Have you ever taken a drug that made you suffer from severe adverse side effects? You, your loved one, or even an acquaintance you know may have been a victim of the Gardasil vaccine. 

If you have suffered any adverse side effects after a Gardasil shot, we invite you to reach out to us at Consumer Alert Now. We can link you with an attorney to discuss how you can pursue compensation by joining a mass tort. Our aim is to inform consumers about the side effects of defective drugs and products and link them with mass tort attorneys to help seek compensation. 

Gardasil Ingredients 

Gardasil contains certain undisclosed and dangerous ingredients. These ingredients are responsible for the negative side effects you or your loved one may be experiencing. 

As per the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Gardasil contains the following ingredients: 

  • Aluminum 
  • Polysorbate 80 
  • Sodium Borate 
  • L-Histidine 
  • Genetically Modified Yeast
  • HPV DNA Fragments 

Below, we discuss briefly how each of these ingredients may affect your general health and wellbeing: 


Aluminum is a common component in many vaccines. It is primarily added to vaccines to make them stronger and last longer. 

However, too much aluminum is dangerous for the brain. Scientific research has shown that individuals with autism and Alzheimer's disease have higher aluminum concentration levels within their brain cells. Too much aluminum may cause the following adverse side effects: 

  • It may impair the motor and cognitive function of the brain 
  • It may alter your chromatin RNA or DNA structure 
  • It may induce macrophagic myofasciitis and auto-immune interactions 
  • It may block neuronal signaling 
  • It may inhibit enzyme action 
  • It may interfere with the functioning of mitochondria and other cell organelles 

So far, Gardasil manufacturers have not conducted any tests to ascertain whether or not the aluminum content in the vaccines is toxic. The brain tissue has a barrier whose primary purpose is to prevent the entry of toxins into it. Aluminum makes this barrier more permeable. 

Because Gardasil contains aluminum content, it may facilitate aluminum entry into the brain. This may result in oxidative stress within the brain cells. Too much aluminum accumulation within the brain cells may cause permanent brain damage. 

Remember, aluminum is an ingredient in most vaccines because it makes them stronger. However, a high dosage of aluminum in these vaccines may overstimulate the immune system. This may cause the immune system to attack its own body organs. 

Polysorbate 80 

Typically, polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier in vaccines. Its primary purpose is to maintain the ingredients inside the vaccine evenly mixed. 

Polysorbate 80 can easily combine itself with aluminum. Just like aluminum, it weakens the brain tissue barrier. 

Medical researchers have warned that polysorbate 80 may cause hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylactic shock. Polysorbate 80 is also linked to cardiac and reproductive effects, and according to the American College of Pediatricians, it may result in a condition called Premature Ovarian Failure. 

Sodium Borate 

Sodium Borate is also referred to as borax. The FDA banned it as a food ingredient in the United States. This is because it causes adverse reactions when inhaled or eaten. 

Borax is considered harmful to a developing fetus and the male reproductive system. However, there has been no research on the medical effects of borax when injected. 


L-Histidine enables the body to manufacture histamine. Histamine causes allergic reactions, such as itching, hives, swelling, or tears. 

Histamines form a significant part of our body's defense system; they enable it to get rid of allergens, including pollen, dust, or even food bothering you. Moreover, they play a crucial role in numerous bodily functions. However, L-Histidine may cause inflammation and make blood vessels more permeable. 

Remember, polysorbate 80 is also used to manufacture Gardasil. When histamine combines with polysorbate 80, it may increase the risk of blood clotting by up to five times. This may result in death. A common cause of death after a Gardasil injection is blood clotting. 

Genetically Modified Yeast 

Genetically modified yeast is one of the ingredients used to manufacture Gardasil. However, studies show that genetically modified yeast may cause auto-immune disease. 

Genetically modified yeast causes auto-immune disease because it provokes a robust auto-immune response within your body system. It is this auto-immune response that may result in auto-immune disease. 

