$225,000 Settlement for HMP Client

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Firm News | No Comments

A client of HMP (Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C.) recently received a settlement of $225,000 based on injuries he sustained after receiving a flu vaccination.

The client, a Walker County resident, received the flu vaccine on November 1, 2012.  Prior to receiving the vaccine, the client was in good health and suffered no chronic medical conditions.  After receiving the vaccine, the client became severely ill.  Specifically, he experienced several days of acute paresthesia and weakness in both hands and both feet, numbness in his hands, and shortness of breath. The client had to be hospitalized on several occasions due to the severity of his injuries.

Eventually, his doctors determined that he suffered Guillain-Barre Syndrome (“GBS”) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (“CIDP”) as a result of receiving the flu vaccine.  The client was treated with plasma exchange (PLEX) for several months.  Although the PLEX treatment helped, the client experienced residual effects of his injury for more than six months and will likely have to deal with these issues for the rest of his life.

A lawsuit was filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims, under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  The client’s medical records were obtained and provided as evidence of his injuries.  Doctors and experts were contacted and retained to provide evidence of the client’s injuries and the causes of those injuries.  After the lawsuit was filed and evidence was presented, a settlement was reached.

If you or a family member have been injured through no fault of your own, please contact Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. at 936-295-3712 or at www.hmp-attorneys.com.  The personal injury attorneys at Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. can assist you with your legal needs.  Jacob Paschal, a lawyer with Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C., is licensed to practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims.  He is also licensed to practice in state courts in Texas, as well as the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Federal Courts of Texas.