Tatum Strieter-Byron is asking the federal government to compensate for the death of his mother, Sandra Jacobs, in April after a complication of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was confirmed.
“This is about the fact that cheating has taken place and we will hold them accountable,” Clinton’s Strieter-Byron said last week.
Strieter-Byron received confirmation on Monday Countermeasure injury compensation program received.
The U.S. Department of Health Program is seriously injured by vaccinations, medicines, devices, or other items recommended to diagnose, prevent, or treat a declared pandemic, epidemic, or other security threat. It benefits Americans who have been killed or killed. These items have been proposed by the government to combat COVID-19, anthrax, smallpox, or Zika virus.
It was established because COVID-19 vaccine makers and others were granted liability protection by the Public Health Emergency Preparation Act enacted in 2005. In 2020, the US Secretary of Health and Welfare enacted this law, declaring COVID-19 a public health emergency. Guarantee that Johnson & Johnson and others are exempt from proceedings. The only exception is death or serious injury caused by “intentional misconduct.” Protection will be extended until October 1, 2024, unless amended or revoked.
Claims for the compensation program must be made within one year from the date of receipt of the applicable countermeasures.
Jacobs, 60, was vaccinated with a single vaccine at a CVS pharmacy on April 8. Just five days earlier, the Federal Health Agency temporarily stopped vaccination while testing for abnormal blood clotting disorders.
She died on April 21st in a type of stroke, “complications of cerebral sinus thrombosis.” Recent administration of her vaccine has contributed to the condition. Such results are extremely rare and are the facts that make Strieter-Byron bristle.
“Telling me that it’s rare does not reduce her death,” she said.
She brought her proceedings to multiple law firms, but no lawyer agreed to take action on her behalf. One company advised her to file a claim for her own countermeasures.
Gary Krochmal, a lawyer at Farmington Hills, said Strieter-Byron has a “difficult road”. She must show that Jacobs’ brain stroke or bleeding was a direct result of the vaccine. That’s a huge burden, Krochmal said.
He is a member of the Vaccine Damage Relief Bar Association, but does not deal with countermeasure cases. He does not consider such work to be efficient or beneficial.
This program is not allowed to refund attorney’s fees. We will reimburse medical expenses, unemployment income, and survivor death benefits, but only if these are not covered by other payers such as health insurance, veterans’ benefits, and workers’ accident compensation.
According to program data, between 2010 and February 1, there were 7,033 claims and only 40 were considered indemnity. In 29 cases, people received a total benefit of approximately $ 6.1 million, 10 eligible applicants did not report eligible costs, and one case was pending. The program did not pay the COVID-19 Countermeasure Claim until February 1. One vaccination claim due to an anaphylactic reaction was considered eligible but is awaiting review. According to the program, most of the claims paid are related to the H1N1 vaccine given during the 2009 swine flu epidemic.
Krochmal will file a proceeding against the National Vaccine Damage Compensation Program, which is an unmistakable alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving allegations of vaccine damage. Founded in the 1980s Federal law That is, the vaccine manufacturer is not liable for damages resulting from vaccine-related injuries or deaths due to unavoidable side effects or solely due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide direct warning. Suppose.
The aim is to prevent proceedings that could lead to vaccine deficiencies and reduce vaccination rates for commonly administered pediatric vaccines, including measles, mumps, whooping cough, or even cough and hepatitis A and B. It was that.
The national program allows you to pay legal fees. You can also give the complainant more time three years after the first symptoms or within two years of death.
Of the approximately 20,800 ruling claims, approximately 8,800 were considered indemnible and the program paid the claimant approximately $ 4.7 billion.
We hope that the COVID-19 vaccine will be added to the national program, but that will require parliamentary legislation, Krochmal said. “And it’s a slog that takes time to pass Congress.”
Mark. Stated. “Without protection, there was no vaccine,” he said, with nearly one million COVID-19 deaths in the United States. The country has recorded about 79.2 million cases. “Have you ever come across someone who dared to wonder what the death toll would be without a vaccine?”
Krochmal, who was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, received booster immunization, and participated in the polio vaccine trial as a child, said the vaccine was counted as a countermeasure because of the rapid development and approval of emergency use of the vaccine. Said. Creating other common vaccines took much longer to research and experiment.
He doesn’t know how long Strieter-Byron’s claim will take, but the national vaccine program continues for years of untreated cases that should be resolved within six months. He said.
Strieter-Byron didn’t know what to expect. She doesn’t need money. Her mother’s death-related costs were paid, Jacobs’ home was sold, and all the rewards she received were used to fund her child’s college. She hopes to be able to participate in a class action proceeding someday.However, in Michigan, pharmaceutical companies State Law It was fixed in 1995.
“It’s incredibly frustrating for a family that we can’t really do anything about. Our hands are tied,” she said.
This happened and she said there was nothing to rely on. “Thank you for your sacrifice.”
Nine people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was approved for emergency use in February 2021, died of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), which is characterized by a combination of decreased platelet count and thrombosis. Reported by the Disease Prevention and Management Center. According to the CDC, there are 57 confirmed cases of TTS after the shot.
Approximately 18.5 million Johnson & Johnson doses have been administered in the United States, and side effects are rare.
It is unknown if Jacobs is included in the total number of deaths. This week, the CDC refused to confirm that she was a known case. The agency does not identify the case by name. Her death is documented by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System used to detect potential safety concerns associated with immunization in the United States. The report is non-verifiable and can be created by anyone.
According to the CDC, 6 of the people who died from TTS were diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. This is a rare form of stroke. It occurs when a blood clot forms in the sinus of the brain and prevents blood from draining. You may bleed. All but two were women.
CDC currently recommends Pfizer and Moderna vaccines Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and above Because there is a risk of serious adverse events. According to the CDC, anyone who has already received a shot should take a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot in most situations.
Based on the available data, the CDC states that the risk of TTS after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination is not increased.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is for those who have a severe allergy to the components of the mRNA vaccine or who remain unvaccinated due to limited access to alternative vaccines. You can consider it.
During February The New York Times reported The company temporarily closed its only factory in the Netherlands and created a usable batch of vaccines.
Strieter-Byron wants to see it withdraw from the market and her mother’s death was admitted in court. She wants everyone to know Jacobs’ name.
Patience and perseverance, she has sought every option. “Each one. And I continue … you can mark my words.”
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