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Government Slow to Protect Public from Serious Gardasil Side Effects

March 08, 2011

Since the FDA approved Gardasil in June 2006 as a vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Merck and Co. has aggressively marketed it as helping to prevent the virus that can cause cervical cancer. However, there is evidence suggesting a link between Gardasil and serious adverse side effects including blood clots, miscarriage and death. Since FDA approval of Gardasil, there have been over 3,400 lawsuits filed based on adverse reactions and harmful side effects linked to the Gardasil vaccine. These reports of adverse side effects linked to Gardasil include several instances of blood clots, miscarriages and 49 deaths among females who have received the Gardasil vaccine in the U.S. Gardasil has also been linked to other side effects including paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law's dangerous drugs side effect attorneys represent clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast who suffer serious adverse effects from dangerous drugs. If you or someone you love has received the Gardasil vaccine and is suffering serious adverse medical effects like these, you should contact an experienced Gardasil side effects attorney.

Gardasil is being widely marketed and used to prevent cervical cancer. According to public health statistics, 11,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. annually, and another 4,000 die from the disease each year. Gardasil is designed to prevent contracting the HPV virus, which causes cervical cancer by formulating antibodies that are programmed to fight the HPV virus. Gardasil was initially widely lauded for providing a potentially effective weapon in the battle against cervical cancer. However, despite mounting evidence regarding potentially negative side effects, the media, government agencies and Merck have been slow to provide aggressive warnings regarding Gardasil's serious adverse side effects. It has been estimated that as many as eight million females in the U.S. have received the Gardasil HPV vaccine.

Ironically, many innocent consumers have no idea that Gardasil may have these serious adverse side effects because Merck has continued its aggressive marketing campaign claiming the Gardasil HPV vaccine is largely free of serious side effects. Since its approval, Merck has claimed that Gardasil is practically side effect free with pain at the injection site being the most common complaint. Based on these reports of injuries, and the suggested link, it appears that Merck continues to mislead the public about Gardasil's potential dangers. Despite the number of deaths reportedly linked to Gardasil, neither the Center for Disease Control (CDC) nor the FDA have provided warnings or required warning labels advising the public of the potential adverse side effects of Gardasil.

While many may assume that the lack of CDC or FDA action regarding Gardasil's negative side effects precludes a lawsuit for Gardasil related injuries, this is simply not the case. Although public health notices, Black Box Warnings and recalls can aid a Georgia dangerous drug lawsuit, the lack of warnings and notices does not preclude a Gardasil lawsuit based on other evidence, such as, statistical evidence, scientific studies and other medical testimony and evidence. Government regulation can be a slow process that lags behind evidence of potential health risks because such regulation is often reactive rather than preventive. Our experienced dangerous drug side effects attorneys are committed to protecting the public from dangerous drugs and unsafe drug side effects, especially when government regulatory agencies are slow to do so.

If you or someone you love has received the Gardasil vaccine and suffered any of the serious side effects described above, you should contact Montlick and Associates for a free consultation to discuss your rights to compensaiton. Our Georgia Gardasil side effects lawsuit attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or visit us on the web at where you can use our free case evaluation form or 24 Hour Live Online Chat. No matter where you are located we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

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