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What You Need to Know about Guillain Barré Syndrome

Published on Jan 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm in Vaccine Injury.

At Urban & Taylor, S.C., we’re committed to informing U.S. citizens about the invisible dangers of regular, routine vaccinations that are advertised as being safe 100% of the time. The truth is that our safety is never guaranteed when we receive a vaccination– even for one as routine as a flu shot.

One of the most dangerous vaccine injuries and conditions is caused by the flu shot, in fact. This condition is called Guillain Barré Syndrome, and while rare, it can lead to major implications and lifelong debilitating consequences. Here’s everything you need to know about Guillain Barré Syndrome.

What is Guillain Barré Syndrome?

Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a disorder where the person’s own immune system damages their nervous system. This can lead to muscle weakness and in rare cases paralysis. Most people fully recover from GBS, however recovery may last anywhere from six months to two years or longer. Read more about GBS here.

The chances of getting Guillain Barré Syndrome from a flu shot are very low, but it does happen. Research shows that the connection between GBS and the influenza vaccine is higher than any other vaccine.

Symptoms of Guillain Barré Syndrome

The most common first symptoms of Guillain Barré Syndrome are weakness or loss of feeling in the extremities. That feeling then spreads throughout the whole body, and in some extreme cases leads to a full-body paralysis. The other most common symptoms include:

  • Trouble chewing
  • Breathing Problems
  • Problems walking straight and having a hard time with balance
  • Rapid heart rate

For a complete list of symptoms, click here.

Getting Help from a Trusted Vaccine Injury Lawyer

If you believe that you or someone you know may have been diagnosed with Guillain Barré Syndrome after having a routine flu shot, please contact Scott Taylor and the Urban & Taylor vaccine injury team today. You will never be charged a fee for our services. Attorney Taylor and his staff will help evaluate your claim based on its merits. You may call us toll free at 866-720-7232.

Since your claim will be filed with the Federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.C., we are not limited to the representation of Wisconsin residents and are able to represent vaccine injury victims throughout the United States. No matter where you live, we can help. In the event there is a hearing on your claim, the court and our team will travel to your area, at no cost to you.

Attorney Scott Taylor is one of a small percentage of attorneys nationwide licensed in the United States of Federal Court of Claims. He has aggressively advocated for the innocent victims of vaccine-related injuries for nearly a decade and has a proven track record of success within the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. You can learn more about the program on our vaccine injury claim FAQ.

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