Gabby Swank, a teenager in high school, decided to get the Gardasil vaccine after seeing the popular commercials. After she got each dose of the vaccine she became more and more ill, eventually suffering from seizures, strokes and heart problems. Eventually, her neurologist determined that Gardasil was to blame for her condition. Gardasil is a vaccine given to prevent certain types of the human papillomavirus which lead to cervical cancer and genital warts.
In 2008, the US government and Gardasil's manufacturer concluded that there was no link between Gardasil and severe health effects like the ones Gabby Swank suffered. However, the National Vaccine Information Center, a private vaccine-safety group, later reported that Gardasil had three times the number of Emergency Room visits compared to another vaccine given to young people for meningitis. Currently, there have been over 30 deaths reported in two years with regard to Gardasil.
Some severe side effects that have been associated with Gardasil include:
- Blood clots
- Bell's palsy
- Guillain-barré syndrome
- Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Now Accepting Gardasil Injury Cases
The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently representing clients who suffered injuries as a result of taking Gardasil. If you have suffered any of the above side effects following the Gardasil vaccine, contact us for a free consultation.