Canadian man diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome awarded compensation for vaccine damage.
After receiving the first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine in April 2021, Ross Wightman, a former pilot and realtor, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), which is a rare condition. In this disease, the body’s immune system attacks the nerves.
Wightman was partially paralyzed from the waist down and suffered complete facial paralysis.
He said his symptoms started with severe back pain 10 days after the injection.
“The maximum lump sum a person can receive through VISP is $284,000. Although Wightman chose not to disclose the specific amount he was given for privacy reasons, he said he was not eligible for the maximum payout,” according to the Calgary Herald.
Wightman is one of the few Canadians whose illness has been confirmed by the federal government as a vaccine-related injury.
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