Transverse Myelitis, or TM, causes swelling on one or both sides of the spinal cord. The condition has been reported as a rare side effect of some vaccines, including the flu vaccine, vaccines to prevent diphtheria and tetanus, and pneumonia vaccines.
Individuals diagnosed with transverse myelitis, or TM, following administration of the flu vaccine or another inoculation may be entitled to compensation. To contact one of Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s vaccine injury lawyers, please call (888) 994-5118.
Transverse myelitis, or TM, is a neurological disorder that often damages the myelin, the protective layer that covers nerve cell fibers. Because the disease inhibits the spinal cord’s ability to send nerve signals to the body, it can result in serious complications, including:
Symptoms associated with TM usually develop over a few hours to few days. However, they may also progress over a period of weeks.
Signs and symptoms of TM may include:
While many patients fully recover from TM, others will suffer permanent disability that may make it difficult to accomplish normal, daily tasks.
The exact cause of TM is not known. It has been associated with viruses and other infections, as well as multiple sclerosis and certain autoimmune disorders.
In rare instances, TM has been triggered by certain vaccines, including
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) provides compensation to those who have been harmed by vaccines. To date, the program has paid out more than $3.9 billion to victims of vaccine-related injuries, including numerous individuals who were diagnosed with TM.
To learn of you might qualify to file a transverse myelitis claim with the NVICP, please call (888) 994-5118 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.
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