Encephalopathy is a medical emergency that requires hospitalization. It’s a life-threatening condition that’s traumatic not only for the victim, but also for the people who see it happen.
Young children with acute encephalopathy may suffer a seizure or lose consciousness, or they may be unable to respond to their environment or even make eye contact with familiar people or things.
Aside from the short- and long-term health problems and disabilities people may suffer as a result of vaccine induced encephalopathy, family members may be emotionally scarred by the trauma of the situation. Encephalopathy is not something anyone should ever see happen to a loved one.
If the condition isn’t fatal, a person can suffer significant brain damage or slip into a coma and require life support. Long-term complications are often expensive to treat. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) allows victims and their families dealing with vaccine encephalopathy to seek compensation for resulting medical bills and related expenses.
Anapol Weiss attorneys Larry Cohan and David Carney obtained $40 million in vaccine court for a child who developed encephalopathy after receiving a chicken pox vaccine. The settlement will help provide a lifetime of care for the boy, who now has a developmental delay and intractable seizure disorder.
Contact Anapol Weiss for assistance if you developed a severe reaction to a vaccine. Our vaccine injury lawyers have successfully represented many families dealing with this and other rare vaccine adverse reactions. They’ve obtained millions of dollars in vaccine court, and they’re highly qualified to investigate your case.