Gardasil Lawsuit Attorneys in Pittsburgh
Injuries Linked to HPV Vaccine Gardasil
Merck & Co. has been accused of marketing the HPV vaccine Gardasil without conducting enough safety research or informing the public of its potential risks. Notably, the HPV vaccine has been linked to postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a serious automatic nervous system disorder that can cause heart and blood pressure problems. Countless women who have used Gardasil are now exploring their legal options to see if Merck & Co. can be held liable for their losses.
Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is currently investigating Gardasil claims and hearing from clients throughout Pittsburgh and beyond. If you used Gardasil and were diagnosed with POTS, there could be a connection, and you could be owed compensation.
Call (844) 383-0565 to talk with a Pittsburgh Gardasil lawsuit attorney now.
Dangerous Side Effects Linked to Gardasil
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil in only six months, which is only a fraction of how long the approval process typically takes. The quick approval process could be a clear indication that research and development for Gardasil were hastened, too. Did the swift R&D and FDA approval processes allow Gardasil to be sent to the market with too many side effects?
Gardasil has been linked to these unsafe side effects and more:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Autoimmune deficiencies
- Muscular disorders
Deaths Possibly Caused by Gardasil
The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is used by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track the effectiveness and safety of authorized vaccines. According to its database, HPV vaccines like Gardasil are the suspected cause of more than 500 deaths in the last 30 years or so. In nearly 75% of those recorded deaths, Gardasil or Merck & Co. was mentioned. This information could suggest that Gardasil is inordinately more likely to cause a severe or fatal reaction than any other HPV vaccine on the market.
Why is Merck & Co. Being Sued for Gardasil?
Unsafe prescription drugs sometimes reach the market without resulting in a lawsuit or class action lawsuit. In the case of Gardasil, though, Merck & Co. has been accused of rushing the human clinical trials phase of its research and development. It has even been accused of falsifying its findings to push Gardasil to the market as soon as possible.
Can Anyone Sue Merck & Co.?
Taking a claim against Merck & Co. for Gardasil side effects will be more difficult than the average dangerous drugs case. As a vaccine, Gardasil gains some legal protection from the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which safeguards vaccine manufacturers from liability in certain situations. However, it is not complete immunity, and vaccine manufacturers can be met with a civil lawsuit when applicable.
To file a civil lawsuit against Merck & Co., these steps might be required first:
- File a petition with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims – Vaccine Court.
- Wait up to 240 days for the Vaccine Court’s judgment on your petition.
- Reject the judgment for valid legal grounds and pursue civil action instead.
Essentially, it can take significantly longer to gain the right to sue Merck & Co. directly if Gardasil caused you or a loved one to suffer an adverse health condition. For this reason and more, it is even more important to work with the Pittsburgh Gardasil attorneys of Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. We would be honored to guide you through the entire process, protecting your right to a recovery at every step, including initial steps with the Vaccine Court.
Will Merck & Co. Have to Pay Punitive Damages?
Currently, there is a legal effort to have Merck & Co. pay punitive damages in Gardasil lawsuits. The lawsuits allege that the Big Pharma company used fraud to develop and market Gardasil, putting users at serious risk of unsafe consequences. Punitive damages are used to punish defendants who hurt others through severe negligence or criminal actions, so it could be possible that punitive damages will apply to Gardasil lawsuits.
Call a Gardasil Lawyer Today
Did you or a loved one receive a Gardasil 4 or 9 injection for HPV vaccination? Did unsafe and serious side effects occur after? If there is a connection, then you could be owed compensation for your pain, suffering, and losses. Let Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. investigate your case and uncover the best way forward.
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