42-Year-Old American Woman Sues AstraZeneca, Says COVID-19 Shot Left Her ‘Permanently Disabled’ During Clinical Trial

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A 42-year-old woman from Utah is suing AstraZeneca, claiming she was left “permanently disabled” after she participated in the drug manufacturer’s U.S. COVID-19 jab trial in 2020.

Brianne Dressen, who developed a severe neurological condition after volunteering for the trial, said AstraZeneca did not provide enough funds to cover her medical expenses.

She developed adverse effects hours after taking the shot and was hospitalized.

“I walked into the clinic fine, and walked out the beginning of a nightmare I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy,” Dressen said, according to the New York Post.

From the New York Post:

The former teacher developed side effects just hours after being injected with the vaccine, including arm tingles, blurred vision, a headache, ringing ears and vomiting, according to the court filing.

Some of the symptoms worsened and spread to her legs before she discovered she had developed paresthesia — a neurological condition in which nerves are irritated, the suit charges.

After being hospitalized a handful of times, Dressen said, she was diagnosed with “post-vaccine neuropathy” by National Institutes of Health neurologists in 2021.

The mom of two has accused AstraZeneca of breaching its contract by failing to provide adequate compensation to cover the costs of the medical bills associated with her side effects, which she says have “skyrocketed” in the years since taking the vaccine.

According to Daily Mail, 32,000 people participated in the 2020 study.

“She said among the worst part was that her children, who are now nine and 11, do not remember what she was like before she suffered the alleged reaction,” the outlet noted.

“Well… I am officially suing the drug manufacturer. How? Due to breach of contract. AstraZeneca’s contract with me states they will cover any costs from a research related injury. I was offered a settlement of $1200, final payment,” Dressen said.

“This is another first for the US as PREP act protections are impenetrable. Being the first and only effort I have done solo, I want our community to know that am 100% committed to continue to advocate to ensure that consumer protections are rightfully restored,” Dressen continued.

I am hopeful that this provides accountability for my individual case but also bolsters a pathway forward for my injured colleagues both in the US and abroad. Namely each and every plaintiff in the UK seeking restitution from @astrazeneca also,” she added.

Per Daily Mail:

She says her treatment has already hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.

Her case is thought to be the first of its kind in the US, where the British-made AstraZeneca jab was never approved. There are also more than 50 cases in the UK.

‘This thing took me out of my job — I’m still permanently disabled,’ she told the UK’s Telegraph.

‘I still have that horrific nightmare of the pins and needles sensation coursing through my body, head to toe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.’

But the worst impact of the illness has been that on my children, she added, who are now nine and eleven.

‘They don’t remember who I was before, already. It really sucks.

‘The worst part, the biggest punishment of all of this, is the impact on my kids.’

Ms Dressen was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy — a condition that causes numbness and pain due to damaged nerves.

Last week, news broke that AstraZeneca would withdraw its COVID-19 shot worldwide.

UPDATE: AstraZeneca COVID-19 Shot Withdrawn Worldwide

The withdrawal occurred months after the pharmaceutical company acknowledged for the first time in court documents the injection can cause blood clotting.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Shot Marketing Authorization Officially Withdrawn In European Union

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