Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
"This 'Flu Shot time of year' has led to an increase in the injuries and adverse reactions that can occur as a result of vaccinations, including Guillain-Barre' Syndrome, a progressive neurological disease," says Howard Gold, a leading Vaccine Injury attorney. Gold further states that the Influenza Vaccine is designed to protect young and old alike from contracting the Flu, which can have devastating affects on the infirmed and elderly and can be debilitating to otherwise healthy individuals, leading to more severe conditions, including Pneumonia.
In the case of NOONAN-SLOAN v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, 08-vv-00390-UNJ, Gold Law Firm, LLC. obtained a large settlement for a gentleman who contracted Guillain-Barre' Syndrome (GBS) from his flu shot.
Guillain-Barre' Syndrome and other reactions are continually reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) as occurring after the Flu Vaccine. See, http://www.vaers.hhs.gov
"I strongly believe that children and adults alike should be receiving all of their mandatory vaccinations. However in the case of optional vaccines, especially ones that are new to market, it's important to talk to your health care practitioner about the risks," states Gold, who has been handling Vaccine cases for 12 years.
Gold also says that there is nothing inherently wrong with the Flu Vaccine but that each person is different and reacts differently to each vaccination. That is why it's essential that the public be aware of a Program intended to compensate them if they do, in fact, have a reaction to this or other covered vaccines.
Petitioners have three (3) years from the onset of the injury (or two years from date of death) to file a claim. Gold states that the "Program is not used as much as it could be because the American public is just not aware of it. I receive at least 5 calls a month from individuals who cannot obtain compensation because the deadline has passed. They just found out about it too late. We all need to do a better job in getting the word out to the public that the Program exists."
For more information on vaccine injury claims, contact 1-781-239-1000 or hgold(at)goldlawfirm(dot)net or visit http://www.goldlawfirm.net