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.
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