The rotavirus vaccine can cause Intussusception. The age group most often affected by this adverse reaction is children. If your child received the rotavirus vaccine and developed Intussusception or Intussusception-like symptoms, your child may be entitled to compensation. Still not sure what Intussusception is or how to spot its symptoms? We’ve added some information below to help.
Intussusception is a serious disorder in which part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine, similar to a telescope. This “telescoping” often blocks food or fluid from passing through. Intussusception also cuts off the blood supply to the part of the intestine that’s affected. Intussusception can lead to a tear in the bowel, infection, and death of bowel tissue.
The first sign of Intussusception in a child may be sudden and loud crying caused by abdominal pain. It is also important to remember that signs of abdominal pain may include recurrent bouts of pulling the knees to the chest and crying. The pain of Intussusception comes and goes, usually every 15 to 20 minutes at first. These painful episodes last longer and happen more often as time passes. Frequent signs and Intussusception symptoms include:
If you believe your child or someone you know has suffered from Intussusception or Intussusception-like symptoms following a Rotavirus vaccination, contact our vaccine attorneys immediately. Our free consultation comes at absolutely no cost to those who believe they have been injured. Intussusception is a serious and debilitating condition in children which must be handled with urgency. Speak with one of our attorneys to help you today at (800) 229-7704.
Page last reviewed and updated: November 4, 2019