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The vaccine Gardasil was introduced last year as a way to combat cervical cancer in women. It works by preventing an infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Now there are reports of girls having adverse affects after receiving the vaccine. One such report is from the family of a 12-year-old girl in Florida that had paralysis in one leg two weeks after receiving the first injection. The family is very upset and is looking for answers.

Cronin says he can’t go after Merck with a lawsuit because Gardasil is now part of a federal fund which pays out to those injured from vaccines.

First Coast News has learned, Gardasil was added to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund just months after it hit the market. “The Federal government would not put it on the list without medical scientific justification,” says Cronin.

The girl has been undergoing physical therapy in the hopes that she will regain feeling in her leg and be able to resume her favorite activities.

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