A Manitoba family launched a lawsuit against public health authorities, a previous employer and a pharmaceutical company, claiming a Covid-19 vaccine caused their 23-year-old son to suffer a stroke and brain bleeding days after vaccination.
Jackson Reimer, Marina Reimer and Perry Reimer this month launched legal action claiming Jackson suffered a stroke and loss of vision, and required skull surgery to stop bleeding in his brain because of either an AstraZeneca vaccine or COVISHIELD.
The lawsuit claims Jackson received an AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD vaccine on Mar. 17, 2021 following recommendation from his employer, Vail Resorts, and experienced loss of vision, dizziness and severe headaches six days later.
Around Mar. 23, according to the claim, Jackson was taken to Vancouver General Hospital and given a medical scan of the brain. The scan showed Jackson was bleeding into his brain tissue, and health care staff found he had critically low blood platelets, the claim reads.
After being transferred to the neurological intensive care unit and receiving two transfusions, the claim says, Jackson could not see. He reportedly became unresponsive, and doctors performed a “Craniotomy,” removing part of his skull to stop bleeding in his brain.
According to the claim, Jackson’s lasting symptoms, including brain seizures, excessive weight gain, and the compulsion to repeat speech are expected to last indefinitely.
The lawsuit alleges that Health Canada neglected to act on important information, leading Jackson to lifelong damage.
“At the time Jackson received the vaccine for COVID-19, the Defendant, Health Canada knew that many credible foreign authorities had suspended their respective authorizations of the AstraZeneca Vaccine,” the lawsuit reads.
The Reimer family lawsuit named AstraZeneca Canada, Verity Pharmaceuticals, Vail Resorts, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and the Attorney General of Canada.
AstraZeneca released a statement to CTV News addressing the claim.
“From the body of evidence in clinical trials and real-world data, Vaxzevia has continuously been shown to have an acceptable safety profile and regulators around the world consistently state that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of extremely rare potential side effects,” the statement read.
Health Canada is reportedly reviewing the claim, and The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Vail Resorts reportedly had no comment.