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Debate Over HPV Vaccine Comes To Arkansas

With the federal government advising parents across the country to vaccinate all children between the ages of nine and 14 against the human papillomavirus (HPV), some Arkansas teens are coming forward to warn both parents and teens about the dangers these vaccines may pose.

4029 News told the story of a 20-year-old woman who received the vaccine as a teen. She was then a 16-year-old Ozark High School cheerleader who started receiving the three-part vaccine during a routine check-up because cervical cancer ran in her family. From the first shot, she reported feeling nausea and pain throughout her body. The teen spent the next four years in and out of hospitals and underwent numerous exploratory surgeries in an effort to find answers to her ailment to no avail. She is now on dozens of medications and after receiving a settlement from the drug’s maker for her doctor’s bills, the girl is now on disability due to her condition.

35 million doses of the drugs Gardasil and Cervarix have been given in the United States since 2006, with 20,000 reports of bad reactions to the drugs. Some of the symptoms included muscles aches and numbness, but data is pointing in the direction that the vaccine could cause an autoimmune disease linked to several types of arthritis as well.

The Arkansas Defective Drug Injury Lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton encourage parents to research these vaccines before giving them to your children. If you have taken these drugs and suffered adverse effects, contact us immediately to see if we can help you.

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