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December 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Hi there!

I filed for compensation for my CIDP resulting from the flu shot.  The government settled out-of-court because my case was strong based on the time frame from when I received the flu shot to when my symptoms appeared.  Fortunately, I was able to get a copy of my flu shot record from the clinic where I received it.  That document is very important.  Without that proof, I don’t think any lawyer would even entertain me.

I first contacted my lawyer in September 2008 – it took 4 years despite the out-of-court settlement.  My lawyer said that I could get more if we go to court but I told her that I am worn out.  It will probably take another 2 years if we go to court.  I’m not even sure where I’d be by then since my CIDP is worsening.  The court issued a decision in September to pay me the amount that we agreed upon.  I thought that I would get the check by November but todate I’m still waiting.  It’s frustrating because I made commitments to pay some bills based on that expectation.  Lesson learned:  the government is never in a hurry to pay.

Best of luck.