Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Lawsuit Lawyer

Please note that we are no longer pursuing new Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine clients.

Over the last few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and permanently altered the way of life for humans globally. Deemed one of the deadliest pandemics in history, the virus has claimed the lives of over 6 million individuals worldwide. This pandemic has produced serious ramifications politically and economically in the United States and elsewhere. As the death toll spiked, and concerns over closures and isolation grew, scientists worked to produce a viable vaccine. The major pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, introduced its coronavirus vaccination after the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. However, the United States limited the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine after reports surfaced of dangerous health complications in those who received the vaccine. Reach out today to speak with one of our attorneys about how a Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine lawsuit can help you.

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been injured after receiving the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine. Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson claim that the vaccine may be linked to adverse health events including blood clots, pulmonary embolism, stroke-like symptoms, and death.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

On February 27, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J. The EUA authorized the administration of the vaccine while researchers assembled additional data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations utilize a new type of vaccine methodology called mRNA technology. The vaccines work by sending instructions to cells for making copies of a spike protein. This triggers an immune response in our body to attack the actual SARS CoV-2 spike protein.

But, the J&J vaccine delivers spike protein instructions differently. The J&J vaccine used a more traditional approach (like that used for the flu) and relies on a different virus to carry the genetic code to defeat the coronavirus. Also, unlike Moderna and Pfizer, the J&J vaccine only requires one shot rather than two shots. People over the age of 18 can receive the single dose J&J vaccine and it is effective two weeks after vaccination.

J&J COVID Vaccine in the News

In early April 2021, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, which addresses safety problems related to licensed vaccines, received six cases of serious injury. These women who received the J&J vaccine developed an especially rare and dangerous blood clot in the brain, and one woman even died. Following the six reports, the government paused the J&J vaccine to determine safety risks potentially linked to the shot. The unusual clotting issue tied to the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine is known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS). Thrombosis happens when blood clots block veins or arteries, and thrombocytopenia is a condition that produces dangerously low platelet levels. Medical professionals reported similar complications in patients who received the AstraZeneca vaccine, a vaccine not approved in the United States. Countries in Europe halted the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine after several women under the age of 60 developed TTS.

In late April 2021, the CDC and FDA agreed to end the suspension period for the J&J vaccine. The FDA then added a warning label to the J&J COVID vaccine to alert consumers about this rare, but serious blood clotting risk. Although, in December 2021, the CDC recommended the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over the J&J vaccine due to the blood clot complaints.

Again, in May 2022, the FDA updated its stance on the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. The announcement limited the authorized use of the vaccine to adults 18 years of age and older who cannot receive other shots because they are not clinically appropriate or available. Furthermore, the FDA pledged to continue to monitor the vaccine for new safety information.

J&J COVID Vaccine Injuries

The CDC and FDA warned that patients taking the J&J vaccine could experience CVST or blood clots in the brain and other blood vessels such as the legs, lungs (pulmonary embolism), abdomen, and brain (stroke). Spontaneous CVST affects 5 of every 1 million people annually around the world. CVST can lead to serious disability or death. Cases of CVST occurred several days to 2 weeks after the patient was vaccinated with the J&J vaccine.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a J&J COVID Vaccine Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by J&J COVID Vaccine, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

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.