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Cases being prepared seeking compensation over alleged Covid-19 vaccine injuries

A legal firm based in Kildare says they are pursuing cases on behalf of ” a number of people” who allege they have suffered injuries as a result of a Covid-19 vaccine. 

Liam Moloney, a partner at Moloney & Co Solicitors, told the Independent that he “fully supports the vaccination process” but that a very small number of people can have a “significant adverse reaction” to vaccines.

If a “defect with the product” can be proven then a civil case can start, he said.

Myocarditis and pericarditis, conditions linked to inflammation of the heart muscles, as well as the development of Bell’s palsy and shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration were amongst the issues raised with the law firm, he said.

Mr Maloney said only those who have a significant injury, as opposed to a mild or moderate side effect, had a potential for a claim.

“There is a legal threshold. A medical condition has to be identified and diagnosed. It then has to be proven it was caused by a defect of the product,” he told the Independent. To initiate any case, a medical expert would be required to give evidence that, on the balance of probabilities, the person’s injury was caused by the vaccine.

The Government has already said that they are establishing a compensation scheme for anyone who suffers injury arising from one of the vaccination programmes underwritten by the State.

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