A 27-year-old woman, in contemplation of pregnancy, received a rubella vaccine since she had no immunity to rubella.


She was not informed of the risks of receiving the vaccine. Within a month of vaccination, she developed a recognized neuromuscular complication of vaccination–Guillan-Barre. The plaintiff was paralyzed and continues to experience profound motor function deficits.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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