A court has ruled that the government should compensate a man in his 30s who was diagnosed with brain disease after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Recently, the 6th Administrative Division of the Seoul Administrative Court ruled that the government should compensate a man in his 30s who suffered from a brain disease immediately after being vaccinated against the head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for refusing to compensate for the damage.
This is the first time that the victim’s verdict in a lawsuit regarding compensation for damage caused by the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine has been known.
The man, who was vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of April last year, developed a fever within one day and symptoms such as dizziness and numbness in the legs two days later.
The man’s family applied for compensation of over 3 million won for medical and nursing expenses, but the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refused compensation because it was difficult to conclude that there was a causal relationship between vaccination and the disease because the fact that a blood vessel anomaly was found on an MRI of the brain.
The court pointed out that “before the vaccination, he was very healthy and had no neurological symptoms or medical history, but the day after the vaccination, symptoms such as headache and fever appeared, which the government mentioned as adverse reaction to the vaccine.”
“It is not known exactly when the vascular malformation found in the brain occurred, and there were no associated symptoms before the vaccination,” he said.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appealed this ruling.