As per the Centers for Disease Control, anaphylaxis following COVID-19 immunization is uncommon, occurring in about 5 persons per 1 million vaccinated in the United States. Yet a Kansas woman, Jeanie Evans, died tragically of allergic reaction to the COVID vaccine.
According to her postmortem report, Jeanie Evans succumbed to “anaphylaxis due to COVID-19 vaccination.”
The Effingham citizen passed away on March 24, 2021, one day following receiving the Moderna vaccination in Jefferson County.
Upon filing a Kansas Open Records Act request, the Topeka Capital-Journal obtained the coroner’s results from the Shawnee County coroner’s office on Tuesday.
Evans, 68, had a clinical record of hypertension, environmental allergies, allergic disorder, and reactive airway disease (not asthma), according to the postmortem report, and had previously had an anaphylactic response to the drug Albuterol.
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Evans began complaining regarding her airway feeling clogged 15 to 20 minutes after receiving her first COVID vaccine on March 23, 2021, per the report. Evans was transferred to Stormont-Vail by ground ambulance at 5:21 p.m., whereupon she died the next day at 11:55 a.m.
Jeanie Evans’ family plans to sue in her death
One of Evans’ sons, Colt Umphenour, stated the family plans to sue.
“I am actively looking for a new attorney to represent the family,” Umphenour said.
Evans’ family recruited Lynn Johnson of the Kansas City, Missouri-based law firm Shamberg, Johnson and Bergman in April.
Johnson, on the other hand, informed The Capital-Journal on Tuesday that he decided not to take legal action on their behalf. He stated he couldn’t say anything else since it would be a violation of attorney-client confidentiality.
Johnson “deferred” dealing with the case directly, according to Umphenour, but advised the family to pursue it.
As per her obituary, Evans worked on the Effingham City Council and worked as a clerk at Main Street Food & Fuel in Effingham, which is roughly 35 miles northeast of Topeka.
Experts say anaphylaxis after COVID-19 vaccination is rare
According to the Mayo Clinic’s webpage in Rochester, Minn., anaphylaxis seems to be a severe, possibly deadly allergic reaction.
And as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, anaphylaxis following COVID-19 immunization is uncommon, occurring in about 5 persons per 1 million vaccinated in the United States.
Evans’ autopsy was performed by medical examiner Beth Frost of Kansas City, Kan.-based Forensic Medical Holdings of Kansas LLC, that supplies coroner’s assistance to Shawnee County, according to Evans’ autopsy report.