Gardasil Side Effects Linked To Blood Clot Lawsuits

Gardasil Side Effects May Be Linked To Blood Clot Lawsuits

Gardasil | Lawyers, Lawsuits | Side Effects: Blood Clots, Miscarriage, Death

Our firm is investigating instances of serious side effects linked to Gardasil, including blood clots and deaths. Since Gardasil was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an HPV vaccine, its maker, Merck Inc., has undertaken an aggressive campaign to convince families to have their daughters undergo Gardasil vaccinations. Even though reports of Gardasil side effects are increasing, the FDA has refused to review the safety of this vaccine. Our lawyers are offering free consultations to anyone who suffered serious complications from Gardasil. The lawyers at our firm also meet with victims’ families and will diligently work to make sure Gardasil victims receive the compensation they deserve.

Gardasil was approved by the FDA in June 2006. At the time, Merck & Co., the maker of Gardasil, represented that clinical trials had proven its vaccine to be between 90-100% effective in preventing the transmission of some strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. The approval of Gardasil was much hyped, with Merck claiming that Gardasil had the potential to eventually eliminate most cervical cancers. The investigation conducted by our Gardasil side effect lawyers has concluded that the FDA erred in its rush to approve Gardasil and, it its haste, did not study the vaccine’s possible side effects thoroughly.

What our firm has found particularly disturbing are Merck’s attempts to force Gardasil vaccines on young women. Following its approval, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all young girls between the ages of 11 and 12 receive the Gardasil vaccine. Recently, 20 states pushed for a federal mandate making Gardasil mandatory for sixth-grade girls.

Merck was more than happy to echo the CDC recommendations, and actually began an intensive lobbying effort to convince state health authorities to make Gardasil vaccinations mandatory for young girls. Merck’s heavy-handed promotion of Gardasil has been effective, and some analysts estimate that Gardasil could net the company as much as $1.4 billion in its first full year on the market.

Gardasil Linked to Blood Clots, Miscarriages and Deaths

Since its approval, Merck has claimed that Gardasil is practically side effect free with pain at the injection site being the most common complaint. However, a 2007 Judicial Watch analysis of the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has revealed that Gardasil has not been as side effect free as claimed. Oddly, Judicial Watch was only able to obtain the FDA’s reports on Gardasil after a Freedom of Information Act request with the agency.

Since its approval, there have been at least 3,461 filed complaints of adverse reactions to the Gardasil vaccine. According to the “Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System,” as of January 31, 2010, there have been 49 U.S. reports of death among females who have received Gardasil. According to Judicial Watch, several instances of blood clots were reported to have occurred after the administration of Gardasil.

Other side effects including paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures were also reported. Our Gardasil side effect attorneys believe that even these Gardasil adverse event reports could be underestimating the true number of serious Gardisil side effect incidents that have actually occurred. For that reason, we are seeking to speak with anyone who experienced serious Gardasil side effects.

Gardasil has also been linked to an increased instance of fainting following administration of the vaccine. From 2002-2004 there were a total of about 50 reports of vaccine-related fainting. But from 2005 until last July, reports of vaccine-related fainting spiked to about 230. About 180 of those cases followed a shot of Gardasil, according to the CDC.

The Gardasil side effect reports also include 28 women who miscarried after receiving Gardasil. In May 2007, a 24-year-old woman suffered a miscarriage, which an investigator in a report issued to the federal government said, may have been caused by Gardasil because the patient received the injection within 30 days of the pregnancy. In July 2007, a 17-year-old girl from Texas was unaware she was pregnant when she got her second dose of Gardasil. She miscarried, but the cause of the miscarriage has not been determined, according to a report.

The reasons for two other miscarriages in Florida in 2007 – one by a 16-year-old and another by a 24-year-old both – are undetermined, according to reports. But it is known that both women had Gardasil vaccinations shortly before the miscarriages. If you or someone you know suffered a miscarriage following the administration of Gardasil, it is important that you contact one of our Gardasil side effect lawyers in order to protect your rights.

