Flu shot injuries
The flu shot is a vaccine that helps prevent the spread of the influenza virus. It is administered as a subcutaneous injection and stimulates active immunity against the influenza virus in the recipient's body.
While not 100% effective in preventing illness, receiving a flu shot significantly reduces your chances of contracting it and even can lessen its severity if you do.
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Cheryl suffered SIRVA (shoulder injury related to vaccine administration) following a flu shot. Her vaccine injury claim was filed in the VICP by vaccine lawyer Max Muller where she obtained a settlement for her injury, lost wages and out of pocket expenses.
Common flu shot side effects
People considering getting a flu shot should know that it can have potential side effects. Although these may vary from person to person, they usually resolve quickly with symptomatic treatment. Some of the common side effects that people may experience include:
- Redness and swelling in the area of injection
- Fever and muscle aches can also occur
It is important to seek medical advice if severe side effects arise, such as rapid heartbeat or difficulty breathing.
Serious flu shot side effects
Although getting a flu shot is generally considered a safe practice, it is important to be aware that there are rare cases of serious side effects. These can include conditions such as:
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome ("GBS")
- Shoulder Injuries ("SIRVA")
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy ("CIDP")
- Parsonage-Turner Syndrome ("PTS")
Speaking with your healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms after a flu shot is extremely important.
How does an injury from the flu shot occur?
The flu vaccine can lead to a more serious allergic reaction necessitating medical attention or hospitalization. Therefore, if you experience extreme symptoms such as swelling in your throat and face area or difficulty breathing after receiving a flu shot, call 911 right away. Injuries resulting from these reactions may come in several forms:
- Failure to follow recommended guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This includes using approved vaccines and administering them properly.
- Using expired or contaminated vaccines.
- Administer a vaccine inappropriately, such as injecting it into the wrong part of the body or at too high a dosage.
Diagnosing and Treating a Flu Shot Injury
If you believe you have sustained a flu shot injury, it is important to seek medical attention. Diagnosis of these conditions typically involves a physical examination and blood tests to check for antibodies that indicate a specific type of injury. Treatment may involve steroids, immunotherapy, or other medications depending on the diagnosis.
How we can help you with your flu shot injury claim
Flu shot injuries can change your life, and you may be qualified to receive financial compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
After lawsuits against vaccine companies and healthcare providers in the 1980s threatened to reduce U.S. vaccination rates and cause a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, the VICP was created.
At My Vaccine Lawyers, our team can help you file a claim and guide you through the entire process with the VICP if you have suffered from vaccine-related injuries.
What can you expect from our team of Flu Shot attorneys?
Our firm will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We understand what you are going through and will work to get the compensation you need and deserve. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can be complex, difficult, and contentious. Our attorneys have experience with the medical, legal, and factual issues involved in these cases and are prepared to resolve any disputes that may arise during the process.
Some of the benefits of working with our team include the following:
Free Case Evaluation: We will review your case and let you know if you are eligible for compensation
No Costs: You do not pay attorneys fees or costs to file a case in the vaccine program
Experienced & Skilled Representation: Our team has years of experience fighting for the rights of injured patients
If you or a loved one has been affected by a vaccine injury, don't wait to get help. We strongly recommend that injured parties hire a vaccine injury lawyer and do not attempt to represent themselves in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are here to fight for you.
I reached out to My Vaccine Lawyer after confirming I suffered from SIRVA. They were so helpful, understanding and thorough throughout the process. They were quick to respond, always answered the phone and I feel they fought to get me what I was entitled to. If you suffered from an injury then please call My Vaccine Lawyer. They will take care of you!
- Melissa Heffley, SIRVA Client