A young woman who was injured by the HPV vaccine Gardasil® has filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co.
The HPV vaccine lawsuit was filed by Julia B., a 19 year-old woman from Rhode Island who has been suffering from Gardasil side effects for 6 years.
She received her first dose of Gardasil in August 2013, when she was just 13 years old, and a second dose of Gardasil in October 2014.
After the injections, she says she immediately began experiencing a wide range of health problems, including flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, tinnitus, migraines, dizziness, fatigue, and other problems.
The symptoms persisted until she was eventually diagnosed with autoimmune diseases, such as fibromyalgia, orthostatic intolerance (OI), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
Rhode Island is one of just a few states that require a HPV vaccine for school attendance. Unfortunately, her health problems after the vaccine were so severe that she could not attend most of high school.
In August 2020, she filed a lawsuit accusing Merck & Co. of failing to warn her about the serious risks of Gardasil, fraudulently overstating the vaccine’s benefits while downplaying side effects, and more.
The lawsuit was filed on August 19, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island — Case No. 1:20-cv-00364.