COVID-19 vaccination lawsuit launched in Manitoba

A family in Manitoba has filed a lawsuit, claiming that their 23-year-old son suffered a stroke days after being vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, leaving him legally blind.

Jackson Troy Reimer and his parents are named as plaintiffs in a bill filed in early March with the King’s Court in Steinbach, the city where the Reimer family lives.

Reimer, who was 23 when the complaint was filed, allegedly received an email from her employer in March 2021 while working at Vail Resorts in Whistler, British Columbia. The email, she claimed, recommended that employees living in staff housing be vaccinated against AstraZeneca at the first opportunity.

The allegation states that the email did not provide warnings related to AstraZeneca’s vaccine or COVISHIELD.

On March 17, 2021, Reimer went to obtain a vaccine, either AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD, from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority at the Conference Center in Whistler.

Six days later, Reimer began experiencing dizziness, loss of vision and severe headaches, the claim states. He was taken to his health care center in Whistler and then to Vancouver General Hospital for his CT scan and neurological evaluation.

“CT scan results showed Jackson had experienced a hemorrhage in the brain, also known as a hemorrhagic stroke,” the claim said, adding that Reimer was moved to a neurological intensive care unit, where he became unresponsive and was sent to stop the bleeding. He added that he underwent a craniotomy. in his brain.

“Plaintiffs allege that the stroke, the craniotomy, and all the symptoms and injuries resulting therefrom, were caused as a result of Jackson receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine or Cobi-Shield.”

The allegations are that Reimer is now legally blind, prone to memory loss, brain attacks, excessive weight gain, loss of motor skills, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and several other mental disorders, mental focus and concentration. I have symptoms.

“Jackson’s symptoms continue to be so severe that he cannot live on his own and needs continued support in his daily life,” he said, adding that his symptoms are expected to last indefinitely. Ru.

The bill names AstraZeneca Canada and Verity Pharmaceuticals (manufacturer of COVISHIELD), Vail Resorts, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the Attorney General of Canada as defendants in the lawsuit.

Among other things, the defendants allege that they were negligently representing the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine and/or COVISHIELD, and that they had a duty to accurately inform Reimer of all risks associated with the vaccines.

Benefits outweigh risks of ‘very rare potential side effects’: AstraZeneca Canada

A spokeswoman for AstraZeneca Canada, in a statement to CTV News, could not comment on the ongoing legal issues, but AstraZeneca Canada said it was considering the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Baczebria. It said it records and evaluates all reports of relevant potential adverse events.

“A body of evidence from clinical trials and empirical data continues to show that Vaxzevria has an acceptable safety profile, and regulators around the world have indicated that vaccination benefits are very rare. We have consistently stated that the risk of potential side effects outweighs the risk.” The statement added that Health Canada granted the vaccine to Canada.

More than 3 billion doses have been supplied to more than 180 countries.

“Patient safety is our top priority and our regulators have clear and rigorous standards to ensure the safe use of all medicines, including vaccines,” the statement said. “My condolences to anyone who reported a health issue.”

Health Canada recently told CTV News it was aware of the allegations and was considering them.

The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Vail Resorts have not commented on the allegations as they appear in court.

CTV News has reached out to Verity Pharmaceuticals and is awaiting a response.

Allegations in the statement of claim have not been verified in court. As of Wednesday afternoon, no defense has been filed.

Defendants serving time in Manitoba must file a defense within 20 days. He has 40 days for service in Canada or the United States, and he has 60 days for service outside of Canada and the United States.

You can read the full text of the allegations here.

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