Anapol Weiss Vaccine Injury Lawyers Negotiate $2.05 Million for Victim

Posted by Anapol Weiss on Apr 27, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Vaccine injury lawyers Larry Cohan and David Carney successfully negotiated $2.05 million in compensation on behalf of a man who suffered a rare and debilitating reaction to a flu vaccine.

 Anapol Weiss Attorneys Larry Cohan and David Carney

Cohan and Carney's client was a healthy and hardworking man who bred and trained horses with his wife until a rare vaccine reaction suddenly rendered him disabled. Within 24 hours of receiving a flu vaccine, he began to experience mild weakness in his hands, severe pain in his wrists, thumbs, and fingers, and dull sensations of numbness in his upper extremities. His symptoms then began to impair his mobility and motor functions. His condition progressed, and he was diagnosed with overlap syndrome, a combination of symptomatic polyarthritis, polymyositis, inflammatory arthritis, and an immune system disorder called Sjogren’s syndrome.

Their client remains severely disabled with muscle weakness, fatigue and polyarthritis. Even walking small distances causes him extreme pain. In addition to suffering from intense fatigue and intermittent fevers, he has difficulty standing, sitting and lying down on his own. He can no longer work or enjoy athletic hobbies as a result of his diminished endurance.

“This was a very complex case involving an unusually rare injury that the Vaccine Court has never seen before,” Cohan said. He and Carney went to trial on behalf of our client before as part of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in Washington, D.C. After Special Master Thomas L. Gowen ruled in the man's favor in January 2016, Cohan and Carney then negotiated damages to cover his medical care, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other expenses related to the vaccine injury.

Of the case’s success, Larry said, “It is a tremendous victory for our client, and it is our hope that this decision will help other unfortunate people who suffer from similar rare injuries from vaccination.”

Despite this rare reaction, the attorneys at Anapol Weiss remind everyone that vaccines are essential in protecting the public against dangerous diseases.

You can learn more about how the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program works by downloading our free infographic below.

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The Sudden and Painful Effects of Brachial Neuritis after a Vaccine

Posted by Anapol Weiss on Jan 28, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Brachial neuritis is an extremely painful condition that’s exacerbated by the simplest of movements. A person who develops brachial neuritis after a vaccine can suffer intense pain for a few hours up to several weeks, but low-grade pain and arm weakness may persist for up to a year.

The condition, which is also known as neuralgic amyotrophy or Parsonage-Turner syndrome, can develop days or weeks after a person receives a vaccine such as:

  • Tetanus (such as DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, or TT)
  • Gardasil (HPV)
  • Pertussis (such as DTP, DTaP, P, or DTP-Hib)
  • Diphtheria
  • Influenza (flu) 

Sometimes, it’s so painful to move the affected muscles that a person can suffer atrophy in the area.

Brachial neuritis is an extremely rare reaction to a vaccine, but when it develops, it happens without warning and can change a person’s life. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) allows victims to seek compensation for expenses related to their injuries, and the attorneys at Anapol Weiss have successfully represented many vaccine injury victims through this program. If certain minimal requirements are met, the VICP will pay for lawyers’ fees and other legal costs related to the claim, regardless of whether a victim is paid for vaccine injuries or death.

Contact our attorneys for assistance if you developed brachial neuritis after a vaccine. You can also learn more about filing a VICP claim by downloading our vaccine claim infographic below.

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Vaccine Encephalopathy

Posted by Anapol Weiss on Jan 21, 2016 3:36:00 PM

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.

vaccine_injury_lawyers-1.jpgAnapol 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.

Topics: Vaccine Injury, Vaccine Attorney, Child Vaccine Injury

$3 Million Obtained for Man Suffering from Rare Vaccine Injury

Posted by Anapol Weiss on Nov 19, 2015 4:13:03 PM

A Nevada man who suffered a rare but severe reaction to a flu vaccine has been awarded a $3 million settlement by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

vaccine injury lawyers     Vaccine injury lawyers Larry Cohan and David Carney represented Pierce before the VICP.

Weeks after receiving a flu vaccination, Jeffrey Pierce went to the hospital with complaints of weakness and numbness as well as nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and vertigo. He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), an incurable disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the nervous system. GBS causes varying degrees of paralysis in the arms and legs.

Despite rigorous therapy, Pierce’s condition worsened, and he became unable to walk and suffered from pain, tremors, decreased endurance, and other issues. He continues to experience pain and severe weakness in his extremities and now requires a walker.

The settlement will compensate Mr. Pierce for medical treatment, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. He will receive an initial lump sump of $1,173,515 plus annuity payments for future medical care.

“We are ecstatic about the settlement for Mr. Pierce and his family. He was enjoying a successful career and was providing for his family before his vaccine-injury derailed his life,” said attorney Larry Cohan, who represented Pierce. “However, with this settlement, we are optimistic that Mr. Pierce can wipe out his medical bills, get the necessary medical care for his GBS, and still have enough financial stability for him and his family.”

Despite Mr. Pierce’s reaction, the attorneys at Anapol Weiss remind people that vaccines are essential to public health. “It’s important to remember that vaccines are critical to eradicating disease in our society.  Injuries related to vaccines, such as the one Mr. Pierce experienced, are extremely rare and therefore we encourage everyone to become educated and follow your doctor’s advice,” said David Carney, who represented Pierce along with Cohan.

If you have questions about filing a vaccine injury claim, download our free infographic.

Topics: Vaccine Injury, Vaccine Attorney, Vaccination Injury

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