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Are You a Parent of a Tween? Learn the Devastating Side Effects of the HPV Vaccine

Vaccinations are meant to protect the human population from communicable diseases. Government protocols and scheduling for routine vaccination of children and infants changes periodically, either adding a new vaccine to those recommended or providing a safe alternative to vaccines known to cause illness or injury. A recent addition to the protocols is human papillomavirus (HPV), which is recommended for boys and girls at 12 years of age. The two vaccines currently on the market — Gardasil and Cervarix — are engineered to protect the population against four strands of the virus that can lead to genital warts, cervical cancer and other lesser-known cancers. Both these vaccines are causing a growing concern as patients report illness and injury caused by the vaccines.

Illness and injury associated with HPV vaccine

As of May 2013 there have been nearly 30,000 reports of adverse side effects following HPV vaccination, including 136 deaths and nearly 1,000 disabilities.

Side effects, illness and injury associated with HPV vaccines include:

  • Increased risk of cervical cancer — Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, suggested in their initial safety report to the FDA that the vaccine could increase the risk of cervical cancer by as much as 44 percent

  • Inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders — ranging in severity from mild to fatal

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome — often resulting in severe debilitation

In addition to side effects listed here, there have been a number of reports of sudden death following vaccination. The precise cause of death remains unknown.

How to receive financial compensation for vaccine injury

All vaccines carry risks, and many individuals may be unknowingly sensitive to one of the vaccine suspension’s inactive ingredients.  The United States Government’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program provides monetary compensation for victims of vaccine damage. A Florida personal injury attorney can help you file your claim. If you believe you or your family member may have been harmed by Gardasil, Cervarix or other “routine” vaccinations, contact a personal injury attorney at Gillette Law, P.A. For more than 20 years Charlie Gillette has been fighting for Floridians. He can give you a professional assessment of your legal options and help you to receive justified compensation. 

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