AstraZeneca admits compensation and compensation could reach millions...Does the risk of its vaccine exceed the risk of Corona disease?

2024-05-16 2024-05-16T11:13:25Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - It seems that the effects of the Corona virus and the vaccines against it will not disappear easily, even with the decline of the pandemic that has affected the entire world, as during the past month the company “AstraZeneca” announced for the first time the possibility of rare side effects of the anti-Corona virus vaccine, which may open the door. Facing legal compensation claims amounting to millions of pounds sterling.

The company is currently facing a class-action lawsuit due to allegations that its vaccine, which it developed in cooperation with the University of Oxford, caused death and serious injury in a number of cases. Lawyers point to significant negative effects of the vaccine on some individuals and their families, with their reference to cases such as Jimmy Scott, who suffered an injury. Permanently in the brain after receiving the vaccine in April 2021.

AstraZeneca strongly denies responsibility, but admitted in a legal document the possibility of rare cases of blood clotting with thrombocytopenia syndrome due to the vaccine.

There is a plan to compensate 51 families, valued at hundreds of millions of pounds sterling, and scientists indicate that there is a link between the vaccine and a new disease called immune thrombocytopenia and vaccine-induced thrombosis as early as 2021.

The claimants' lawyers assert that the belated acceptance of these facts represents progress, but they are calling for more recognition and rapid action to resolve this problem, and Kate Scott, Jamie's wife, insists that the facts must be recognized and fair compensation be provided to the affected families, while stressing that she will not give up until she gets justice.

See also:

AstraZeneca's admission that the Corona virus vaccine may cause serious side effects.. What is the story?

The AstraZeneca vaccine causes devastating blood clots

Sarah Moore, partner at law firm Leigh Day, which is bringing the legal claims, said:

“It took AstraZeneca a full year to officially acknowledge that its vaccine could cause devastating blood clots, when this fact was already widely accepted by clinicians.”

In a statement from the company, she said:

“We feel sympathy for anyone who has lost loved ones or reported health problems... Patient safety is our top priority, and regulatory authorities follow strict standards to ensure the safe use of all medicines, including vaccines.” She continued: “Through the body of evidence from clinical trials and world data.” “In fact, the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine has been consistently shown to have an acceptable safety profile, and regulators around the world continually confirm that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of very rare side effects.”

Independent studies show that the AstraZeneca vaccine has been exceptionally effective in combating the pandemic, saving the lives of more than six million people globally in its first year of distribution.

The World Health Organization said the vaccine is “safe and effective for all individuals aged 18 and over,” noting that the adverse impact that prompted the legal action was “extremely rare.”

The risk of AstraZeneca exceeds the harm of Covid and the proportion of those affected

In the months following the vaccine's introduction, scientists identified potentially serious side effects of the vaccine and recommended an alternative vaccine for those under 40s; Because the risk of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweighs the harm posed by Covid.

Lawyers representing the families suing the drug company under the Consumer Protection Act of 1987 made claims that the vaccine was not as safe as individuals were led to believe and argued that it caused personal injuries and subsequent losses as a result of immune thrombocytopenia-induced thrombosis (VITT), resulting in many deaths. of deaths.

According to official figures from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), at least 81 deaths in the UK are suspected to be linked to blood clots due to the vaccine, representing a death rate of nearly one in five people who develop the condition.

AstraZeneca vaccine compensation

The government is running its own vaccine compensation scheme, but victims claim £120,000 is not enough to compensate for their losses.

Of the 163 payments made by the government by February this year, at least 158 went to recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine, for which the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme provides compensation to those affected.

AstraZeneca has indicated in court papers that the claims against it are “confused” and “wrong in law,” stressing that the benefit-risk profile of the vaccine was and remains positive.

AstraZeneca is the second largest listed company in the UK, with a market capitalization of more than £170 billion. Its chief executive, Sir Pascal Soriot, is the highest-paid director among FTSE 100 companies, with earnings estimated at nearly £19 million.

See also:

AstraZeneca withdraws the Corona vaccine from all over the world... What is the story?

Influenza in cow's milk in America. Are we witnessing a new pandemic? \


Sources:

alarabiya

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
See More
Related News
International Astronomy Center: Earth is on a date with the brightest passage of a dangerous category asteroid in 12 years on this date

International Astronomy Center: Earth is on a date with the brightest passage of a dangerous category asteroid in 12 years on this date

“Al-Zaaq”: This week witnesses the longest day and shortest night of the year ever

“Al-Zaaq”: This week witnesses the longest day and shortest night of the year ever

Do we eat more when watching sports matches? A study clarifies

Do we eat more when watching sports matches? A study clarifies

Saudi Arabia | The “Hajj Permit” guarantees pilgrims safety when performing Hajj rituals

Saudi Arabia | The “Hajj Permit” guarantees pilgrims safety when performing Hajj rituals