Merck & Co. has been hit by dozens of Gardasil lawsuits involving people who developed autoimmune diseases after receiving the HPV vaccne.
Need a Texas HPV Vaccine Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If your child or a loved one was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder or another severe side effect of the HPV Vaccine Gardasil, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
What is HPV?
There at at least 70 varieties of Human papillomavirus (HPV), and dozens of high-risk varieties can cause genital warts or cancer of the anus, cervix, vagina, or vulva. The only HPV vaccine on the market in the U.S. is Gardasil 9® made by Merck & Co.
HPV Vaccine Lawsuits
In May 2022, lawyers asked a panel of federal judges to centralize 34 individual Gardasil lawsuits nationwide into one federal court, under one judge, in a process known as a Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
What Do Lawsuits Allege?
These HPV vaccine injury lawsuits accuse Merck & Co. of rushing Gardasil to market, failing to adequately study long-term side effects, and continuing to conceal the risk of autoimmune diseases.
Most of the HPV vaccine lawsuits involve children and teenagers who developed severe autoimmune diseases after receiving Gardasil, such as:
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
- Orthostatic Intolerance
- Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) – blood clotting disorder
What is the Problem?
Lawsuits claim that Merck rushed Gardasil to market without fully investigating the risks. Unlike most vaccines and drugs, the FDA granted Merck a special “fast-track approval,” which sped up the approval time for Gardasil to only 6 months. Lawsuits allege that this was simply not enough time to investigate the risk of side effects, or the effectiveness of Gardasil for preventing HPV infections.
Controversial Ingredients in HPV Vaccine
Lawsuits allege that another serious problem with Gardasil is the adjuvants, which are toxic ingredients that are designed to irritate the immune system and trigger the body to develop immunity from certain strains of HPV. One of the adjuvants in Gardasil is a proprietary aluminum called Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS), which may be linked to long-term autoimmune disorders.
Autoimmune Disorders Linked to HPV Vaccine
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Small fiber neuropathy
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Multiple sclerosis
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Transverse myelitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Interconnective tissue disorder
- Autoimmune pancreatitis
- Autoimmune hepatitis
Other Serious HPV Vaccine Side Effects
- Premature ovarian failure
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic regional pain syndrome
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Migraines and severe headaches
- Persistent gastrointestinal discomfort
- Neuropathic pain
- Joint pain
- Brain fog
- And more
HPV Vaccine Injury Claim
Do you have an HPV vaccine injury claim for injuries caused by Gardasil or Cervarix? Your claim could be worth up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), a federal fund established to help victims of vaccine injuries, and prevent lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers.
You must meet the following requirements:
- The HPV vaccine must have caused a serious injury — it must have caused disability, or death, or required hospitalization, or needed surgery, or lasted for at least six months.
- The HPV vaccine must have caused serious injury to you, your child, or your family member. The legal guardians of injured people may also be eligible.
- You have a limited amount of time to file your claim — 3 years for an injury, 2 years for a death, and 4 years for an injury that eventually caused death.
Once you file your HPV vaccine injury claim, your case will go to the federal Vaccine Court in Washington D.C. There, experts will review the evidence in your case and determine whether there is a high probability that the vaccine is responsible for your injury. If they are convinced, they may award compensation for your pain, suffering, past and future medical expenses, legal fees, and more.
The VICP has received a total of 180 HPV vaccine lawsuits. Of these, 171 were for injury and 9 were for death. The VICP awarded compensation in 28 cases and decided to dismiss 38 cases. The rest of the cases are still being reviewed.
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