Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord. The flu vaccine has been identified as one of the causes of ADEM.


ADEM can set in within days or even weeks following a vaccination. 


Typical symptoms of at the onset of ADEM include headache, fever, weakness, and nausea.  Over time, ADEM sufferers can develop loss of coordination and motor deficits, slurred speech, and loss of feeling in affected areas of the body.  Severe cases can even result in coma.

Not All Vaccines Are Covered

The Vaccination Injury Compensation Program mandates that only certain vaccines are covered. For a full list of covered vaccines, please click the link below. It is important to note that Lawyer’s fees are paid out of the Fund whether you win or lose, as long as the case was filed “in good faith and with a reasonable basis.” 

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