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 over a 90% 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.

*Success rate does not include the infrequent filing to protect statute of limitation time limit where cases are not completely investigated.