May is International Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) Awareness Month. Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare disorder where your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. It can spread very quickly, paralyzing your entire body. It is a serious medical condition that requires hospitalization in most cases. The exact cause of GBS, and a similar condition, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), is unknown, but it has been linked to several vaccines, namely Flu, Menactra, Hepatitis, HPV, Tetanus, DtaP, Tdap, and others.
While there is no cure for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, there is help available. The GDS/CIDP Foundation provides information, meetings, and other support for people battling GBS. More information about the Foundation, as well as information about their annual Symposium in September can be found on their site, http://www.gbs-cidp.org/.
If you or someone you know has GBS and believes it was triggered by a vaccine, there is financial help available. The vaccine injury attorneys Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. have helped survivors of GBS get compensation through the Vaccine Court in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Click here to view a list of our recent GBS cases and the amount of compensation received by our clients. You can contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or call us at 1-888-952-5242 to speak with someone immediately about your situation.