HPV DNA Fragments 

Gardasil manufacturers have not disclosed that one of the ingredients used in the manufacture of the vaccine is HPV DNA fragments. These HPV DNA fragments are not natural but genetically modified. 

Genetically modified HPV DNA fragments do not behave like their natural counterparts. These fragments can enter human cells, especially in inflammatory lesions, and cause numerous adverse side effects. 

Why Gardasil is Considered a Dangerous Vaccine

Merck & Co. manufactured Gardasil. Gardasil was manufactured as a vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The FDA approved it for use in 2006. 

However, since then, numerous individuals have complained about the adverse side effects they experienced after taking the vaccine. The most common complaint among these adverse side effects is a disease known as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). 

The FDA approved the use of Gardasil within six months. This is a remarkably brief period, and the FDA may have overlooked certain factors before approving the use of the vaccine. 

Recently, researchers have noted various irregularities in the Gardasil clinical trials. For instance, Peter Gotzsche, a medical researcher, said that the Gardasil monitoring group did not conduct comprehensive clinical trials. The monitoring group did not study the vaccine's adverse effects comprehensively because no clear comparisons were made between individuals who received the vaccine and those who didn’t. Eileen Lorio, Kim Mack, and Mary Holland report that the Gardasil vaccine clinical trials were flagrantly unscientific and deceptive. No comprehensive analysis was done on the vaccine's side effects on the human body. 

Today, many individuals who received the Gardasil vaccine suffer from long-term medical complications and disabilities. These individuals received the vaccine in good faith, only to face untold suffering. 

The Controversy behind the Gardasil Vaccine Clinical Trials 

As earlier explained in this article, various researchers have noted several irregularities in the Gardasil vaccine clinical trials. This puts us to question the safety of this vaccine. 

Typically, in a vaccine clinical trial, the researchers assess the effects of the vaccine on two groups. One group receives the actual vaccine, and the other receives a placebo. Then, the researchers undertake a comparative study of the side effects the group that received the actual vaccine experienced compared to those that received just the placebo. The placebo is usually a salty water solution. As expected, the group receiving the placebo ought not to experience any adverse side effects. 

However, there have been various reports alleging that this did not occur during the Gardasil vaccine clinical trials. There have been allegations that Gardasil manufacturers laced the placebo solution with amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS). AAHS is a neurotoxin, and it has the potential of causing numerous adverse side effects. The result of the Gardasil vaccine clinical trials was that the group that received the placebo suffered similar side effects to the group that received the actual vaccine. At the conclusion of the clinical trials, Gardasil manufacturers came to a deceptive determination that the Gardasil vaccine was safe because its side effects were comparatively similar to those that an individual could experience after being injected with a placebo. 

Moreover, during the clinical trials, Gardasil manufacturers did not make an accurate and comprehensive report of the side effects the members of the test group experienced. For instance, Gardasil manufacturers categorized some of these side effects as new medical conditions. Also, Gardasil manufacturers failed to follow up with the trial participants about these side effects and review their medical records. 

Cervical Cancer and Gardasil 

Remember, Gardasil was manufactured as a vaccine for HPV. HPV is responsible for various sexually transmitted infections. 

HPV exists in over 200 variants. Gardasil was promoted as a vaccine for high-risk HPV variants. High-risk HPV variants may cause cervical cancer. Therefore, Gardasil manufacturers fronted Gardasil as a vaccine for cervical cancer. Low-risk HPV variants may not cause cervical cancer, but they may be responsible for genital and skin warts. 

Since its approval by the FDA in 2006, Merck & Co. has introduced the Gardasil vaccine to the market in two variants: Gardasil 4 and Gardasil 9. Gardasil 4 is also called Gardasil 'quadrivalent.' Gardasil 4 was designed to protect against two high-risk and two low-risk HPV variants. It was administered to women and girls aged between 9 – 26. In 2007, the American Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that Gardasil be routinely administered to girls aged between 11 – 12. Currently, Gardasil 4 is not available in the market. 

