What Is CIDP or Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy?
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is when the body’s immune system slowly attacks the peripheral nerves causing weakness or paralysis of the legs and the arms. CIDP is a form of autoimmune disease.
What happens is the body’s defenses attack and strip away the covering that protects the nerves, which is called the myelin sheath. In later stages of the disease, the immune system breaks through the myelin covering and attacks the nerves themselves.
The disease is related to Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP). However, in the case of CIDP, the effects come on more slowly and are chronic or long-lasting. CIDP is also called Chronic Relapsing Polyneuropathy when patients seem to stabilize and recover, then experience a return of the symptoms later on.
What are the Symptoms of CIDP?
The most common symptoms include fatigue, loss of reflexes, tingling in the arms and legs, numbness, aching pain in the muscles, weakness, and paralysis. These symptoms typically come on slowly and progress for a long period of time. Patients are usually treated for CIDP with repeated courses of either an intravenous immunoglobulin or plasma exchange. Early treatment is the key to the long-term recovery of CIDP.
Can CIDP Be Triggered by an Immunization or Vaccine Shot?
Yes. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. has represented patients with CIDP and GBS triggered by the seasonal influenza vaccine (the flu shot); diphtheria, pertussis, and the tetanus shot, or DTaP immunization; hepatitis-B vaccine; and the measles, mumps and rubella immunization (MMR vaccine).
What To Do If You Got CIDP After a Vaccination
Contact a lawyer who specializes in vaccine injury cases and practices before the United States Court of Federal Claims. This is not a typical personal injury case. There are no legal costs for a patient to hire a vaccine lawyer because the federal program pays all of the lawyer’s fees. You never have to share a portion of your compensation with an attorney. The vaccine attorneys at Maglio Christopher & Toale have helped clients recover multi-million dollar settlements for their vaccine reactions.
Is There Compensation for CIDP Triggered by a Vaccine Reaction?
Yes. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. has represented many CIDP and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) patients in the federal vaccine court, winning financial compensation for CIDP and GBS patients. Involved vaccines include the flu vaccine, Gardasil vaccine, Menactra vaccine, Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, and Hepatitis B vaccine.
Review Our CIDP Client Case Results
Below is a listing of recent CIDP decisions from the United States Court of Federal Claims awarding compensation to our vaccine injury clients.
CIDP Case Results
|Date||Vaccine Name||Illness |
|Link to Court Decision||Amount Compensated|
|3/9/2017||DTaP, Meningococcal Vaccines||CIDP||Case 15-1247V||$146,000|
|6/20/2016||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy CIDP||Case 14-545V||$270,000|
|6/20/2016||Influenza Vaccine||CIDP||Case 14-545V||$300,000|
|2/22/2016||Influenza Vaccine||CIDP||Case 14-754V||$154,452|
|2/16/2016||Flu Vaccine||CIDP||Case 13-579V||$330,000|
|8/19/2015||Flu Vaccine||Chonic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy CIDP||Case 14-779V||$270,000|
|4/6/2015||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||Case 14-974V||$425,000|
|1/29/2015||Flu Vaccine||CIDP, Transverse Myelitis||Case 11-238V||$537,500|
|1/9/2015||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||Case 11-103V||$225,000|
|7/25/2014||Meningococcal Vaccine, Hepatitis A||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||Case10-39V||$300,000|
|5/30/2014||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||Case 10-500V||$100,000|
|12/13/2013||Trivalent Influenza Vaccine||CIDP, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)||Case 10-442V||$217,000|
|7/15/2013||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||Case 09-328V||$75,000|
|7/11/2013||Influenza Vaccine||Chonic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||Case 10-686V||$425,924|
|6/17/2013||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)||Case 12-149V||$80,000|
|3/1/2013||TDaP, Influenza Vaccines||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)||Case 11-604V||$125,000|
|1/16/2013||Tetanus (Tdap)||Chonic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)||Case 11-864V||$150,000|
|12/15/2011||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), GBS||Case 09-859V||$150,000|
|9/8/2011||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy||Case 10-314V||$160,000|
|8/10/2011||Flu Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Guillain Barre Syndrome||Case 10-31V||$125,000|
|8/8/2011||Influenza Vaccine||Chonic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)||Case 07-290V||$895,012|
|6/30/2011||Influenza Vaccine||Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Guillain Barre Syndrome||Case09-853V||$140,000|
Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.
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