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First Canadian to Receive Compensation for COVID Vaccine Injury


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“Trust the science” they said.

‘The vaccine is totally safe and effective’ they claimed.

We all know that was a lie.

In Canada, the first vaccine related injury payout has just been approved.

Ross Wightman was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome just weeks after receiving his first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in April 2021.

The neurological disorder left Ross in the hospital for 67 days.

He is now dependent on orthopedic braces in order to walk.

The husband and father of two boys only just now received word that the Canadian government approved his request for compensation due to the vaccine injury.

Ross is the first Canadian to receive such a payout.

Global News reports on Ross Wightman’s story:

Being able to walk, albeit with orthopedic braces, is not something Ross Wightman takes for granted.

Wightman, 40, suffers from Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that affects the nervous system.

A husband and father of two young boys, the Lake Country man said he was diagnosed with the disorder last spring, less than two weeks after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

“At that point, (the concern was around) blood clotting,” Wightman said, reflecting on when he took the vaccine.

“But I figured it was best just to get it over with and move on with life, hopefully, and, you know, do the right thing.”

According to the Defender, the Canadian government just approved Ross’ request for compensation for the vaccine injury:

A 40-year-old man living in British Columbia, Canada last month learned the Canadian government approved his request for compensation for a COVID-19 vaccine injury.

Ross Wightman, a husband and father of two, said it took years of submitting paperwork before the government approved the claim.

He is believed to be among the first of only a handful of people to receive compensation under Canada’s Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP).

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Wightman did not divulge the exact amount of the payout. However, he said he did not qualify for the program’s maximum payout of $284,000.

While there have been 46,149 officially recorded adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Canada, only a handful of those injured have received any compensation.



 

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