Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant Obtains $4 Million Settlement For Client In Case Of Flu-GBS

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A Texas man is awarded more than four million dollars for injuries tied to the annual flu vaccination (Case No:  16-1215V). On November 30, 2017, a Texas man who developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) after receiving the influenza vaccine, was awarded more than four million dollars in damages, according to a decision issued by the Office of Special Masters. The individual was awarded these funds after filing a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The Vaccine Program is a non-adversarial, no fault compensation program, designed to provide monetary damages to individuals who have suffered a vaccine injury. Under the Vaccine Program, petitioners file a claim with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and doctors and lawyers at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), decide if the case is eligible for compensation. All payments to injured parties are made from a Vaccine Trust Fund administered by HHS and funded by excise taxes on vaccines. The petitioner in this case was represented by Leah Durant of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC.

“This was a very serious case involving an individual who suffered tremendous and debilitating effects that require ongoing medical treatment and care,” said vaccine attorney Leah Durant. As Durant explains, “while HHS has issued regulations to grant recovery to GBS patients whose pain or injury began within 3-42 days of receiving the annual flu shot, the Program is currently settling cases where the onset of petitioner’s demyelinating injury is eight, or even ten weeks out. Such was the case here.”

While the influenza vaccine is one of the most commonly received vaccinations in the United States, many people suffer injuries and adverse reactions following vaccination every year. GBS and CIDP are some of most common autoimmune conditions that can occur following receipt of the flu and tetanus vaccines.    

In cases where GBS or CIDP are diagnosed following receipt of the flu vaccine, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can provide compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and death benefits. All attorneys’ fees are paid for by the Court, so hiring a lawyer should come at little or no financial cost to the injured party.

If you or someone you love has suffered an adverse reaction following receipt of the flu or tetanus shot, vaccine attorney Leah Durant recommends that you seek treatment from a doctor as soon as possible. “It is important to tell your doctor about recent vaccinations and to contact a vaccine lawyer to learn whether compensation may be available.”

About the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC

The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC focuses exclusively on representing clients in vaccine litigation cases filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Based in Washington, DC, the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC represents clients nationwide, and has handled hundreds of cases on behalf of adults and children who have suffered vaccine injuries, adverse vaccine reactions, and vaccine-related deaths.

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