The first wrongful death claim over the Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been filed against Merck & Co., the nationwide pharmaceutical manufacturer behind several vaccine products, including the Gardasil HPV vaccine.

Attorneys at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman allege that 13-year-old Noah Foley of Greensboro, North Carolina, died due to a two-year battle caused by complications from the Gardasil vaccine. The wrongful death claim was filed Sept. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.