What Is Transverse Myelitis?

Transverse myelitis is the inflammation of the spinal cord and may occur as a result of a vaccination. The source and type of vaccination are often disputed—it may be linked to a reaction to the flu vaccine or hepatitis B, as well as other types of vaccinations.

Transverse myelitis affects the body in the following ways:

  • The spinal cord becomes inflamed and damages myelin, which offers protection for the nerve fibers.
  • When nerve fibers become damaged, the signals from the brain become disrupted.
  • The patient begins experiencing the symptoms, including muscle weakness and paralysis.

Other symptoms of transverse myelitis:

  • Lower back pain
  • Abnormal or no feeling in the toes and feet
  • Loss of bowel control or movement
  • Urinary retention

Patients may obtain recovery for transverse myelitis and other vaccine related illnesses from The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This is a government-run program that provides individuals financial compensation after being injured due to certain vaccines. Proving a vaccine caused an illness is complicated. That is why it is so important to have a knowledgeable and trusted vaccine injury lawyer on your side.

Hire Our Experienced Vaccine Injury Attorneys!

As nationally acclaimed team that is well-versed in cases involving vaccine injuries, Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates knows what to anticipate when it comes to managing these cases. In fact, our firm has an 80% success rate for our clients. It will take extensive investigation and scientific expertise to prove the cause of the vaccine related injury.

Should you have any questions, including how to proceed with a claim involving transverse myelitis, please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation.