UK Daily Mail
Jan 29, 2013
A mother is to sue the Government after her son developed narcolepsy when he received a swine flu jab causing him to sleep for 19 hours a day.
Seven-year-old Josh Hadfield developed the condition within three weeks of receiving the drug and now suffers ‘attacks’ which can cause him to doze through the day.
He would fall asleep up to every five minutes – even when he was walking, eating and swimming – and suffered sudden seizures when he laughs.
Now his mother Caroline Hadfield, 42, is taking legal action after the Health Protection Agency found there was a ten-fold increased risk of the disorder in children given the drug, Pandemrix.
Josh received the vaccine at his local GP surgery on January 21, 2010, after Mrs Hadfield was told he was ‘at risk’ of the H1N1 virus because he was under five.
But Mrs Hadfield, of Frome, Somerset, said that within weeks of the jab she noticed a drastic change in her son.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:49 am