Merck Issues Voluntary Recall On Gardasil Vaccine
More than half a million Gardasil vaccinations have been recalled due to glass particle contamination. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported via a news release on December 20, 2013 that the manufacturer, Merck, was voluntarily recalling one lot of the vaccine due to a breakage in the manufacturing process.
CDC says no action is necessary for those who received the vaccine
Although nearly three quarters of a million vials were recalled, just ten of them are said to be contaminated. The CDC says that those who have recently received the HPV vaccine do not need to take any action. Receiving a vaccine containing glass particles could result in irritation such as redness or swelling at the injection site. The affected vials were distributed throughout 40 states and Puerto Rico between August 20 and October 9, 2013.
Despite the fact that Merck seems confident that only a mild reaction might occur, a law firm is reportedly reviewing serious injury cases caused by the tiny pieces of broken glass.
Other reported adverse events related to Gardasil
The CDC has admitted to 22,000 adverse event reports unrelated to the glass particle incident, of which at least 1,670 were categorized as serious. A British Medical Journal report in October 2012 linked premature ovarian failure to the HPV vaccination. Just a year earlier, public-interest group Judicial Watch uncovered FDA documents revealing 26 deaths that were connected to Gardasil in addition to numerous instances of permanent disability.
The vaccine had already been linked to more than 49 deaths as well as thousands of negative reactions, but continues to be widely distributed. Merck reportedly used financial incentives in order to help pass a law in California allowing children as young as 12 to receive the injection without the consent of a parent.
In France, criminal complaints were filed in relation to severe injuries following the vaccine. A group of ten women allegedly suffered from a number of autoimmune disorders such as lupus, Guillain-Barré, and multiple sclerosis shortly after being injected. Numerous safety concerns have appeared in news reports and medical journals across the globe.
Merck lists some possible allergic reactions on its website such as swelling, headache, fainting and seizuresbut there is no mention of them reported deaths.
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Our Gardasil injury lawyers are investigating serious side effects linked to Gardasil, including blood clots,neurological disorders and even death. Gardasil was approved by the FDA in June 2006. As of June 30, 2008, there have been 9,749 VAERS reports of adverse events following vaccination with Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine. Of these, 94% were classified as reports of non-serious adverse reactions events, and 6% as serious adverse reactions.
Merck Inc., the maker of Gardasil, has undertaken an aggressive lobbying campaign to force families to subject their daughters to the vaccine. Our Gardasil injury lawyers are offering free consultations to anyone who suffered serious complications from Gardasil or their families. Our injury lawyers will work hard to make sure vaccine injury victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Gardasil injury lawyers working for our firm have been investigating reports of deaths, GBS and blood clots occurring in individuals after being immunized with the vaccine. As of June 30, 2008, 20 deaths had been reported to vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS). These deaths are still under investigation. Still, it has been widely reported that Gardasil is associated with GBS.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) has also been reported in individuals following vaccination with Gardasil. GBS is a rare neurological disorder that causes muscle weakness. It occurs spontaneously in unvaccinated individuals after a variety of specific infections. Finally, thromboembolic disorders (blood clots) have been reported to VAERS in people who have received Gardasil.
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Death after Gardasil Vaccines
Moshella Roberts – North Carolina
20 years old
Moshella died after Gardasil vaccination, 5 April 2008, her first day on the job at Trinity Home Health Care. Shelly appeared to have died in her sleep while on the job that morning.
Shelly was a student at Fayetteville State University in her sophomore year. She was a funny, quiet and easy-going person. Although she had a ‘laid back personality,’ she loved to help other people. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing hair and spending time with family and friends.
In High School, she was a varsity cheerleader, an active volunteer for her commuity (Special Olympics, make-up artist for a major play, and various civic functions). She received her CNA while maintaining honor status at college. She was majoring in psychology at Fayetteville State University.
During her sophomore year, she sought employment through a home health care agency. She died suddenly her first day on the job, coincidentally, only four days after receiving Gardasil.