South Bend Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Vaccinations are supposed to protect people from illness, however, some people will suffer debilitating side effects that could lead to disability or death.
Every year, a percentage of the population suffers adverse reactions to vaccinations. Unfortunately, many of these victims are young children who are receiving their recommended immunizations for mumps, measles and rubella, chicken pox and more.
If you believe that someone you love suffered a vaccine-related injury, contact a vaccine injury lawyer at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak. We can help you recover damages for injuries suffered from vaccinations.
Vaccinations can typically cause shoulder pain, swelling and tenderness at the site of the injection. However, more serious injuries such as nerve damage, injury to the rotator cuff or “frozen shoulder,” a condition characterized by stiffness and pain of the shoulder, are not normal.
Some other injuries and illness caused by inoculations include:
- Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
- Optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve)
- Permanent or temporary paralysis
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there was an increased risk of GBS following influenza vaccinations to protect against swine flu. The Institute of Medicine conducted a thorough review of information linking GBS to the vaccinations in 2003 and concluded that people who received the 1976 swine influenza vaccine had an increased risk for developing GBS.
If you believe that your illness or injuries were caused by a vaccination, contact our vaccine injury lawyers for a free consultation.
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Which Vaccinations Cause Injuries?
Though GBS has been linked to a vaccination, there are many vaccinations commonly administered that can cause severe reactions, these include, but are not limited to:
- Hepatitis A or B vaccine
- Chicken pox vaccine
- Tetanus vaccine
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Pertussis or whooping cough vaccine
How a Vaccine Injury Lawyer Can Help
Every individual’s reaction to a vaccination is different. As a result, Congress enacted the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in 1988 to award compensation to those who suffered serious side effects. Unfortunately, a claim processed through the compensation program can take months or even years. An investigation by the Associated Press found that only seven percent of claims made were completed in less than a year, while the average claim took three years to settle.
Through the use of medical experts like neurologists and immunologists, a vaccine injury lawyer can analyze your records and determine if you suffered a vaccine-related injury.
We understand that a vaccine-related injury can be serious, but they are also time sensitive, which is why it is important to contact an experienced defective product attorney right away. You may be entitled to file a vaccine injury compensation claim.