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Law firm Initiating Covid-19 Vaccination Injury Compensation Claim Actions

Posted: September 20th, 2021

A Irish Legal practice has initiated legal actions seeking compensation for clients in relation to incurred as a result of th being vaccinated for Covid-19.

The east of the country based legal practice has revealed that they have been inundated with calls from individuals that believe they became seriously ill due to being administered with the vaccination. 

A number of people are believed to have contracted conditions including myocarditis and pericarditis which are connected to inflammation of the heart muscles. Other ailments believed to be included in claims are Bell’s palsy and SIRVA.

A spokesperson for the firm commented saying: “Having a significant injury as a result of a vaccine is very rare, but they do occur. The vast majority of people who get vaccinated will have no side effects or only mild side effects. Anyone with a mild or moderate side effect has no potential for a claim. But people who believe they have suffered a significant injury have contacted me. There is a legal threshold. A medical condition has to be identified and diagnosed. It then has to be proven it was caused by a defect of the product.”

The legal onus is on the claimant to show that the vaccine is defective and to do so it is required to have a medical expert providing medical testimony to say that the vaccine is actually defective. 

The representative for the firm said: “At present, you cannot initiate proceedings without having expert evidence.”

Around six weeks ago it was revealed that the Government to seekinn to create a compensation scheme for any individual who sustains injury(s) due to the State’s vaccination programmes. The firm welcomes this and said: “It is to be welcomed that the Government is recognising it and it is not just in relation to Covid vaccines. While the terms of reference have yet to be published, it is far better to have a compensation scheme rather than having people facing uncertain and costly litigation. The health authorities already accept there will be some people who suffer side effects, and publish data regularly. I myself have been vaccinated. But it must also be accepted that in rare cases some people can suffer significant injuries. On behalf of a number of clients I am investigating if it can be proven if they suffered a significant vaccine injury.”

The most recent statistics from the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the National Immunisation Office (NIO) indicate that there have been 13,529 reports of possible side effects submitted since the Covid vaccination process began.




Categories: Personal Injury Accidents

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