HPV Vaccine Lawsuits
HPV vaccine lawsuits – What you need to know. Vaccines have long been a controversial topic. While science and medicine want to heal people, companies are driven by profit. HPV vaccine lawsuits are on the rise.
HPV Vaccine Danger
Aside from the coronavirus vaccine, other vaccines are also the topic of conversation these days including the HPV vaccine. There have been multiple lawsuits filed recently bringing this vaccine to center stage.
Here is all the information you need to know about HPV and the vaccine:
What is HPV?
HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease. According to the CDC, it affects early 14 million people each year, including teens. Around 80 million Americans have been infected with HPV. HPV can cause several types of cancer and genital warts.
There is a vaccine available to protect against HPV. Gardisil became available in 2006 to protect children before they are exposed to HPV. It was designed for both boys and girls between 11 and 12 years old. In some cases, the vaccine can be taken at the age of 9. But some, including a principal investigator in the approval process, believe the vaccine was rushed.
HPV Side Effect Lawsuits
The idea is to vaccinate children before they are sexually active to prevent infection. However, the vaccine has caused serious, undisclosed side effects. People with serious health problems linked to Gardisil may qualify to file a lawsuit for compensation.
HPV Vaccine Lawsuits
The Gardisil vaccine has been under fire after undisclosed side effects and permanent disabilities occurred. The manufacturer, Merck & Co., is accused of rushing the product. They must be held accountable for injuries. Contact a lawyer if you experience any of the following after receiving the Gardisil HPV vaccine:
- postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
- reproductive disorders
- premature ovarian failure
- chronic pain syndromes
- auto-immune disorders
- chronic fatigue syndromes
- movement disorders
- neurological disorders
Erratic Heart Rate
One such vaccine patient experienced a debilitating autoimmune disorder that causes an erratic heart rate and fainting spells. She is one of the recent teenagers to have filed a lawsuit against Merck, the Gardisil manufacturer.
Who is Responsible?
When dealing with pharmaceutical products, product liability, strict liability, and negligence come into play. Product liability and strict liability— both manufacturer defect and failure to warn sections — hold the manufacturer responsible for the injury.
Gardisil Injury Lawsuits
Facts show Gardisil was improperly tested. Additionally, the company failed to warn the patients and doctors of the inherent risks. This is grounds for negligence and failure to provide a standard duty of care to patients.
Do You Have A Claim?
Did you receive the HPV vaccine? Do you have an undisclosed health problem associated with the vaccine? You have rights and a lawyer can help you protect them. An experienced vaccine injury lawyer can get you the compensation you deserve.
Kane & Silverman Injury Law Firm
Call us today for a free evaluation of your case. You may be entitled to compensation for the manufacturer’s failure to warn you of the potential hazards and defective HPV vaccines. Contact us for a free legal consultation.