What is the Rotavirus vaccine?
The rotavirus vaccine protects infants and young children from a highly contagious virus that typically causes severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain.
It is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for infants between the ages of 2 months to 8 months old to help protect them throughout their formative years.
The only approved vaccine available in the U.S. is RotaTeq, which comes in a three-dose series administered orally at two months, four months, and six months of age. Parents should consult their child's healthcare provider to ensure the desired protection.
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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 Rotavirus vaccine side effects
The most common side effects of the rotavirus vaccine are mild and may include the following:
- Irritability or fussiness
- Soreness or redness at the injection site.
Though most side effects are common and should subside after a few days, it is essential to seek medical assistance if any serious symptoms arise.
How does an injury from the Rotavirus vaccine occur?
In rare cases, the rotavirus vaccine may cause a severe injury called intussusception. Intussusception occurs when the intestine folds in on itself, forming an obstruction that can lead to serious complications.
Symptoms of intussusception include:
- Bloody stools
- Abdominal pain
In some instances, a child may require surgery to correct the problem. Fortunately, this type of injury is rare and usually only occurs within one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine.
Diagnosing and treating a Rotavirus vaccine injury
Diagnosing a rotavirus vaccine injury typically starts with a physical examination to assess the severity of the injury. Other exams, such as blood tests and abdominal X-rays, may determine whether the intestine has twisted and examine other causes of the symptoms.
Treatment for this type of injury typically includes fluids, antibiotics, antipyretics (fever medication), and in some cases, surgery to untwist the bowel or repair any damage caused by an obstruction. In severe cases, a doctor may recommend that no more doses of the rotavirus vaccine be given.
How we can help with your Rotavirus vaccine injury claim
Injuries from vaccines 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 Rotavirus vaccine 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 the Rotavirus vaccine, 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