Dallas drug injury attorney, Eberstein, says Gardasil may cause serious injury and death.
Dallas, TX (AmericanInjuryNews.com)–The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) http://www.nvic.org/ reports the vaccine Gardasil is linked to thousands of serious injuries and even some deaths among our nation’s young female population. The United States federal government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) http://vaers.hhs.gov/ has recorded over 10,000 adverse reactions including over 30 deaths after female patients have received the Gardasil vaccine. These numbers account for close to 20% of all vaccine adverse reactions reported to VAERS. Besides complaints of dizziness, nausea and weakness, one of the most commonly seen serious, debilitating injuries voluntarily reported is Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes muscle weakness, blood clots and even death. Parents of young women who have died after being given Gardasil are citing the vaccine, made by Merck, as the link to their deaths. Several of the autopsies, of these young women, revealed “undetermined” causes of death in otherwise healthy young women, including “sudden cardiac death”.
Gardasil was approved for young women between the ages of 9 and 26 approximately three years ago by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Over 30 million Gardasil vaccines have been administered to our nation’s young women since its approval. Merck, the drug manufacturing company who makes Gardasil, was spending millions of dollars lobbying the federal and state governments to require mandatory Gardasil vaccination for all young women in America. Merck backed off of its mandatory vaccination lobbying efforts when reports of the dangers of Gardasil hit the media in the fall of 2008.
Gardasil is recommended for adolescent girls to prevent four types of human papillomavirus, two of which are believed to cause cervical cancer. Medical researchers and industry experts assert the federal government’s VAERS system is a weak voluntary reporting system co-sponsored by two federal agencies under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) www.hhs.gov which are the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) www.cdc.gov and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov.
Gardasil has also been linked to increase injury when administered with other vaccines like meningitis. Legal experts, including top product liability lawyers, are questioning why Merck would insist on lobbying a mandatory vaccination for a disease that cannot be contracted through common social interaction or by respiratory inhalation? Human papillomavirus is contracted through unprotected sexual intercourse. Other interesting information about Gardasil was revealed after NVIC did an investigation into the costs of receiving the Gardasil vaccination. Gardasil is administered in a three dose series and costs from $420 to $825 for the three shot dosing, not including doctor’s office visits and follow-ups. Gardasil is not covered by insurance companies and all of these expenses are out-of-pocket to young women and their parents.
Despite the thousands of reported injuries, including deaths, Gardasil remains available for administration by pediatricians and family doctors to young girls and women across the country. Merck continues to actively market and advertise the safety, efficacy and necessity of Gardasil vaccination. Merck is currently seeking approval for Gardasil vaccination in young men from the FDA.
AmericanInjuryNews.com by Dallas Injury Lawyer Brian A. Eberstein
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