French Family Files Case Over Woman's Death After AZ Jab
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Fri 02nd April 2021 | 09:47 PM
The family of a woman who died of a blood clot at the age of 38 after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have filed a complaint with prosecutors in southwest France, a lawyer said Friday
Toulouse, France, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Apr, 2021 ) :The family of a woman who died of a blood clot at the age of 38 after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have filed a complaint with prosecutors in southwest France, a lawyer said Friday.
The complaint was filed "against X" -- not targeting any individual or entity at this stage -- a practice allowed in France when the circumstances of a case are still unclear.
"It is a complaint 'against X', because we have no element against a named person for manslaughter," said Boittin, adding that this "classification can evolve" as the case develops.
Her health deteriorated shortly after vaccination and she was hospitalised.
"The objective of this complaint is to obtain an additional investigation -- in particular an autopsy within a medico-legal framework -- so we can know if this vaccine could have had a causal role in her death", added the lawyer.
France and several other European countries resumed AstraZeneca vaccinations last month after briefly suspending the product over reports of blood clots in a small number of people who had the jab.
The French medicines regulator recommends the vaccine for those aged 55 and over after reports of blood clots in younger people.
The vaccine commission in neighbouring Germany said this week it recommended use of the jab only for people 60 and over.
Prosecutors have opened an investigation into that case while emphasising that no link had been established yet with the jab.