A report from Business Week has been released saying that out of all those who were vaccinated with the H1N1 flu shots in 2009, they are no more at risk from receiving the neurodegenerative disease, Guillian-Barre syndrome (GBS) than the general public.

For our San Diego law firm’s paralysis attorneys, this is good news.  Guillian-Barre syndrome is a rare disease that can cause internal spinal cord injuries and has been linked to patients who received the swine flu vaccination in the past.

Very few Guillian-Barre Syndrome cases from the 2009 swine flu shot.

In 1976, 43 million people were vaccinated against the H1N1 flu, and close to 500 people caught Gullian-Barre syndrome and 25 died.  This round of swine flu vaccinations left several people with GBS-related health conditions, including a 14-year-old boy who was paralyzed after his vaccination.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), on the other hand, has experts who claim there is no direct link between vaccinations and any case of GBS or GBS-related paralysis.

Among the 99 million people vaccinated for the swine flu in 2009, only 62 cases of “high suspicion” linked to Guillian-Barre syndrome.  That rate can be interpreted as six per every 10 million people compared to the rate in the general population estimated to be 34-400 per 10 million people overall.

Guillian-Barre syndrome can range from mild to severe as it forces the immune system to damage sections of the peripheral nerves, causing weakness in the legs before moving to the upper torso area, including the arms.

Our San Diego law firm’s paralysis attorneys are very happy to hear that this new round of H1N1 flu vaccines are not causing anywhere near the number of Guillian-Barre Syndrome cases.  Now, families can feel safe to use it against the swine flu and not have to worry about it causing paralysis.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis lawyer in San Diego.  We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.