Merck & Co. replaced Gardasil 4 with Gardasil 9. As the name suggests, Gardasil 9 was designed to protect against nine HPV variants; seven high-risk and two low-risk. Since 2017, it has been the only FDA-approved vaccine for HPV. In 2018, the FDA expanded its use to include persons aged between 27 – 45. 

However, there have been doubts about whether HPV is an actual cause of cervical cancer. Scientific research has shown that most HPV infections disappear naturally after 1 – 2 years. Even those that linger on do not result in cervical cancer; the utmost harm they can cause your body is lesions. Since Gardasil has always been fronted as a vaccine for cervical cancer, questions abound as to whether it is actually helpful to the human body. 

Remember, Gardasil contains harmful ingredients that may cause serious adverse side effects. Since there is no proper scientific evidence showing that HPV is linked to cervical cancer, Gardasil may be causing more harm than good to the human body. Gardasil is not an effective preventive mechanism for cervical cancer, but it makes you more vulnerable to numerous bodily infections and medical complications. 

There are no scientifically proven studies showing that Gardasil prevents cervical cancer. Remember, Gardasil 4 was targeted for girls aged between 11 – 12. However, most people die of cervical cancer when they are over 50. Additionally, it will take around 15 – 30 years for an HPV infection to develop into cervical cancer. 

In fact, Merck & Co. claims to have tested Gardasil against lesions, the abnormal growth of cervical cells caused by HPV infections. However, it is rare for these lesions to progress to cervical cancer. 

Studies show that you can easily prevent cervical cancer with routine screening and timely treatment of HPV infections. In that regard, the Gardasil vaccine may not be an absolute necessity for preventing cervical cancer. 

Surprisingly, some researchers have linked the Gardasil vaccine as a cause of cervical cancer. Notably, Gardasil manufacturers state that they have not evaluated the product's capability to cause cancer. These researchers argue that Gardasil eliminates high-risk HPV variants and may open up your body system to even more harmful HPV strains, increasing the risk for cervical cancer. According to these researchers, individuals who have taken the Gardasil vaccine have a higher risk of getting cervical cancer than those who haven’t.

Gardasil Deaths 

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that hundreds of Americans have died after taking the Gardasil vaccine. It is noteworthy to state that the number of deaths arising from the Gardasil vaccine is largely unreported. 

There is little scientific research on how the Gardasil vaccine can cause death. However, scholars agree that this vaccine can cause sudden death to perfectly healthy girls and women. 

Remember that Gardasil contains certain toxic ingredients, such as Aluminum and HPV DNA fragments. When they come into contact with your body system, these ingredients may result in serious life-long medical complications and even death. 

Gardasil Side Effects 

As earlier explained in this article, Gardasil has numerous adverse side effects, which may include the following: 

  • Auto-immune disorders 
  • Small fiber neuropathy 
  • Reproductive disorders 
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) 
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Death 
  • Movement disorders 
  • Dysautonomia 
  • Lupus 
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) 
  • Fibromyalgia 

Notably, Merck & Co. has never disclosed that Gardasil has the potential to cause the above-listed side effects. Merck & Co. only lists the following as the side effects of a Gardasil shot: 

  • Headache 
  • Bruising 
  • Fever 
  • Severe itching 
  • Skin redness 
  • Nausea 
  • Swelling 
  • Pain at the injection site 
  • Dizziness 

These side effects are common in other vaccines. They are also not serious, and most of them disappear naturally. However, it is our view that Merck & Co. has not been sincere in disclosing all the potential side effects of the Gardasil vaccine, including the life-threatening severe medical conditions and disabilities. 

However, Merck & Co. mentions certain life-threatening side effects, such as auto-immune disorders,  that participants during the clinical trials for the vaccine experienced. This misleads one to falsely believe that these side effects only occurred during the clinical trials, and the manufacturers confirmed the vaccine to be safe before releasing it for market use. Also, in a section of the Gardasil package insert titled ‘Post Marketing Experience,’ Merck & Co. admits that Gardasil caused adverse side effects such as auto-immune diseases, seizures, and hypersensitivity reactions but still claims that these side effects may not be correlated to the Gardasil vaccine. 

