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A new study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows a “small but significant risk” of getting Guillain-Barre Syndrome from the H1N1 vaccine.

According to the L.A. Times, researchers in Canada tracked down 83 confirmed cases of GBS diagnosed in that country between October 2009 and March 2010.   In 25 of those cases, the patients had received the swine flu vaccine within 8 weeks of their GBS diagnosis. The increased risk in this study appears to focus on people older than 50.

MCT Law Vaccine Injury Attorneys

If you think you may have gotten Guillain-Barré Syndrome because of an adverse reaction to a flu vaccination, you may be able to file a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  For more information, contact Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. at 888-952-5242 or fill out the Vaccine Case Review form on the right side of this page.

Click here for the complete report on the link between GBS and H1N1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association:  GBS and H1N1 Vaccine Study.