Update: Gardasil Class Actions Allege HPV Vaccine Causes Autoimmune Disorders
Lawyers for a large group of plaintiffs have filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) requesting the creation of a new MDL Gardasil HPV vaccine class action lawsuit, seeking consolidation of all current and future HPV lawsuits alleging health complications from Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine.
At least 34 pending Gardasil lawsuits in 25 different federal districts were identified in the motion. The volume of Gardasil product liability cases is expected to grow very rapidly in the coming weeks and months. Plaintiffs allege that the Gardasil HPV vaccine caused them to develop auto immune and/or neurologic disorders because Merck failed to properly research it before pushing it on the market.
What is the Gardasil HPV Vaccine?
Gardasil is a vaccine intended to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which can sometimes lead to cervical cancer in women. Gardasil was developed by the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., and was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006.
What’s the Problem?
Merck obtained FDA approval for Gardasil in 2006 based on deceptive research and clinical trials which misrepresented the efficacy of the vaccine while concealing its safety risks and side effects, according to lawsuits. Merck then launched an aggressive and highly misleading marketing campaign to include millions of parents to vaccinate their pre-teen daughters with Gardasil.
Gardasil Side Effects
The Gardasil vaccination has been linked to the following vaccine complications and severe side effects:
- Cervical cancer
- Autoimmune disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic pain syndromes
- Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Lupus
- Movement disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
- Autoimmune disease
- Autoimmune pancreatitis
- Encephalitis syndrome
- Autonomic dysfunction
- Reproductive disorders, including premature ovarian failure (POF)
- Small fiber neuropathy
- Joint pain
- Extreme headaches / severe headaches
- Severe pain
Gardasil Class Action Lawsuits Filed in Georgia
A pair of lawsuits have been filed against Merck over claims that the Gardasil vaccine caused two teenagers to develop autoimmune disorders.
The plaintiffs in both cases allege that Merck is deceiving both the public and regulators about its safety and gains billions of dollars in profits each year by doing so.
Plaintiff Darby Hendrix claims she ended up having to drop out of school after she contracted an autoimmune disorder she alleges was from the Gardasil vaccine.
Hendrix says she was 14 when she took the Gardasil vaccine in 2017, and, within days of receiving the shot, began suffering adverse health effects such as developing a rash, having panic attacks and feeling weak and sedated.
Hendrix symptoms’ got worse to the point where she would frequently faint and began to experience migraines, joint pain and gastrointestinal issues, among other things, according to the lawsuit.
A specialist would go on to diagnose Hendrix with multiple autoimmune disorders that she claims were caused by taking the Gardasil vaccine.
In the other Gardasil class action lawsuit, Plaintiffs Ken and Shaun Wingerter, claim their otherwise-healthy teenage daughter, H.W., developed “chronic” and “severe” symptoms after receiving the Gardasil vaccine at the age of 13 in August 2018.
The Wingerters claim their daughter began experiencing adverse effects within weeks of getting vaccinated and was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS).
The Wingerters further claim that their daughter now has to be homeschooled due to her health problems and say she lives in fear “that she may die.”
Both Hendrix and the Wingerters claim Merck rushed the Gardasil vaccine out without doing the necessary studies needed to assure it was safe.
The Gardasil Vaccine Lawsuits are Wingerter v. Merck & Co., Inc., et al., Case No. 1:22-cv-01178, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Hendrix v. Merck & Co., Inc., et al., Case No. 1:22-cv-01171, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
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Again, if you or someone you know was injured by the Gardasil Vaccine or other HPV vaccine, you should contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation about your vaccine injuries. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Gardasil Lawsuit and an HPV Vaccine Personal Injury Lawyer can help.