The family of a young girl will receive $61 million in a settlement over a severe vaccine reaction that left her debilitated for life. When she was 2 months old, the baby was given the standard diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination- the next morning her heart stopped beating. Before being resuscitated, she experienced symptoms including:
The child, now 6, will require round-the-clock medical care for the rest of her life. Since the reaction, she has battled:
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), from 1988 to 2011 there were a total of 3,979 claims of adverse reactions from the DTaP vaccine filed with the administration. These included:
Information below provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
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