You’d think they’d have a much better system in place, for when something goes wrong. Not if, WHEN.
The system they’ve got is set up to benefit industry — and to screw any unlucky consumers.
“Most claims have to be filed within a year of getting a vaccine, regardless of when side effects show up, and the program does not pay fees for lawyers or expert witnesses. It provides little opportunity for those filing claims to participate. And the awards do not pay for suffering or damages.
‘It’s illusory,’ said Sarasota, Florida-based vaccine lawyer Anne Carrion Toale. ‘No one is going to actually get compensation in that program.’ “
Did you catch that? You have ONE YEAR to file a claim, no matter how long it takes for symptoms of a slow-growing issue to become apparent, let alone resolved, or even correctly diagnosed.
“That was the case for Christina Grim of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, who said she filed a claim about a year after learning from her mother’s doctor that an H1N1 vaccination had likely triggered the Guillain-Barre syndrome that killed the 76-year-old day-care worker.
‘The clock started ticking but she didn’t show any symptoms. I didn’t know what was happening to her,’ said Grim, whose mom, Verl, racked up $25,000 in hospital bills after she was found crawling down a hallway at home, her legs limp, a few days before she died in 2010. ‘I didn’t know the vaccine could do this to her.’”