Gardasil is a relatively new vaccine that prevents certain types of Human Papalona Virus (HPV). It does not treat individuals who are already infected, but it has the potential to reduce cervical cancer and genital warts by as much as two-thirds by way of preventing the viruses that cause them.
Since its introduction in 2006, a large number of adverse side effects have been reported. The side effects listed in the information packet for Gardasil cover a broad range of potential effects and reactions including dizziness, headache, fainting, fever, nausia, bruising, itching, pain, and vomiting, aching muscles, chest pain, difficulty breathing, joint pain, muscle weakness, rash, seizure, malaise, swollen glands, and unusual fatigue. More severe side effects, some of which could potentially lead to death, have been reported by sources other than the producer of the drug Merck & Co. Such effects include:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome(GBS)–Disorder effecting peripheral nervous system, sometimes leading to death
- Blood clots
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(AKA Lou Gehrig’s Disease and ALS)–A degenerative muscle disease
- Epileptic seizures
- Bell’s Palsy–A form of facial paralysis
There have been over 15,000 reported adverse effects since Gardasil was introduced to the public. As of February 2011, 47 girls and women have died from the adverse effects of the drug. If you or a loved one have been affected by the side effects of Gardasil, you may be entitled to a settlement to recover financial compensation from:
- Hospitalization and medical bills
- Loss of Income
- Long-term nursing care
- Loss of a loved one
For a Free Initial Consultation, you can call us at (662) 533-9111 or Complete the “Do I Have a Case” form on the right side of the page. In many cases, an attorney or representative of Roberts Wilson, P.A. is available to come to your home or visit you in the hospital.