GARDASIL® – also known as the HPV vaccine – has been at the center of many controversial debates. Developed by Merck & Co to prevent some forms of human papillomavirus (HPV), it was marketed as a safeguard from cervical cancer, as well as certain STIs and other cancers. The vaccine, given as a three-dose series, became available in 2006. While many doctors agree that the vaccine’s risks are lower than the risks of HPV, thousands of people have experienced adverse side effects, some leading to permanent neurological damage or death. Ward Black Law is uniquely equipped to serve as a powerful voice for these young people and their families.
Who gets GARDASIL?
When GARDASIL was introduced, it was marketed primarily to girls and women. Today, it is recommend that boys also receive the vaccine to protect against STIs such as genital warts and anal cancer. According to Merck & Co., the vaccine helps prevent HPV-related cancer and diseases caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18. (There are more than 100 known types.) The GARDASIL website states that the vaccine is appropriate for both girls and boys as young as nine and as old as 26.
HPV Vaccine Side Effects
In some cases, serious side effects and adverse reactions to GARDASIL have been reported, including:
- Severe allergic reaction
- Neurological problems
- Blood clots, including pulmonary embolism
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Bells Palsy
If you or your child experienced any of these severe effects shortly after receiving the HPV vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation.
Did your child experience severe side effects from GARDASIL?
If you or your child was seriously harmed by the GARDASIL HPV vaccine, you could be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering as well as past and future medical costs. Most GARDASIL injuries are covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Ward Black Law’s vaccine injury specialist Nancy Meyers has been admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which makes qualifies her to help with your GARDASIL claim. Contact us today for a free case review at (336) 333-2244 or toll-free at (877) 256-1214. We will answer your questions, review your medical history, and serve as an advocate for your family.