How to Obtain Full Compensation for Serious Injuries, Seizures, Infertility, and Deaths Connected to the Gardasil HPV Vaccine
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Parker Waichman is providing free consultations for claimants who have suffered adverse reactions to the Gardasil HPV vaccine across the United States. These claims seek to obtain monetary compensation for those injured by the Gardasil HPV vaccine that caused serious injuries, seizures, infertility, or death.
The process of receiving just compensation for you or your loved one’s Gardasil injury begins by contacting Parker Waichman LLP to discuss your legal rights and potential case. Our caring team is ready to listen to you. Call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) for a conversation about your matter.
Severe Adverse Reactions and Injuries Linked to the Gardasil® Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
Numerous claims and lawsuits have been filed against Merck & Co., Inc. and its subsidiary, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., (“Merck”) nationwide alleging injuries caused by the Gardasil® human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. These cases similarly allege that the vaccine has caused countless individuals to develop serious health problems, including, without limitation, infertility and seizure disorders. Despite having been approved by the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) back in 2006, people continue to be harmed by the vaccine, leading to the thousands of lawsuits and claims that have been brought against Merck.
About the Gardasil HPV Vaccine
Over the past few years, Merck has aggressively marketed its vaccine – Gardasil – urging American families to vaccinate girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 26. In its fear-inducing campaign, Merck promised to provide them with lifelong protection from developing HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to the development of cervical cancer in women. There are a number of different strains of HPV, however, Gardasil offers protection against cervical cancer for four of them.
Why is Gardasil So Dangerous?
According to recent investigations, Gardasil, once marketed as a nearly side effect free vaccine by Merck, has been associated with severe side effects, including, without limitation, seizure disorders and infertility. These investigations reveal that the FDA has erred in its approval of Gardasil in failing to sufficiently examine the results from Gardasil’s clinical trials. Meaning, the FDA did not properly review the potential complications of the drug, which has been the cause of serious and sometimes fatal side effects being experienced by countless boys and girls in the United States. Presently, several thousand cases of adverse reactions and as many as 8 deaths have been associated with this dangerous drug.
Gardasil’s FDA Approval and Adverse Event Warnings
Merck received FDA’s approval of Gardasil in June of 2006. In seeking approval of the drug, Merck touted it as being 90 to 100% effective in preventing certain strains of HPV that are linked to cervical cancer. Following the FDA’s approval, Merck went so far as to claim that the drug may eliminate most cervical cancers. The manufacturer aggressively lobbied state health authorities across the U.S. for the mandatory vaccination of young girls. As such, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that the vaccine would be beneficial to be given to girls ages 11 and 12. Overall, the aggressive promotion of the drug in addition to intense lobbying has brought about $1.4 billion into Merck’s coffers.
Despite the dangerous complications associated with Gardasil, the FDA maintains its stance on the vaccine as being a safe and effective treatment. According to the FDW, “[b]ased on the review of available information by FDA and CDC, Gardasil continues to be safe and effective, and its benefits continue to outweigh its risks. CDC has not changed its recommendations for use of Gardasil. FDA has not made any changes to the prescribing information for how the vaccine is used. In addition, FDA routinely reviews manufacturing information, and has not identified any issues affecting the safety, purity and potency of Gardasil.”
Notwithstanding, the FDA further provides that it encourages the use of Gardasil, asserting that it is a safe and effective vaccine that has the potential to benefit millions of women and men in the prevention of the dangerous strains of HPV. However, it is important to note that according to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, the incidence of deaths from cervical cancer prior to the introduction of Gardasil in the U.S. market was on a steady decline with a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 women.
Gardasil Lawsuits in the News
Due to the numerous adverse effects associated with the use of Gardasil, multiple lawsuits have been filed against Merck. Their allegations assert, among others claims, that Merck:
- Was negligent in failing to adequately and appropriately test the efficacy and safety of the vaccine including its adjuvants and individual ingredients;
- Failed to warn the public of the vaccine’s dangers;
- Ran a fear-inducing “Tell Someone” television campaign urging parents to vaccinate their kids for fear of developing HPV and cervical cancer;
- Created a market for the drug via “disease branding;” and
- Ran a campaign attempting to guilt parents who did not vaccinate their child with the vaccine.
In many of the lawsuits, parents assert that their kids were healthy and happy before having been administered the vaccine, and as a result, continue to suffer serious and ever-worsening health issues.
Lawsuit Filed by a 21-year-old Man Alleging Debilitating and Disabling Injuries Linked to the Gardasil Vaccine
In one such lawsuit, a 21-year-old man, formerly an active kid who loved the outdoors, excelled in school, and ran cross-country, became debilitated and disabled at the age of 14 due to being administered the Gardasil vaccine. His complaint accuses Merck of negligence, failing to warn of the hazardous side effects associated with the drug, and of manufacturing defects.
The attorneys representing the man are also seeking punitive damages due to the fact that Merck allegedly made the conscious decision to not inform consumers about the adverse health risks associated with the vaccine. Specifically, the lawyers assert that Merck put profits over patient safety and now many children and adults are facing serious and even fatal health issues.
Lawsuit Filed Alleging 12-year-old Girl Suffered Life-threatening Complications 24 Hours After Taking the Gardasil Vaccine
In another lawsuit, a 12-year-old girl received the Gardasil vaccine, where at the time, she was a happy, physically active, and talented girl who enjoyed art and music. Like countless other mothers across the United States, the child’s mother allowed her daughter to be vaccinated with the drug due to the numerous television, internet, and in-print advertisements urging parents to give their children the Gardasil vaccine.
According to the lawsuit, these ads touted the vaccine as safe and effective in preventing HPV. Within 24 hours of being given the vaccine, the girl experienced life-threatening complications, including seizures, face swelling, slurred speech, and a severe headache. Per the complaint, it alleges, among other claims, that the HPV vaccination contains several dangerous ingredients, one of which the manufacturer intentionally failed to disclose to the public as well as regulators.
One ingredient, Polysorbate 80, is associated with numerous adverse health effects. As a result of the aforementioned, the girl health has been irreparably affected for the remainder of her life.
How to Hold the Makers of Gardasil Responsible for You or Your Child’s Injuries
At Parker Waichman, LLP, our bottom line is holding Merck accountable for the damages that you or your loved ones have faced due to suffering life-threatening reactions to the vaccine. We are compassionate and aggressive attorneys who will fight hard for you to receive justice.
If you or your child was injured after having receiving the Gardasil vaccine, we encourage you to contact our seasoned team of Gardasil Vaccine Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. Our well-established law firm is renowned across the country for our success in handling pharmaceutical and vaccine cases. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in these litigation matters and have a long track record of getting results on behalf of our clients. Call today and let an experienced trial lawyer answer all of your questions and help you to fight for your legal rights.
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