Most disturbing among the Gardasil side effect reports are those that involve the deaths of young women. Three young women in the US died shortly after receiving Gardasil, while two other women in Europe also died after the vaccine was administered. Despite all of these reports, Merck continues to market Gardasil as virtually side-effect free. Our Gardasil side effect lawyers believe that Merck has misled the public about Gardasil’s potential dangers, and our law firm intends to hold Merck accountable for these dangerous Gardasil side effects.

Legal Help for Gardasil Side Effect Victims

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Contributed by Anthony Gucciardi

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Following controversy over U.S. state legislatures requiring young girls to
take Gardasil, Merck’s vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), a number of
severe side effects have been observed along with the recent
deaths of 3 young girls. Gardasil is now marketed towards men and women up to
age 26 as a “preventative” tool against anal cancer. As of January 2010,
Gardasil has been linked to 49 deaths and countless side-effects, while
cancer associated with HPV is only responsible for 1% of all cancer
. Why then, is it being recommended to millions worldwide?

As of June 2009, 15 million girls have been
injected with the Gardasil vaccine. Out of 15 million people, 49 deaths may not
seem like a lot. Unfortunately, however, there are many more cases of extreme
side effects from the vaccination. In fact, the amount of adverse reactions was
so high that Judicial Watch, a group that claims to expose government
corruption, was forced to step in. Between May 2009 and September 2010 alone,
Gardasil was linked to 3,589 harmful reactions and 16 deaths. Of the 3,589
adverse reactions, many were debilitating. Permanent disability was the result
of 213 cases; 25 resulted in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome; and
there were 789 other “serious” reports according to FDA documents.

In August 2008, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) required all female
immigrants between the ages of 11 and 26 to receive at least one dose of the
Gardasil vaccination if they planned on entering the United States. The
enforcement was due to a law created in 1996 that required immigrants to
receive any vaccination that was recommended by the United States government.
The difference between the citizens of the U.S. and the immigrants seeking
refuge within the country, is that the citizens can refuse any vaccination they
do not wish to receive. While the requirement was lifted on December 14, 2009,
countless immigrants were affected. This held especially true for the female
immigrants who intended to have children. According to reports, 28 women
experienced miscarriages within 30 days of receiving the Gardasil injection. In
response, the FDA said it is not worth investigating. Going against the FDA
claims that Gardasil was completely safe, some government officials expressed
concern over the fact that Gardasil was ever recommended for U.S. citizens.

“If we had known about it, we would have said it’s not a good idea,” said Jon
Abramson, the former chairman of the CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization

Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher during the creation of both Gardasil
and a similar vaccine, Cervarix. Leading the research team gave Dr. Harper an
inside look at the effects of Gardasil, which she has been exposing for over a
year. Dr. Harper said that Gardasil would do very little to fight cervical
cancer, and at the very least it should not be recommended to children younger
than 15.

Unfortunately, the CDC did not agree, boasting about the anti-cancer effects of
Gardasil and even going as far as to recommend it to girls as young as 9. Dr.
Harper says that 70% of all HPV infections resolve themselves within a year,
and within 2 years the percentage climbs to 90%. During an address at the 4th
International Public Conference on Vaccination, Dr. Harper explained the risks
associated with Gardasil. Instead of promoting the vaccine, which was expected
of her, she told the truth. The audience was dazzled.

“I came away from the talk with the perception that the risk of adverse side
effects is so much greater than the risk of cervical cancer, I couldn’t help
but question why we need the vaccine at all,” said Joan Robinson, Assistant
Editor at the Population Research Institute.

Experts have spoken out, and the documents have been released. Gardasil is a
deadly injection that claims to treat an infection that has a 90% chance to
resolve itself within two years. With Rick Perry’s failed attempt to force
Gardasil on Texan schoolgirls, it is easy to see that the world has awoken to
the truth regarding Gardasil. The research is clear: stay away from this poison


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By: Barbara Hollingsworth 09/28/10 12:00 AM
Local Opinion Editor
.Documents from the Food & Drug Administration obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine manufactured by Merck that FDA officials fast-tracked for approval in 2006, may not be not as safe as its industry and government backers assured the public it was.

