Any of the symptoms the schizophrenia which you are now exhibiting, directly attributable to a known side effect of the vaccination? Do you have any medical evidence to that effect?
You have a potential claim if you only agreed to the injection because the side-effects were short-term and you are now exhibiting long-term effects and you wouldn’t have undertaken the jab had you known of the long-term side effects.
However, the long-term side effects have to be reasonably foreseeable and if there are only, for example, one in 10,000 people who have long-term side-effects, then it’s not reasonably foreseeable and there is no negligence claim.
I am not a medical expert so I can’t comment on the link between the side-effects, the injection and the schizophrenia.
Regardless, what you are going to need is a medical expert to prove the link is going to be problematical. It is accepted that you didn’t have the symptoms before but without a medical expert saying that the symptoms came from that jab, then your claim will not succeed.
It would be worthwhile speaking to a few solicitors who deal with clinical negligence matters on a no win no fee basis but I think you will struggle to get what to take it on.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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You have three years from the date of the alleged negligence there from the date when it became apparent to bring a claim. Because this is out of time, there would need to be a hearing to decide the limitation issue first.
I think it reduces greatly the chance that you could get a solicitor to take it no win no fee and it’s certainly not a do-it-yourself job although there is no legal reason why you cannot.
I think I’ve covered all of this.
You are potentially out of time after 4 years because the limitation period is 3 years and therefore there is an extra issue to be decided.
You would need medical evidence to confirm that the side-effects are from that jab.
You would need statistics as to the likelihood of there being long-term effects.
If it is a very remote chance, it really does minimise the chances of getting a claim.
You have a claim, it is potentially a good claim but it’s going to be very difficult to bring which is why I suspect you will not get a solicitor to take it on but do make some phone calls.
You have no claim to make in respect of any exaggeration or understatement. You only have a claim if any of those have resulted in injury within three years of the statement.
It has to be a physical injury or a recognised psychiatric condition you must have medical evidence which links it to the injection.
I can tell you now that this is evidentially going to be very difficult.
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As I said earlier, it depends whether long-term side-effects are reasonably foreseeable or whether you have had a unique reaction.
The problem which I also stated is the timescale which is not favourable for you.
It depends whether the long-term side effects are known and what the likelihood is. You would need the statistics of the incidence of long-term side effects.
Remember also that you are out of time after 4 years and that is really important if the side-effects have lasted for 4 years. Your claim would then fail as being statute barred.
I cannot really add anything to what I’ve already said. See if you can get a solicitor to take you on a no win no fee basis. As I have already said, it’s worth a few phone calls.However before doing that, you need to get a medical professional to confirm that these side-effects are from that jab. I know that you did not have the side-effects before but that would not be sufficient for court. You have to have a medical opinion that confirms that.