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Senior in high school Emma Burkey received a shot of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine April 1. For two weeks he was placed in an induced coma. He underwent three brain surgeries after experiencing seizures and developing blood clots in his brain.
When Burkey was sufficiently transferred from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, he first round of payment amounted to $ 513,000.
The 18-year-old’s family friends went GoFundMe to raise money to help grow Burkey’s growing medical costs. On July 7, more than $ 59,000 was raised.
The family has asked that most of Burkey’s medical expenses be covered by insurance-but that’s not clear, as the cost of their daughter’s medical care could run into millions of dollars.
“Right now it really feels like national debt,” said a family spokesman. “It’s so big you can’t hold your head.”
According to a recent update on Burkey’s GoFundMe page, Burkey is still in intensive rehab, remaining in a wheelchair and standing unassisted for the first time July 6 – almost four months after getting the vaccine.
More than 180 people have asked for help on GoFundMe
As in The Defender reports July 1, RESEARCH REVEALS compiled by a group in Mesa County, Colorado, revealed on June 25 that there are more than 180 GoFundMe accounts asking for help for people suffering from injury after receiving a COVID vaccine and leaving multiple medical bills and other costs.
The well -known vaccine injury law firm says it will not help people injured by COVID vaccines because COVID vaccines are not covered under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, forcing many to collect funds for their injuries online.https://t.co/pob7n5TZiw
– Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (@RobertKennedyJr) July 2, 2021
Alicia Smith, 34, a hairdresser who felt pressure from the media to get a COVID vaccine to make her clients feel safe. After receiving his second dose of Pfizer on April 15 at a Walgreens, he immediately experienced side effects, including inflammation, loss of feeling, shortness of breath and symptoms of Bell’s Palsy.
Bell’s Palsy unexplained weakness of the facial muscles or paralysis caused by damage to the facial nerve causing the fall on one side of the face. The condition usually resolves on its own within six months, but in rare cases, becomes permanent.
A neurologist at Louisiana State University told Smith that his symptoms were caused by anxiety and encouraged him to seek mental health treatment. Two months after being hospitalized and relegated to rehab, Smith is still unable to return to work due to severe uncontrollable tremors and Bell’s Palsy on the right side of his face.
Stacie [last name unknown] a developed third grade teacher Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) three weeks after receiving J & J’s Covid vaccine. Several times he would go to the emergency room after being shot because he experienced numbness in the lower extremities, but he was sent home when the tests were unreliable.
The numbness continued to progress and eventually Stacie lost her ability to stand and walk. He was hospitalized and diagnosed with GBS.
After several weeks, Stacie was able to take a few steps with the help of a walker and physical therapist. He was transferred to an intensive rehabilitation facility. A friend started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Stacie’s medical bills.
Lakela Thomas started taking medication for seronegative arthritis on April 1. The next day he received his first COVID vaccine. For three weeks, Thomas experienced severe chest pain, a rash covering his body, and swollen hands, feet and lips. Thomas spent more than two weeks in the hospital and is now on at least 14 medications.
Doctors believe Thomas now suffers from a number of autoimmune conditions, including Steven Johnson Syndrome – a severe medical emergency affecting the skin and mucous membranes accompanied by oral medications etc. vaccines – neuropathy, a severe inflammation of seronegative arthritis, thrush, and pericarditis and Behçet’s illness, a rare disease that causes inflammation of the blood throughout the body.
Almost three months after his COVID vaccination, Thomas did not improve. Her husband began a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses and lost wages, because he could not return to work and he now had to provide care for his wife and daughter.
Gary Spaulding an active landscaper who experienced a severe headache after receiving J & J’s COVID vaccine, causing him to go to the emergency room.
Doctors immediately diagnosed Spaulding with Lyme Disease. Treatment was started, but numbness and tingling in his upper part improved. After doctors started tests to determine the cause of the growing series of symptoms, it was diagnosed with SpaSubing with GBS.
Doctors believe that Spaulding’s immune system, which fights Lyme Disease, was overdosed on the COVID vaccine causing the attack. myelin – the protective separation that surrounds the nerves, including those in the brain and spinal cord.
Treatment was quick and successful to catch the progression of the disease, but Spaulding was not yet nearly paralyzed.
After he recovered, Spaulding was sent to a rehabilitation hospital. Until June 29, he returned to the hospital due to infection and blood clots. He lost almost all of the progress he had made in the first phase of rehabilitation.
According to her GoFundMe, Spaulding has yet to walk and muscle weakness and pain are his constant companions. She is struggling to regain the motivation and feeling lost due to GBS brought on by the COVID vaccine.
On May 25, Freddy [no last name provided], a self-employed roofing contractor with two children, suffered an immediate and severe reaction to Moderns Covid vaccine. Within 15 minutes of vaccination, she lost sensation on the left side of her body, got a rash and experienced swelling in her hands and feet. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and sent home.
The next night Freddy began to experience heart palpitations and atrial fibrillation, and stopped breathing. He was transferred to the hospital for a heart examination.
On June 22, Freddy was also taken by ambulance to the hospital after he stopped breathing, experienced severe tremors in his leg and was unable to move.
Agreed to Freddy’s GoFundMe page, he was fired or ignored by healthcare providers who did not associate his newly acquired condition with Moderna’s vaccine. Freddy experienced frequent uncontrollable tremors and tremors, migraines, tinnitus, fatigue, dizziness, neurological episodes resembling seizures or strokes, brain fog and pain.
Getting federal compensation for COVID vaccine damages is nearly impossible
People facing large medical bills after being injured by COVID vaccines have few options, beyond what their own insurance covers. That’s because of federal law, vaccine makers are protected from liability.
In 2005, Congress passed the Public Preparedness and Emergency Preparedness Practices (PREPARATION), that gives permission the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a declaration providing strength from tort liability for claims of loss caused by medical resistance (e.g., vaccines, drugs, products ) against diseases or other threats of public health emergencies.
On Feb. 4, 2020, HHS called the PREP Act previously declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. On January 21, HHS changes the work, which expands the liability protection to include additional categories of qualified persons authorized to teach, administer and administer COVID-19 vaccines as authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
In exchange for immunity for vaccine makers, under the PREP Act, the federal government has promised compensation to bad reactions of COVID treatments and vaccines through a program called Countermeasures Injury Comprehensive Program (CICP), operated by HHS.
As in The Defender reports July 1, to June 1, the CICP reported 869 pending cases but offered no further information.
The CICP website outlines program criteria, which provide reimbursement of medical expenses, lost employment income and death benefits as “the late payer,” covering only the remainder unpaid or unpaid in other third parties, such as health insurance.
Under the CICP program, attorney’s fees are not covered. There is no court, judge or right of appeal.
Since the start of the CICP program in 2010, Only 29 claimed already paid, with an average payout of nearly $ 200,000. The other 452 claims (91.4%) were denied. Ten claims won approval but were deemed ineligible for compensation.
only about 8% of people applying for CICP with vaccine injuries have previously received payments, and have no protection from the United States legal system.
As Renée Gentry, director of the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic at George Washington University Law School, put it, COVID vaccine the claimants have two rights: “You have the right to file,” he said. “And you have a right to lose.”