Protecting the Rights of Vaccine Injury Victims

Nurse putting a band aide on a female patientCIDP, also known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, affects around 5-7 individuals per 100,000 and damages an individual’s peripheral nerves when one’s immune system enacts an inflammatory response to this rare autoimmune disorder. CIDP is often referred to as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), however, GBS is generally more of a short-term disease while CIDP is less common and considered a chronic, long-term disease.

Those who suffer from CIDP may experience:

  • Tingling in your arms and legs

  • Gradual weakening of your arms and legs

  • Loss of reflexes

  • Loss of balance and your ability to walk

  • Loss of feeling in your arms and legs, which often starts with your inability to feel a pin prick

If you or a loved one experience any of the symptoms of CIDP, please seek out medical attention because it can worsen if left untreated.



If you or a loved one experience any of the symptoms of CIDP, please seek out medical attention because it can worsen if left untreated.

If your diagnosis of CIDP is a result of a vaccine, there are legal remedies available through The Greenwood Law Firm. We have aided injured Americans explore their options and file claims with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for over 10 years.

What is CIDP?

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare type of autoimmune disorder. In an autoimmune disease, the body attacks its own tissues. In CIDP, the body attacks the myelin sheaths. These are the fatty coverings on the fibers that insulate and protect the nerves.

CIDP can be classified in three difference levels, progressive, recurrent, or monophasic. A progressive version of the disease continues to worsen over time. Recurrent refers to episodes of symptoms that stop and start throughout one’s life while suffering from CIDP. Lastly, monophasic deals with a version of the disease that lasts about 1 to 3 years and is not recurring.

Treatment for CIDP

Although this disease and its symptoms may leave you or a loved one feeling hopeless, there are treatments available that are often quite effective. Some studies show that up to 80% of people respond well to therapy. Because it is an autoimmune disorder, healthcare providers use medicines that suppress your immune response to treat CIDP. Your options for treatment include, immunosuppressive medicines, steroid injections, intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange, also known as plasmapheresis, to remove immune system proteins from the blood.

Can a Flu Shot cause CIDP?

Since CIDP is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s immune system essentially malfunctions – the immune system attacks necessary and normal parts of the body. In the case of CIDP, the cause of this autoimmune response is usually a foreign infection. The flu shot is one such foreign infection that can cause CIDP.

CIDP Lawsuits and compensation

Filing a CIDP claim can be a complex process, and we will work with you at the Greenwood Law Firm to protect your rights and fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. It is important to seek legal counsel to ensure a greater chance of compensation and to relieve some of the stress that this disease causes in yours or a loved one’s life.

The types of compensation we recover for you can account for, medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy and ongoing treatment, pain, and suffering.

The Greenwood Law Firm has filed a hundred of claims through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation on behalf around the U.S. If you are suffering from a vaccine related injury, we want to be by your side to help with your claim and ensure a seamless process for you or a loved one.