Irish Times: Plaintiffs say they developed narcolepsy following vaccination. The cases were against the Minister for Health, the HSE, and Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA.

GSK was previously given an indemnity by the State concerning any adverse reactions to the vaccine. It was claimed in all three cases that the plaintiffs developed narcolepsy.

The settlements arose out of general terms agreed in a groundbreaking settlement last year which paved the way for the resolution of 80 cases over the Pandemrix vaccine.

In the first case, Ms Justice Miriam O’Regan approved a settlement of €1 million for a teenage boy who received Pandemrix when he was six and subsequently developed moderate to severe narcolepsy.