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Vaccine Injury Law: Guillain-Barré Syndrome

At Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers, the team of vaccine injury attorneys, led by Andrew Downing, exclusively practices vaccine injury law. This legal team provides assistance to clients and other law firms across the country. If you need assistance with a vaccine-related injury or assistance filing a claim with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), these attorneys can help. If you have questions specific to Guillain-Barré Syndrome and its connection to the flu vaccine, they will work hard to answer them.

What Is Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?

GBS is a disorder in which a person’s immune system produces harmful antibodies that attack its own nerves. Symptoms often appear with tingling and weakness in the hands and feet, with this sensation spreading quickly, rapidly worsening to the point where it can paralyze the entire body. Most confirmed cases include people who were sick with an infection or received a vaccination before developing GBS.

Does The Flu Vaccine Cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome?

A link has been established between vaccines and GBS, though rare. In 1976, after a surge in the swine flu, people across the country elected to get a vaccine for the swine flu. According to the CDC, more than 45 million people were vaccinated. Afterward, reports of GBS increased at a rate of one additional case per every 100,000 people to receive the swine flu vaccine.

Is There A Cure For Guillain-Barré Syndrome?

There is no cure for GBS. Treatment is often focused on managing and relieving symptoms. GBS acts like an autoimmune disorder so treatments designed to calm the body’s immune system can be effective for managing symptoms. In most cases, patients with GBS get worse for several weeks after the onset of symptoms, before getting better. While there is potential for complete recovery, the road to it can be long. In some cases, it can take a year or more to regain the ability to walk unassisted.

The vaccine injury law attorneys at Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers help clients throughout the country with their VICP claims. If you or someone you love is suffering from GBS, and you suspect it is a side effect of a vaccine, they can help.

Suffering From GBS? Call Today.

If you or someone you love is suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome, and you suspect that a vaccine may have been the cause, don’t hesitate. Strict filing deadlines apply. Call Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers today at 480-701-0999 or send an email using the online form to schedule a free consultation. The firm’s experienced legal team can help evaluate your case and file a claim with the VICP if appropriate.