Vaccines like that taken for Flu, Meningitis, and DTP, have been shown to cause, in rare cases, Gillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Our lawyers are prepared to review your case of Gillian-Barre Sybdrome to determine if we can file a claim on your behalf in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves convey sensory information (e.g., pain, temperature) from the body to the brain and motor (i.e., movement) signals from the brain to the body. GBS is characterized by weakness and numbness or tingling in the legs and arms, and possible loss of movement and feeling in the legs, arms, upper body, and face.
Guillain-Barre syndrome is not hereditary or contagious. What causes GBS is not known; however, in about half of all cases the onset of the syndrome follows a viral or bacterial infection, such as can occur with the following:
- vaccination side effects
- Menactra Meningococcal Vaccine Gillian Barre Syndrome
- Flu Vaccine Gillian Barre Syndrome
- DTP Vaccine Gillian Barre Syndrome
- flu, common cold
- gastrointestinal viral infection
- infectious mononucleosis
- viral hepatitis
- campylobacteriosis (usually from eating undercooked poultry)
- porphyria (rare disease of red blood cells