AstraZeneca is facing legal action in the UK over its COVID-19 vaccine, by a man who suffered severe brain injury after having the jab in April 2021.
Citing the UK’s Consumer Protection Act, the man launching this legal action says that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is “defective” and less safe than should have been expected. After suffering a blood clot that left him with brain damage, the man has been unable to continue working.
In a separate case, around 90 families are similarly reported to be pursuing legal action against AstraZeneca. Many say the firm’s COVID-19 vaccine caused them to develop deadly blood clots. Others developed Guillan-Barre syndrome, which can result in paralysis. Some have even had limbs amputated. This lawsuit currently involves over two dozen fatalities, some of whom were aged as young as 18-years-old.
The compensation bill for British victims killed or maimed by the AstraZeneca vaccine could theoretically exceed £1 billion ($1.24 billion). But as the UK government’s contract with the firm included an indemnity clause, the final bill will ultimately end up being footed by taxpayers.
To read about the first German lawsuit brought against vaccine maker BioNTech over side effects caused by its COVID-19 injection, see this article on our website.