FDA records show that 16 new deaths (including four suicides) and 3,589 “adverse reactions” tied to Gardasil were reported in the 16 months between May 2009 and September 2010. The adverse reactions included 213 cases of permanent disability. The FDA also received 25 reports of paralyzing Guillian Barre Syndrome in young girls and women who had received the vaccine.

One 13-year-old died 37 days after receiving a Gardasil shot. “I first declined getting her the vaccination but her doctor ensured me it was safe,” the girl’s mother told the FDA.

In March, I talked to two families in Maryland and New York whose healthy, athletic, college-aged daughters suddenly dropped dead shortly after getting the shot. Another girl in Maryland suffered a major debilitating stroke days after receiving her second Gardasil injection in 2008.

Emily Tarsell, whose 21-year-old daughter Christina died 18 days after receiving her first Gardasil injection, accused Merck of misrepresenting her daughter’s case in the report the pharmaceutical company sent to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System run by the Centers for Disease Control.

“Merck said in its VAERS report that a physician reported that my daughter had an enlarged spleen caused by a virus that was life threatening,” Tarsell told The Examiner. “That was totally made up. The autopsy report listed the cause of her death as ‘undetermined,’ a followup by CDC found no evidence of a viral infection, and the pathologist and her doctors all denied telling them that.”

Earlier this year, Tarsell sent out a 10-page questionnaire to 39 patients (or their families) who had experienced adverse affects following a Gardasil injection. The answers, she says, showed a pattern. “In every case, there was an increase in non pre-existing symptoms that got worse and accelerated with each additional Gardasil injection.”

Six of the 39 respondents died. All six had complained of chronic fatigue, combined with various combinations of dizziness, headaches, skin disorders and other symptoms. Statistician James Garrett found that the timing of the deaths (five after the third shot) could not be coincidental, concluding that “…the hypothesis that Gardasil is not related to any of [the six deaths] is not tenable.”

The vaccine, which protects against the human papilloma virus, is currently required for all sixth-grade girls in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, as well as many other states. Parents may opt out, but few are aware of the risks.

“A woman’s risk of dying from cervical cancer is very low if she gets annual pap smears,” Tarsell says, warning other parents: “No one tells you that if you get these symptoms, stop the injections. If we had been told, we would have declined the shot, because the risk is not worth it.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

(NaturalNews) A federal report has concluded that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has a 400 percent higher rate of adverse effects than another comparable vaccine, the Menactra anti-meningitis shot.

“It is unusual for there to be such a big discrepancy between two vaccines used in similar populations involving serious and relatively rare life threatening adverse events and autoimmune disorders,” the researchers from the federal Vaccine Events Reporting System wrote.

Gardasil, marketed by Merck, prevents againt the strains of HPV believed to be responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and 90 percent of genital warts cases. GlaxoSmithKline’s competing Cervarix vaccine protects against the same cervical cancer-causing strains.

The researchers considered Gardasil and Menactra equivalent for the purposes of comparison because they are given to similar age groups at similar frequencies. Their study concluded that Gardasil was associated with twice as many emergency room visits, four times as many deaths, four times as many heart attacks, seven times as many “disabled” reports and 15 times as many strokes. All reported cases of blood clots and heart attacks associated with Gardasil occurred when the vaccine was given alone, not in conjunction with other drugs.

“Fainting, which has been attributed by doctors and health officials as ‘fear’ of needles in teenage girls, is reported six times as often … after receipt of Gardasil than Menactra even though Menactra is also given to girls in the same age group,” the researchers noted.

The report recommends that the government more thoroughly investigate reports of dangerous side effects from the HPV vaccine, that research be conducted into mechanisms by which the vaccine might cause these effects, and that patients and parents be more adequately warned of the risks before vaccination. It also recommends that Congress investigate how the vaccine was fast-tracked for approval in the absence of safety data on girls younger than 17.

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