injury attorneys actively practicing across the country. Mctlaw has the most vaccine injury attorneys of any firm listed on the site. That’s why you should hire an attorney with extensive experience in this area of law. Vaccine injury claiims are NOT simple personal injury cases.
Other Types of GBS Variations
Other types of Guillain-Barré Syndrome variations include:
- Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP)
- Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS)
- Acute Motor Sensory Axonal Neuropathy (AMSAN)
- Pharyngeal-Cervical-Brachial Variant
- Acute Panautonomic Neuropathy
- Bickerstaff’s Brainstem Encephalitis (BBE)
Content Reviewed by Jessica Olins – Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Jessica A. Olins’ practice at mctlaw, focuses on representing clients in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Ms. Olins graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Redlands University and graduated from American University Washington College of Law. While at Redlands University, Ms. Olins excelled in leading and training her colleagues through new developments in spatial mapping, involving geographic information system software and geodatabase management applications. Her law practice also involves engaging in subpoena enforcement in federal district courts nationwide. Ms. Olins is a member of the Vaccine Injury Practitioners Bar Committee, assisting in the preparation and organization of the VIP Bar Conferences. Ms. Olins is a member of the American Association for Justice and its New Lawyers Division. Additionally, Ms. Olins is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) 1990 – 02/10/2023, CDC WONDER On-line Database. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html
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