“There is a causal relationship with vaccination”… 9 vaccine damage compensation cases pending
A court has ruled that the government should compensate victims who were diagnosed with brain disease after being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the court on the 20th, the 6th administrative division of the Seoul Administrative Court (Judge Lee Ju-young) won a lawsuit filed by a man in his 30s against the head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently, saying, “Cancel’ r disposition for refusing to apply for vaccination damage compensation,” it was judged
This is the first time that a verdict has been made known that the victim has won in a lawsuit over compensation for damage caused by the side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine.
After receiving the AZ vaccine at the end of April last year, Mr A had a fever one day after receiving the vaccine, and two days later, symptoms such as dizziness and numbness in the legs appeared, and he went to the emergency room of the university hospital.
The hospital reported to the public health center that an abnormal reaction had occurred in A, who was vaccinated, and after additional tests, he was diagnosed with intracerebral hemorrhage, spongiform malformation of the brain, and mononeuropathy.
A’s family applied for damage compensation of 3.37 million won for medical expenses and 250,000 for nursing expenses, but the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refused, saying, ‘A causal relationship between disease and vaccination is not recognized’ on after a hearing by the vaccination damage compensation expert committee.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said it is difficult to conclude that there is a causal relationship between vaccination and the disease, considering that a cavernous vascular malformation was found in the brain’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image of Mr. judged
However, in the lawsuit filed by Mr. A, the court said, “It is reasonable to consider that there is a causal relationship between the disease and vaccination.”
The court explained, “The plaintiff was very healthy before the vaccination and had no neurological symptoms or medical history.
He also pointed out, “The MRI confirmed that the plaintiff had a cavernous vascular malformation, but it was not known exactly when the vascular malformation occurred, and no symptoms related to it developed prior to the vaccination.”
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appealed this ruling.
An official from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, “We have filed an appeal because we decided that additional clarification is needed.”