Britain’s compensation bill for victims killed or maimed by AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine could theoretically exceed £1 billion ($1.25 billion).
As this Daily Mail article describes, around 90 UK families are already pursuing legal action against AstraZeneca. Many of those involved in the case developed vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, a condition that can cause deadly blood clots. Others developed Guillan-Barre syndrome, which can result in paralysis. Some have had limbs amputated. The lawsuit currently involves over two dozen fatalities, some of whom were aged as young as 18-years-old.
The families’ lawyers believe that a number of the cases could potentially be worth as much as £20 million ($25 million) in compensation. Further patients are expected to join the lawsuit in the coming months. Ultimately, however, as the British government’s contract with AstraZeneca included an indemnity clause, the final bill will be footed by taxpayers. Meantime, with a similar lawsuit being filed in Australia, cases in other countries are expected to follow.
To learn more about the risks of COVID-19 vaccines, see the in-depth article by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki on our website.