Bloomberg Law
May 3, 2021, 3:21 PM

Victims of Rare Vaccine Injury Wait to See If U.S. Will Pay (1)

Susan Decker
Susan Decker
Bloomberg News

High school senior Emma Burkey received her “one and done” Johnson & Johnsoncoronavirus vaccine on March 20, and within two weeks was in an induced coma following seizures and clotting in her brain.

She’s making a slow recovery, having recently been transfered from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, and the first round of bills totaled $513,000. The 18-year-old’s family friends in the Las Vegas area started a GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses from the very rare vaccine reaction.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen with Emma, how long it will it take for her to ...

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