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Narcolepsy cases linked to flu vaccine subject to new compensation dispute

Government lawyers are seeking to block compensation payments to people who developed the devastating sleep disorder, narcolepsy, as a result of a faulty swine flu vaccine. The Pandemrix vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was given to 6 million people in Britain and millions more across Europe during the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic, but was withdrawn when doctors noticed a rise ...

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Boy wins £120,000 damages for narcolepsy

Boy, 12, left disabled by his swine flu jab wins £120,000 compensation payout after three-year legal battle by his family

A 12-year-old boy has been awarded £120,000 by a court that agreed he had been left severely disabled by narcolepsy triggered by the swine flu vaccine, following a three-year battle in which the government had claimed that his illness was not serious enough to merit payment. The ruling is expected to lead to as many as 100 other families of ...

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