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Case settled of Irish student who developed narcolepsy after swine flu vaccine

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6658 (Published 22 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6658
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A legal claim against vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the Irish state by a student who developed severe narcolepsy after being vaccinated against swine flu has been settled by mediation after 21 days in the Irish High Court.

Aoife Bennett’s claim was settled for an undisclosed sum without admission of liability by either the state or GSK after running up costs of millions of euros. The Irish state, which like other countries gave GSK indemnity against legal action over the vaccine’s side effects, will pay the full compensation and all the …

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