Vaccine Injury Cases
John Doe v. United States Secretary of Health & Human Services (Influenza Vaccine Injury)
United States Court of Federal Claims | $6.15 Million Judgment
A man in his 50s saw his physician for a routine flu shot, but suffered horrible and rare adverse reactions. He developed a condition known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the nerves, rendering the patient disabled, often significantly. There is no cure for Guillain-Barre, but the condition can be treated and managed. In this case, the Court awarded over $5 million for future care expenses, as well as nearly $1 million for lost wages, past medical expenses, and pain and suffering. This federal vaccine program is often the only source of potential recovery for patients who suffer rare and severe reactions to routine vaccinations.