Given that acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is very rare, quite little is known about its cause. It is believed that it develops as result of inflammation in the myelin sheath, the electromagnetic coating which protects the spinal cord and the brain. More than 50 percent of those diagnosed with this disorder are struck while fighting off bacterial or viral infection. As reported by the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, ADEM will “on occasion . . . occur after a vaccination . . . usually after the MMR.” Leah Durant, a national vaccine injury lawyer stated that it can be also triggered by a flu shot, even though this rarely happens.This is what happened to Marysue Grivina, a healthy 9-year old girl from Tampa, Florida. As reported by Natural News, a few days after getting the seasonal flu shot, she became paralyzed and “nonverbal, confined to a wheelchair/hospital bed, [and] primarily eating via a g-tube. . .” As explained by Myelitis. Org, ADEM is an auto-immune disease which occurs when the immune system “mistakenly attacks its own brain tissue,” as part of its response to a vaccination.
This case was reported by television host Nancy Grace, who learned on air that Big Pharma is not liable for any damages.