Gardasil is a vaccination for certain strands of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that more than 80 percent of women have been exposed to by the age of 50. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, the vaccination has been added to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) following reports of severe adverse side effects.
Gardasil Side Effects
Since its release to the market in 2006, there have been more than 3,400 reports of adverse reactions to the vaccination, including eight deaths. Gardasil's manufacturer, Merck and Company, created the vaccination to prevent HPV-induced cervical cancer, and lobbied for a national mandatory Gardasil vaccination for girls 11 years old. The proposal has been denied after receiving thousands of claims against the vaccination.
Many patients reported the following Gardasil side effects:
- Blood clots
- Bell's palsy, a form of nerve damage
- Guillain-Barre syndrome, a potentially deadly muscular disorder
Other studies have found that more than half of the pregnant women who have taken Gardasil reported fetal abnormalities and birth defects, as well as spontaneous abortion.
Gardasil HPV Vaccination Lawsuits
Patients who have experienced adverse side effects of the HPV vaccination, Gardasil, might be entitled to receive compensation. Merck and Company is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of their products, and can be held liable for many damages caused by their defective drugs. The defective drug attorneys of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz have vast experience in filing defective drug claims, and can help you build a strong case against Merck and Company. Contact them today at (888) 255-2956 to file a Gardasil lawsuit today.