If you have used the HPV vaccine called Gardasil®, take note: this vaccine given to millions of younger women and girls around the world to protect against cervical cancer may have several serious side effects. If you believe that you or a loved one have been ill or injured as a result of taking Gardasil®, you have important legal rights and may be entitled to financial compensation.
Manufactured by Merck & Co., this HPV vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. At the time of its approval, Merck & Co., claimed that clinical trials had proven the vaccine to be between 90-100 percent effective in preventing the transmission of four common strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV accounts for most cases of cervical cancer. Some members of the medical community have suggested that the FDA erred in its rush to approve Gardasil® and did not study the vaccine’s possible side effects thoroughly.
The FDA declared Gardasil® to be safe but also acknowledged that “consumers, parents, health care professionals and others have raised questions regarding the safety of the HPV vaccine, Gardasil®.” On August 19, 2009, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article, coauthored by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control, that described 12,424 reports of adverse events following Gardasil® vaccination. Of those, 772 were serious events.
Serious side effects linked to Gardasil® include:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
- Transverse myelitis
- Motor neuron disease
- Venous thromboembolic events (VTEs)
- Autoimmune disorders
If you or someone you know suffered a serious side effect from this drug, you have valuable legal rights. Talk to us about filing an HPV vaccine lawsuit. By hiring a knowledgeable Gardasil® lawyer, you can ensure that your rights are being protected. Contact me today to receive a free consultation on your case.
You can receive a free consultation by filling out a quick and easy form or you can call my office at 1-800-CALL-KEN. Prescription drug injuries have a huge impact on your life and your families. Drug manufacturers like Merck will provide their own talented attorneys to defend their products. Put a fighter on your side and show these drug companies that they can’t get away with selling defective products.