Proving a Vaccine Caused GBS

May 7, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Hi, 😮

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. This really is a good group of people.

Proving that the vaccine caused my illness was very difficult for me because no matter what I said, the government denied that a vaccine was the cause. Everytime I went to the doctor, I made sure that tetanus shot reaction was in my medical records. It must be written down by a medical professional and since most of them do not know what they are, it is up to the patient to make sure the topic is in the records. Never trust a doctor or nurse to write down what you say!! Take a piece of paper to each appointment with topics and questions that you want to discuss during the few minutes you have. Make sure a copy is put into your records and keep a copy for yourself. You will have to have all of these papers if your file for the program.

There is a window of time for GBS to occur, which I believe is 6-8 weeks post vaccine, that is accepted by the government. File a VAERS form yourself if the doctor won’t do it. The only way you can get the results of all the reactions that occurred from the same lot as your vaccine is to use the Freedom of Information Act when you request the information. Sounds like a lot, but it can be done. Now that flu shots have been added, I just hope as many people file as possible.

Brandy, it took about a year after the court decision was made until I got any money. If I had passed away during that time, my family would not receive any of the funds. They put off payment for as long as possible probably hoping that most people just fade away. And, yes, you are right. This is a despicable way to treat the citizens of the country, especially someone who has served in the armed forces.

Trudy, [url][/url] has a list of attorneys. They can be anywhere because this is a federal case. Good luck and my prayers are with you.