Massachusetts Law Firm files Gardasil Injury Petition under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Many are now aware of Compensation Program and the deadlines that must be met in order to qualify.
Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011
Gold law Firm, LLC attorney Howard S Gold recently filed a Gardasil vaccine complaint on behalf of a now 21-year old Massachusetts woman, who has a chronic, autoimmune disorder. The case, filed in The Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., seeks recovery under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
“This case is a tragic example of the increasing number of injuries and adverse reactions we are seeing nationwide in young woman who have received the Gardasil vaccine,” says Howard Gold, a leading Vaccine Injury attorney who handles cases from across the United States.
First approved in 2006, Gardasil is designed to protect young women and girls from several of the human papillomavirus (HPV) strains likely to cause genital warts and cervical cancer – the second most common cancer among women.
In this most recent case, 09-vv-00898 ROY v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, the Petitioner, who at the time was 17-years old, received the second in the series of the Gardasil vaccinations and began to experience progressive fatigue and weakness in her body. This was followed soon after with numbness and tingling in her extremities. She has now been diagnosed with Lupus and Connective Tissue Disorder. Since its introduction there have been more than twenty-thousand (20,000) reactions from the Gardasil Vaccine reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) set up under the Vaccine Injury Program. See, http://www.vaers.hhs.gov “I strongly believe that children and adults alike should be receiving all of their mandatory vaccinations. However in the case of optional vaccines, especially ones that are new to market, it’s important to talk to your health care practitioner about the risks,” states Gold, who has been handling Vaccine cases for 12 years.
Petitioners have three (3) years from the onset of the injury (or two years from date of death) to file a claim. Gold states that the “Program is not used as much as it could be because the American public is just not aware of it. I receive at least 5 calls a month from individuals who cannot obtain compensation because the deadline has passed. They just found out about it too late. We all need to do a better job in getting the word out to the public that the Program exists.”
For more information on vaccine injury claims, contact 1-781-239-1000 or hgold(at)goldlawfirm(dot)net or visit http://www.goldlawfirm.net.