Britain-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is being sued in the country’s Supreme Court. The plaintiff, Jamie Scott, a father of two, suffered permanent brain injury due to a blood clot that left him unable to work after receiving the vaccine.
The second lawsuit has been filed by the husband and two young children of Ms Alpa Taylor, 35, who died after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
according to the sheet WireThese are two lawsuits that have led to 80 damage claims worth an estimated £80 million.
After receiving the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine, victims fell into a condition identified by experts and dubbed “vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis” (VITT).
Currently, the AstraZeneca vaccine is no longer used in the UK. The UK government has recommended three more COVID-19 vaccines for its autumn booster vaccination programme.
Official figures from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) show that at least 81 deaths in Britain are suspected to be linked to the adverse reaction: causing blood clots in people with low blood platelet counts.
Overall, about one in five people with the condition have died, according to MHRA figures.
Victims and their lawyers have questioned government oversight of the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout. They point out that Germany suspended use of the vaccine for people under 60 in late March 2021 due to a rare risk of blood clots.
Meanwhile, in the UK, the Joint Committee on Immunization – an advisory body to the government – announced on April 7: Adults under 30 should be offered the option of the AstraZeneca shot. In May, it was revised to adults under 40.
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