Vaccine Injury: Transverse Myelitis
Transverse myelitis is neurological disorder that causes swelling and inflammation of the spinal cord. It affects both children and adults and often develops as a person is recovering from a viral infection such as the flu. In some cases, transverse myelitis is triggered by one of the following vaccines:
- Flu vaccine
- Hepatitis B
- Measles mumps and rubella (MMR)
More About Transverse Myelitis
Much like multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis targets myelin, an integral component and protective coating of nerve fibers. When the myelin sheath is damaged, communication between the brain, spinal cord and the rest of the body is disrupted. This causes a range of neurological symptoms such as:
- Widespread pain, especially in the neck or back
- Tingling sensations or numbness
- Weakness in the limbs
- Bowel and/or bladder dysfunction
The Outlook for Patients
According to the Mayo Clinic, people with transverse myelitis are often prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications to manage their symptoms. Rehabilitative therapy is also useful for maintaining mobility. While most patients do recover, some are left with lifelong disabilities and complications such as pain, muscle tightness, depression, or anxiety.
How a Transverse Myelitis Attorney Can Help
Have you been diagnosed with transverse myelitis? If you believe your condition stems from a vaccination, contact Ward Black Law today. We have helped numerous patients obtain compensation for their vaccine injuries. In addition to transverse myelitis patients, our attorneys are also representing clients with Guillain-Barré syndrome, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), polymyalgia rheumatica, retina vasculitis, among other conditions.
If your transverse myelitis was in fact triggered by a vaccine, you need an active partner focused on your financial security. Medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy can be expensive, but our attorneys petition for recovery funds from the Vaccine Compensation Program before the US Court of Federal Claims. If your condition is deemed a direct result of a vaccination, this program will also cover all lawyer fees.
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