Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have received the Gardasil vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV). Lawsuits against Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, allege that children and teens who received the vaccine later experienced systemic autoimmune dysregulation and various nervous system disorders.
The Gardasil vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 to provide immunization against a sexually transmitted virus that may cause cancers of the cervix, anus, and vulva, genital warts and other conditions in both men and women. The virus is spread through sexual activity. The vaccine is recommended for teens and young adults between 11 and 12 years old before they become sexually active to protect against transmission of HPV. Gardasil is one of two vaccines available for HPV.
Patients who received the Gardasil vaccine have reported serious injuries and conditions years after the vaccine was administered. Merck has been accused of failing to disclose side effects and conduct proper testing of the vaccine. Several lawsuits in various states, including Florida, California, and Connecticut, have been filed against Merck for manufacturing and marketing a defective and unreasonably dangerous vaccine.
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.
The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) routinely monitor the safety of vaccines through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). In 2009, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article that explored the data for select adverse events reported between 2006 and 2008 in connection with Gardasil. The study found over 12,000 reports of adverse events in patients who received the Gardasil vaccine. Of those reports, 6.2% were classified as serious events. As compared to other vaccines, a higher proportion of the Gardasil reports included syncope (fainting) and venous thromboembolic events as adverse events. Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare neurological condition that leads to muscle weakness, was also reported in individuals who received Gardasil. From 2015 to 2018, a total of 758 serious health conditions in connection with the HPV vaccine were reported in VAERS.