And how we can help
Learn about the signs and symptoms, the vaccine injury claim process
and how our lawyers can help you.
Work with an experienced
vaccine injury lawyer
Do you think you may have experienced a vaccine-related injury?
If you’ve experienced a vaccine injury like SIRVA or a Flu Shot injury, our lawyers can help you get the compensation that you deserve. We’re here to take the guesswork out of the legal process and support you every step of the way.
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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.
Understanding Your Vaccine Injury
Vaccines are generally considered a safe and effective way to protect you and your family from harmful diseases. But like any medical procedure, vaccines do carry the risk of rare side effects.
Each year, a small percentage of the population experiences injuries from common vaccinations, such as the flu vaccine, across the U.S. These usually occur when a medical provider administers the vaccine incorrectly.
When administered improperly, flu shots and other vaccines can cause a variety of severe injuries and illnesses, including neurological conditions, allergic reactions, and muscle damage.
The most common vaccine-related injuries are:
- Shoulder injuries, known as SIRVA
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Flu Shot related reactions
If you experience a vaccine-related injury, you may be eligible for compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Although a settlement can't reverse the challenging experience of a vaccine injury, it may offer you and your family some relief.
Our team of experienced vaccine court lawyers is here to guide you through the VICP process – and help you get the relief you deserve.
Vaccine Injuries and Reactions
The vaccine injury list below includes the various injuries, illnesses, and adverse reactions linked to vaccines covered in the VICP under the Vaccine Injury Table.
According to the United States National Library of Medicine, SIRVA instances are severely underreported throughout the United States and the rest of the globe. The incorrect administration technique by a medical professional can trigger an immune response or numerous inflammatory reactions within the recipient’s shoulder.
Usually, symptoms begin within 48 hours of vaccination and can range from any of the following:
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Shoulder Tendonitis
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Ulnar Neuropathy
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome ("GBS")
- Parsonage-Turner Syndrome ("PTS")
- Transverse Myelitis
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy ("CIDP")
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ("ADEM")
Although these are the most common vaccine-related injuries, this list doesn’t cover every vaccine. If you experienced an injury or illness after vaccination that’s not included here, you might still be entitled to compensation in the vaccine court. Contact us to have a vaccine injury attorney look over your case directly.
How our VICP lawyers can help you
Vaccine Injury Claims are complicated and we would always recommend retaining a lawyer to file your claim. Under the rules of the program, your lawyer is also paid through the program funds, meaning you do not pay any attorneys fees.
Do you need a vaccine injury lawyer?
You're not required to work with a vaccine attorney to submit a vaccine injury claim. But the expertise and experience of a lawyer can make the process easier and more successful.
The VICP only compensates individuals who meet their requirements. Our vaccine lawyers use our extensive expertise and consult medical experts to build your case.
Then, we assist you in every step of the VICP process – from filing your claim to litigating your case in the vaccine injury court. We're dedicated to helping you navigate the VICP process through a reliable and accessible approach.
My Vaccine Lawyer has represented thousands of clients from all 50 states in front of the Special Masters in the Court of Federal Claims.
It makes us proud to help our clients receive the financial compensation they deserve. Some of the most rewarding results we've seen recently are:
$2,473,607 for a Flu Shot causing Guillain-Barre Syndrome to a client in North Carolina
$271,544 for a Flu Shot causing Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy to client in Tennessee
It's important to remember that the VICP pays your vaccine injury attorney fees, so there’s no cost to you to get represented by the nation’s premier vaccine injury law firm. We offer each person a free consultation, no matter where you are in the United States.
How to report a vaccine injury
If you suspect you have a vaccine injury, immediately notify your doctor's office. Take these four steps to properly document your injury to use as evidence in your vaccine injury case:
- Call a doctor immediately to receive treatment for your injury and symptoms.
- Explain what happened to your doctor. Be sure to provide the date of vaccination, the vaccine administrator’s information, and the injection site (i.e., left or right arm.)
- Ask your doctor to file a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System ("VAERS") form or call at 1 (800) 822 - 7967.
- Contact us for help filing a vaccine injury claim in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ("VICP")
What is a VAERS form? The VAERS program collects data about adverse reactions to vaccines. The program aims to help the CDC and Food and Drug Administration improve vaccine safety measures in the future. Filing a VAERS report is separate from filing a vaccine injury claim for compensation. But the VAERs report can offer additional evidence in your vaccine case, so it's an important step.
What is the vaccine injury compensation program?
Why you need My Vaccine Lawyer to file a claim in the VICP.
The number of lawsuits filed against vaccine companies and providers increased in the 1980s. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 was established to prevent lawsuits from causing vaccine shortages. Under this act, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created for vaccine injury victims.
This "no-fault" program compensates individuals for vaccine-related injuries, without holding the vaccine manufacturer or health care provider financially responsible. Instead, there is a tax on all vaccines that fund the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.
Meet Founding Partner Max Muller
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
How the vaccine injury
claim process works
The CDC manages a program called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
If you experienced a vaccine-related injury or adverse effects, you can submit a VAERS report at vaers.hhs.gov or through your doctor. Once submitted, your information is entered into a database that helps the CDC and Food and Drug Administration improve vaccine safety measures. Your VAERS report is often used as additional evidence in your VICP case to determine the onset of your injury or symptoms.
While important, the VAERS report is only one step in the process of your vaccine injury case. You’ll need to submit a vaccine injury claim to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where your case will either be settled or go to trial. When you work with one of our lawyers for a vaccine injury, going to trial is rare, as many vaccine injury claims are settled without attending a hearing. Our extensive experience has brought a 98% success rate in getting our clients maximum compensation through the federal government's vaccine injury trust fund.
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Vaccine injury signs and symptoms
How do you know if you're experiencing one of the conditions on the vaccine injury list above? These symptoms are signs of the most common injuries.
Allergic Reactions - Anaphylaxis. Like other allergic reactions, an allergic reaction to a covered vaccine will likely happen quickly. Shortly after the injection, you may experience skin reactions such as hives, swelling in throat, hard time breathing, fast heart rate
If you're experiencing one of these reactions, call 911 immediately. Allergic reactions to vaccines are serious and require immediate medical attention.
Shoulder Injury - SIRVA. An allergic reaction occurs in response to a component of the vaccine itself. In comparison, a vaccine-related shoulder injury is caused by a vaccine that's administered improperly.
Vaccine shoulder injuries happen when the medical provider gives the injection in the wrong place in the arm. If the needle is placed too high, it can hit the shoulder joint's bursa. This human error can cause Bursitis, Tendonitis, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injuries or Ulnar Neuropathy.
Symptoms usually begin within 48 hours of vaccination and can last for weeks or months. Treatment options include steroids, physical therapy, pain medication, and surgery.
MMR and MMRV - Encephalitis. MMR and MMRV are vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella). Although rare, the symptoms reported for these vaccines are serious. The most severe reactions include brain damage, hearing loss, seizures, or coma.
Those who have been injured by vaccines and are experiencing these vaccine injury symptoms, call your doctor right away to receive care. Then, talk with a vaccine injury lawyer to learn how to receive compensation for your injury.
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