Data from the CDC shows thousands of reports from Americans on the adverse, life-threatening side effects they experienced after taking the Gardasil vaccine. Other countries have also confirmed that Gardasil has severe adverse side effects. For instance, in the year 2013, the Government of Japan banned the use of Gardasil after receiving nearly 2000 complaints of adverse side reactions from individuals who took the vaccine. In 2015, Denmark opened ‘HPV Clinics’ to receive complaints from individuals suffering from medical conditions caused by the Gardasil vaccine. France, Spain, and India have filed criminal lawsuits against Merck & Co alleging that Merck & Co. acted recklessly by putting out the Gardasil vaccine for market use without conducting comprehensive clinical trials. 

Pursuing Compensation for Gardasil Injuries 

Pursuing compensation for Gardasil injuries might be a complex and confusing process, especially if you've not hired the right attorney to help you out. We at Consumer Alert Now have extensive experience helping individuals who have suffered from Gardasil complications get just and fair compensation. We invite you to reach out to us if you believe you have a Gardasil claim. We can link you with an experienced and competent attorney who will help you pursue compensation. 

The Government of the United States set up a program known as the ‘National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program’ (NVICP). This program is commonly referred to as the ‘Vaccine Court.’ This program allows individuals who have suffered medical complications after taking certain ‘covered vaccines’ to pursue compensation. The HPV vaccine, Gardasil, is among the list of these covered vaccines. 

Therefore, if you’ve suffered adverse side effects after a Gardasil shot, you may file a complaint with the Vaccine Court. You can do this with the help of an attorney. The Vaccine Court will hear and determine your claim. If your claim is valid, you will receive compensation. 

Note that you must file your complaint at the Vaccine Court within a prescribed period. This period is usually referred to as the 'Statute of Limitations.' The Statute of Limitations for Gardasil cases is three years. If this period lapses before filing your complaint, you may lose your right to pursue compensation. However, the court may extend this period in certain limited circumstances. 

If your loved one died due to a Gardasil shot, you could institute a wrongful death claim at the Vaccine Court on his/her behalf. This way, you will be able to receive compensation for your loved one's death. In wrongful death claims, the Statute of Limitations is two years from the date of death or four years from the date when the injury that caused the death was discovered. 

Don’t worry about spending too much time pursuing your Gardasil claim. Once you’ve hired a lawyer, you can expect a hands-off approach. All you will be required to do will be to answer some questions, produce documents related to your case, authorize the release of your medical records, and testify about your injuries. You won’t invest plenty of energy and time pursuing compensation.

Once you know that you or your loved one is experiencing any adverse side effects due to a Gardasil injection, it would be best to seek medical help first. Only after you've received the urgent medical attention needed can you initiate the process of pursuing compensation. 

Sometimes, you may elect to pursue your claim for compensation in civil court. This is especially if you do not receive a favorable judgment at the Vaccine Court, or too much time has elapsed, and the Vaccine Court has not yet determined your case.

The compensation you will receive after winning your claim should be proportionate to the degree and extent of the injuries you suffered. If you pursue your claim in civil court, you may also be awarded punitive damages. 

What to do after a Gardasil Injury 

If you believe you have experienced adverse side effects after a Gardasil shot, it would be best to first seek medical attention. You can go to your favorite hospital and get a medical diagnosis and report on the complications you might be having. 

After you have received treatment, inform your doctor that you would want to make a report about your side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). In most cases, your doctor will help you make this report. 

Once you’ve made the report, you can initiate the process of pursuing compensation. Remember the Statute of Limitations period for a Gardasil injury is three years from the date of the injury. Therefore, this means that you should institute your claim at the Vaccine Court before three years lapse from when you started experiencing the Gardasil side effects. 

Join a Gardasil Lawsuit Near Me 

Talk to us at Consumer Alert Now if you or your loved one experienced adverse side effects or died after taking a Gardasil shot. We can link you with an experienced attorney who can help you pursue compensation through a Gardasil lawsuit. Call us today at 800-511-0747 to discuss your case confidentially with us.