Gardasil, a vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co., was marketed as a way to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV). After being administered to thousands of adolescents and young adults, however, patients began reporting serious and disabling Gardasil side effects. Victims may be entitled to financial compensation through a vaccine injury lawsuit.
If you are uncertain about your legal rights after suffering from serious health issues after receiving the Gardasil vaccine, Three years is the statute of limitations on vaccine injury. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will meet with you to discuss your legal options during a free case review.
What Are the Claims Against Gardasil?
Claims have been made that Gardasil is unreasonably dangerous for consumers due to manufacturing and marketing defects. Lawsuits allege that the Gardasil vaccine has caused severe and sometimes life-threatening injuries, and that Merck & Co. should have done more to protect patients from these risks, such as conduct proper clinical trials. For example, Gardasil achieved approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in just six months.
Health issues that have been associated with Gardasil include:
- Blood clots
- Severe allergic reactions
- Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Other demyelinating diseases
- Autoimmune disorders
- Reproductive disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Nervous system disorders
- Death, in the most severe cases
Gardasil has been connected to adverse reactions, serious injuries, chronic diseases, temporary and permanent disability, and patient deaths. If your injury or disease does not fall into one of the above-listed categories, we can still work with you to try to prove that Gardasil or another HPV vaccine injured you.
Who Can File a Gardasil Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one received the Gardasil vaccine and first experienced symptoms or side effects within the last three years, you may be eligible to pursue a case against Merck & Co. Three years is the statute of limitations on vaccine injury cases (or two years from the date of a victim’s death). However, do not assume that you have missed your statute of limitations. First, consult with an attorney.
Types of Compensation Available in Gardasil Claims
Victims with serious injuries and side effects from the Gardasil vaccine may be faced with thousands of dollars in long-term medical costs. Many victims also suffer temporary or permanent disabilities that interfere with their ability to work. Filing a Gardasil lawsuit can enable a victim to pay for existing and future estimated costs associated with his or her injury.
Compensation may include:
- Medical bills
- Visits with specialists
- Medical devices or medications
- Travel or transportation
- Disability costs and accommodations
- Lost wages and future capacity to earn
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional injuries
- Wrongful death damages
Filing a personal injury claim with assistance from The Liberatore Law Firm can improve your chances of achieving a successful settlement or judgment award for a Gardasil injury. While we never guarantee positive results, we will relentlessly pursue the case outcome that you deserve for a serious injury, even if this means taking your drug liability case to trial.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Los Angeles Gardasil Injury Lawyer Today
For more information about a potential Gardasil lawsuit or a claim involving another HPV vaccine, contact us for a free and confidential consultation with an attorney. We will carefully review your case to determine if it has merit. If so, we may offer to represent you in the fight for justice as an injured patient. Call The Liberatore Law Firm today at (424) 285-8550.