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Hylton Armstrong represented the family of Zion, who died as a result of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/hylton-armstrong/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Hylton Armstrong</a> represented the family at the inquest of Zion at the Newcastle Coroners Court. Zion was 48 years old, generally fit and well, and had no significant previous medical history. On 5<sup>th</sup> May 2021 Zion had his first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. On 13<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;May 2021 he&nbsp;developed&nbsp;a headache.&nbsp;On the 17<sup>th</sup> May 2021 he started to suffer with slurred speech and was admitted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.&nbsp;At hospital Zion was diagnosed with vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis&nbsp;(VITT).&nbsp;This is a very rare and aggressive&nbsp;condition that can be&nbsp;associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.&nbsp;Despite radical surgical intervention by way of decompressive craniectomy, Zion sadly died at on the 19<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;May 2021. &nbsp;</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Zion’s fiancée Vikki Spit was the first person in the UK to receive a compensation payment under the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine.&nbsp;She was awarded the maximum settlement of £120,000 in July 2022.&nbsp;</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Hylton was instructed by <a href="https://www.hja.net/legal-team/james-bell/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">James Bell</a> who is a partner at <a href="https://www.hja.net/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Hodge Jones &amp; Allen Solicitors</a>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>You can read further online media coverage here:</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><a href="http://Covid-19: 'Very rare' vaccine complications led to Alston man's death" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Covid-19: 'Very rare' vaccine complications led to Alston man's death</a></li><li><a href="https://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2022-08-17/man-died-from-catastrophic-brain-injury-after-astra-zeneca-jab-inquest-finds" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Man died from catastrophic brain injury after Astra Zeneca jab, inquest finds</a></li><li><a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11123503/Rock-singer-48-suffered-catastrophic-brain-injury-died-rare-AstraZeneca-complications.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Rock singer, 48, suffered 'catastrophic brain injury' and died of complications from AstraZeneca Covid jab, coroner rules</a></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>View Hylton Armstrong's profile&nbsp;<a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/hylton-armstrong/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->