Dozens of Gardasil lawsuits have been filed after teenagers developed severe, life-threatening autoimmune disorders and other side effects of the HPV Vaccine.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Gardasil induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know has been diagnosed with severe side effects of Gardasil HPV Vaccines, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Vaccine Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
UPDATE: Lawyers Call For Centralization of Gardasil Lawsuits
In May 2022, lawyers petitioned federal judges to centralize at least 34 separate Gardasil vaccine injury lawsuits nationwide into one federal court — in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), which is like a class action.
Gardasil lawsuits accuse Merck of failing to warn patients and doctors about the risk of autoimmune disorders from Gardasil, such as:
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
- Orthostatic Intolerance
- Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) – blood clotting disorder
HPV Vaccine Overview
The HPV vaccine is used to prevent infections caused by the Human papillomavirus. This virus is easily transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, including during sexual activity. There are more than 100 different types of HPV, and certain high-risk types can cause genital warts, cervical cancer, anal cancer, and other diseases.
What is the Problem?
The FDA approved Gardasil in June 2006, after awarding Merck “fast-track status” to speed up the approval process for Gardasil to just 6 months. Critics claim that this 6-month period was much too short to fully investigate the long-term risks and benefits of Gardasil.
What Do Gardasil Lawsuits Claim?
A growing number of lawsuits accuse Merck & Co. of aggressively promoting Gardasil, downplaying the risk of serious side effects, and failing to adequately test Gardasil for safety before advertising it for girls and boys as young as 9 years old.
Lawsuits Claim Gardasil Contains Toxic Adjuvants
Like all vaccines, Gardasil contains toxic substances called “adjuvants” which are designed to irritate the immune system and trigger the body to respond and create antibodies against HPV.
The adjuvants in Gardasil include pieces of HPV virus DNA, as well as a proprietary aluminum called Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS).
According to lawsuits, the adjuvants in Gardasil can bind to non-vaccine proteins in the body, due to a process called “molecular mimicry.” This may be why Gardasil has been linked to serious long-term autoimmune disorders.
Autoimmune Disorders Linked to Gardasil
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Small fiber neuropathy
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Multiple sclerosis
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Transverse myelitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Interconnective tissue disorder
- Autoimmune pancreatitis
- Autoimmune hepatitis
Other Serious Side Effects Linked to Gardasil
- Premature ovarian failure
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic regional pain syndrome
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Migraines and severe headaches
- Persistent gastrointestinal discomfort
- Neuropathic pain
- Joint pain
- Brain fog
- And more
HPV Vaccine Injury Claim
You must first meet the following requirements to file an HPV vaccine injury claim:
- The HPV vaccine must have caused a serious injury to you, your child, or your family member. If you are a legal guardian of an injured person, you may also be eligible.
- The HPV vaccine must have caused a serious injury. You can only file an HPV vaccine injury claim if the injury lasted at least six months, or needed surgery or hospitalization, or caused disability or death.
- You must file your claim soon after the injury or death occurs. You have two years for a death, three years for an injury, and four years for an injury that eventually causes death.
If you have an HPV vaccine injury claim, your case will go before the Vaccine Court in Washington D.C. Experts at this court review each claim. If they are convinced that the vaccine is responsible for your injury, they can award financial compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP was established in 1989 for the dual purpose of helping victims of vaccine injuries, while also protecting vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits.
Your claim could be worth up to $250,000. Since the VICP was established, the court has paid out more than $2.4 billion to compensate the victims of vaccine injuries.
To date, the VICP has reviewed 180 HPV vaccine lawsuits, including 171 for injury and 9 for deaths. The VICP has awarded financial compensation in 28 cases, dismissed 38, and is still reviewing the rest of the injury claims.
Do I have an HPV Vaccine Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting HPV vaccine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know has been diagnosed with severe side effects of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Vaccine Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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