October 17, 2016

The Flu Vaccine: Rare but Serious Side Effects

Posted By: Ward Black Law

When cooler weather sets in and the leaves change from green to red, orange, and gold, thousands of us flock to our medical providers to get the annual flu vaccine.

While the vaccine is largely effective in preventing or minimizing cases of the flu virus, and while most individuals don’t experience any negative effects as a result of getting the shot, it’s important to educate yourself about the rare but serious side effects the vaccine can cause.

Categories: Blog, Vaccine Injury

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July 5, 2016

Meet Our Team: Vaccine Injury Attorney Nancy Meyers

Posted By: Ward Black Law

0050_DSC_5533_5x7cRepresenting people who have suffered vaccine injuries is more than a job for Nancy Meyers. She views her work as a calling, utilizing special training and a unique skill set to make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Nancy’s background in medicine provides the perspective needed to support families suffering through unanticipated health issues. With years of experience, she has secured millions of dollars in compensation for victims of vaccine injury.

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December 28, 2015

The Gift of Justice: Six Questions about Vaccine Injuries

Posted By: Ward Black Law

From shoulder injuries to prolonged neurological issues, people suffer from vaccine injuries year after year. While only a small portion of the population is affected, these incidents can be devastating. After all, vaccines are designed to give us a healthier future, not to change our lives for the worse. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury or disease after a vaccine injection, you most likely want to seek justice for your medical expenses, pain, and lost wages. This justice is within reach. Thanks to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, you don’t have to sue anyone to receive compensation for your injury — not your health care provider, your workplace, the vaccine manufacturer, or even the pharmacist or nurse who administered your shot.

June 16, 2015

Flu Vaccine Injury Client Receives Six-Figure Award

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Ward Black Law is pleased to announce that compensation has been awarded to a North Carolina vaccine injury client. After receiving a flu vaccine, the client developed Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, also known as ADEM. This devastating neurological disease has caused her to endure numerous health issues and lasting disabilities. She will receive a lump sum of $237,500 for these damages from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

August 16, 2014

The Dangers of DTaP – What You Need To Know

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Have you been injured by the commonly administered DTaP or Tdap vaccine? Perhaps a loved one had severe side effects after receiving the shot, and as a result suffered prolonged pain or illness. If you are wondering what assistance might be available, you’ve come to the right place. The DTaP vaccine lawyers at Ward Black Law have everything you need to know about your rights to a lawsuit, as well as compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Read on to learn more about the dangers of the DTaP vaccine:

May 8, 2014

8.1 Million Dollar Judgment Entered for Guillain-Barré Syndrome Client

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Ward Black Law is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 18, the US Court of Federal Claims entered a judgment in favor of a local vaccine injury client. After suffering from the devastating effects of the flu vaccine, he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and will now receive lifetime compensation totaling more than 8.1 million dollars.

The Case

A healthy 45-year-old, our client was a happily married man with a one-year-old son. On October 4, 2010 he visited his family doctor for a routine checkup and received the influenza vaccine, more commonly known as the flu shot. In the days following his vaccination, our client suffered from generalized numbness and weakness. On October 12, 2010, he woke up paralyzed from the waist down and in incredible pain. After being transported by ambulance to the emergency room at Wesley Long Hospital, he was diagnosed with GBS and subsequently intubated as the paralysis had reached his diaphragm, causing him to suffocate. Our client remained on the edge of death for three weeks, including 10 days in a coma. This life-threatening case of GBS was rare and exceptional, and already in its most severe and permanent form. Over the next 10 months, our client was treated at four different medical facilities in North Carolina, where he was kept alive via respirators, feeding tubes, medication and most significantly, the determination to see his son grow into a man. Despite this aggressive medical care, our client continued to suffer from profound and devastating neurological deficits. He is now living at home with his family but is dependent upon 24-hour attendant care.

September 19, 2013

The Flu Vaccine and Guillain-Barre Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Posted By: Ward Black Law

ResizedImage283424-iStock000004015195XSmallMost people don’t expect to feel worse following a flu shot. After the bruise heals and the Band-Aid is removed, we look forward to a year free from worry about contracting the flu from our friends, family or co-workers. Unfortunately, for many people vaccinated with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, the effects of this immunization were beyond what anyone could have predicted.

September 5, 2012

Update: What You Need to Know Right Now About the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak. And Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits.

Posted By: Ward Black Law

fungal-meningitis-picWhat began as a constellation of seemingly isolated cases of deadly infections has become a raging nationwide outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis linked to contaminated epidural steroid injections. The  disease continues to spread, and the latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are staggering: 510 illnesses from fungal meningitis and peripheral joint infections, 36 deaths. Cases have occurred in multiple states: Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The disease has apparently claimed one life in North Carolina.

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