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COVID-19 Vaccine Maker AstraZeneca Sued Over Deaths, Severe Injuries

A nurse fills a syringe with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Dobong Healthcare Center in Seoul, South Korea, on February 26, 2021. South Korea today began its coronavirus vaccination program with the AstraZeneca vaccine targeting 785,000 health workers and people under 65 in nursing homes. (Photo provided by Jeon Young Jae Pool/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
1:08 PM – Thursday, February 22, 2024

UK-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is being sued in more than 70 claims related to deaths and serious injuries caused by reactions to its coronavirus vaccine.

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About 80 plaintiffs are suing the company for additional damages beyond the 120,000 pounds ($152,000) allocated in the government’s compensation program, while lawyers insist the company is not “anti-vaccine” Be a member of an organization.

The lawsuit being filed relates to cases of vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia (VITT), which can disrupt blood supply to essential organs and cause potentially fatal blood clots.

An AstraZeneca representative said the company does not comment on pending legal proceedings, but that patient safety is its “top priority” and that “we are committed to supporting those who have lost a loved one or who have reported a health problem.” I feel sorry for people,” he said.

They said regulators had authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for its “safety and efficacy” and that evidence from clinical studies and real-world use showed it had an “acceptable safety profile”. He emphasized that it was said to have proven that It also claimed to have saved “more than 6 million lives around the world” in its first year of operation.

According to the lawsuit, the first claim was filed in the UK High Court in December, and the second in January. The group said AstraZeneca was responsible for the damages and losses caused in these cases and that it had “no choice” but to file suit because there was no “fair and adequate” compensation plan in place. ing.

A woman named Cam Miller is also one of the plaintiffs.Her husband Neil passed away on May 1st.cent, In 2021, I turned 50 years old after VITT. She said her husband “wanted to get the jab as soon as possible”. BBC On Thursday, she added that she was not opposed to vaccination, but thought that “if she had not gotten the vaccine and then contracted COVID-19, she would have survived.”

“You lose that sense of security that Neil is there and you feel empty and very alone. It’s a struggle,” Miller said. “He was our family’s main breadwinner. He doesn’t want to go to court, but he needs money for the family’s future.”

The lawsuit group also claimed that radio journalist Lisa Shaw developed a blood clot in her brain after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in April 2021, and died shortly thereafter.

Gareth said Zac, her eight-year-old son and husband Gareth were “living with the loss of Lisa every day”. She said: “Our home is a quiet place right now. The brightness of each day is not the same. Sadness casts a long shadow over everything.”

Additionally, some applicants survive VITT but are left with disabilities. The third person, Jane Wrigley, underwent emergency surgery in March 2021 and her mobility is now “extremely limited” as a result of her illness, the charity said.

According to the UK National Health Service, VITT affects approximately 1 in 50,000 people under the age of 50 and 1 in 100,000 people over 50. “The risks of severe outcomes, including death and thrombosis, from COVID-19 far outweigh the risks of VITT that may be associated with highly effective vaccines,” the American Society of Hematology asserted.

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