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Also known as Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, is a rare neurologic disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves.


  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (“DTaP”) Vaccine

  • Hepatitis A (“Hep A”) Vaccine

  • Hepatitis B (“Hep B”) Vaccine

  • Human Papillomavirus (“HPV”) Vaccine

  • Influenza (“Flu”) Vaccine

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (“MMR”) Vaccine

  • Meningococcal Vaccine

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (“PCV”) Vaccine

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (“Tdap”) Vaccine

  • Varicella (“Chickenpox”) Vaccine

Many things can cause GBS, but some studies have found that the chances of developing GBS may increase after getting a flu vaccination. In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association cites GBS as one of the most frequent neurological conditions reported after receiving a flu vaccination. However, the CDC does monitor for GBS during each flu season, and the data on an association between the flu vaccine and GBS have been variable from season to season.


Initial symptoms typically include weakness or tingling in the legs, but these sensations can spread to the arms and upper body and can result in paralysis. Fortunately, though, while GBS can result from the flu vaccine, it is more likely for a person to get GBS after getting the flu itself than after vaccination.


Should you or anyone you know develop any symptoms of GBS after receiving a flu vaccination, you may be entitled to money compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Rawls Law Group are experienced in handling these sort of vaccine injuries and can help assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve, so give us a call.

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