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Gardasil Litigation



At Andry Law, LLC, we support safe vaccines, which eliminate severe diseases and protect our communities. Not all vaccines are created equally, however, and the Gardasil HPV vaccine has been linked to a wide array of unacceptable adverse side effects. Merck & Co deserves to be held accountable for producing a dangerous vaccine that has harmed countless Americans.

About Merck & Co’s Gardasil Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is an extremely common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is spread through skin-on-skin contact. It is statistically the most common STD, and up to two-thirds of adults may experience an infection at some point in their lives. Fortunately, HPV infections are not generally dangerous, though an infection can in some rare cases trigger cervical cancer in women.

After getting into trouble for other defective drugs, Merck fast-tracked its Gardasil vaccine.  In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Merck & Co’s Gardasil vaccine in only six months. Merk advertised and marketed Gardasil as a vaccine that would prevent women from getting cervical cancer secondary to an infection from certain strains of HPV.  Importantly, the Gardasil vaccine, unlike the Polio vaccine, did not inoculate females for any specific disease and/or disease process. Instead, it purportedly protects females from developing cervical cancer that may be caused by 4-8 of the 127 strains of HPV. 

The results of rushing this vaccine to market have been nothing short of disastrous. In the years since its approval, many thousands of Americans – both children and adults – have experienced health effects ranging from nasty side effects to catastrophic outcomes such as paralysis or blindness.

Mr. Andry tried a Gardasil case against Merk 

Hannah’s case

Hannah was an outgoing athletic eleven-year-old, when her mother took her to her pediatrician to get her third and final dose of the Gardasil vaccine.  Gardasil was administered in three doses.  Hannah got the first two with no real issues. Then, about three days after receiving the third dose, Hannah woke up and told her mother that she could not feel her legs. They rushed her to the hospital where she became paralyzed from the waist down within the next two hours. 

Mr. Andry took on her case and filed a claim against Merk and other defendants. Her case was tried in the Federal District Court in Little Rock, Arkansas. We prevailed in the entitlement phase of her case, and we were able to obtain an 8-figure settlement for her. 

We have over 30 years of experience and have handled complex cases involving the pharmaceutical industry. You will have direct access to our skilled attorney, who will walk you through your legal options and aggressively advocate for you from beginning to end. Our New Orleans Gardasil litigation lawyer can help you take legal action if you or someone you love suffered side effects after taking the Merck HPV vaccine.

You could have a case if you developed any of the following conditions after taking one or more doses of the Gardasil vaccine:

  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Death
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Lupus
  • Movement Issues
  • Neurological Problems
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Reproductive Issues

What Can I Recover from a Gardasil Lawsuit?

If you suffered injuries after taking the Gardasil vaccine or any other defective drug, you will need to move quickly if you wish to take legal action. In Louisiana, you will typically only have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. You may still be able to bring a claim even if you only developed a condition years after taking the vaccine.

Our New Orleans Gardasil litigation attorney will fight to recover compensation for all relevant losses, including:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Reductions in Earning Capacity
  • Mental Anguish
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

At Andry Law, LLC, we recognize that you and your family are likely going through an unimaginably difficult time. We are determined to help you seek justice, and our goal is to get you the compensation you are entitled to under the law. Our firm knows how to take on large pharmaceutical companies like Merck & Co and will serve as your tenacious advocate in and out of the courtroom.

If you are dealing with side effects, an illness, or a disability after taking Merck’s Gardasil vaccine, call (504) 384-8997 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

  • “I will never forget what attorney John Andry did for me. When he makes a promise, he keeps it. He wouldn’t give up on me and most importantly he wouldn’t allow me to give up on myself.” - KB



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