Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Vaccine Injury Attorney
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) following a vaccination, grappling with unexpected medical costs, physical discomfort, and emotional stress takes a heavy toll.
Our specialized team of vaccine injury lawyers has the expertise to guide you through the legal process to seek compensation for vaccine-related injuries. My Vaccine Lawyer is here to provide clear, actionable information and offer the legal support you need in this challenging time.
What Is ITP?
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a blood disorder marked by a significant decrease in blood platelets. Low platelet count manifests in symptoms like easy bruising and bleeding gums. In more severe cases of ITP, it may even cause internal bleeding.
The condition can vary in duration; it may be acute, resolving in less than six months, or chronic, persisting for more than six months. Accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment are important for managing the risks associated with ITP.
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What Are The Symptoms Of ITP?
The condition manifests in several common symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Here is a list to help you identify the symptoms you might be experiencing:
- Tendency to bruise easily: Even minor bumps can result in noticeable bruising.
- Petechiae: Small reddish-purple dots appear on the skin, often on the lower legs. These resemble a rash but are tiny blood spots.
- Purpura: Larger skin bleedings that are more noticeable than petechiae.
- Nosebleeds or gum bleeding: Frequent or severe nosebleeds and gum bleeding without an apparent cause.
- Presence of blood in urine or feces: Signs of blood can indicate internal bleeding.
- Exceptionally heavy menstrual periods: Menstrual bleeding that is notably heavier than normal.
If you've developed symptoms of acute immune thrombocytopenia, especially following vaccination, it's important to consult healthcare professionals for accurate diagnosis and treatment and a vaccine injury attorney for legal advice.
What Causes ITP?
ITP causes are generally linked to issues with the immune system, the body's primary defense against infections and illnesses. Normally functioning to protect, the immune system mistakenly attacks and eliminates the body's platelets, reducing the platelet count.
A decrease in platelet production can further exacerbate the struggle with the immune system. The exact reason behind this malfunction remains elusive. Factors that may heighten the risk of developing ITP include specific medications like antibiotics and antiviral drugs, bacterial or viral infections, and certain vaccinations. For instance, the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can occasionally increase the risk of ITP, particularly among children.
How Is ITP Diagnosed And Treated?
Immune thrombocytopenia purpura diagnosis and treatment are specific to each patient's unique circumstances. For diagnosis, the objective is to eliminate other possible reasons for bleeding and low platelet count. Typically, blood tests are the go-to method for evaluating platelet levels. While there's no definitive test for ITP, adults may sometimes undergo a bone marrow biopsy to rule out other medical conditions.
Regarding treatment, individuals with mild immune thrombocytopenia purpura might only need to have their platelet counts monitored regularly. Children often improve without any targeted treatment. On the other hand, many adults, especially those with chronic ITP, will require some form of treatment.
ITP treatment options range from medications designed to return to normal platelet count to a surgical procedure called splenectomy, which involves removing the spleen. It's imperative to discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of each treatment option with your healthcare provider, as some patients find the side effects of treatments to be more challenging than the symptoms of the disease itself.
What Is The Relationship Between Vaccines And ITP?
Several vaccines, including those for influenza, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and varicella, have been associated with the development of ITP. Research has specifically shown a direct link between ITP and the MMR vaccine, with incidents occurring in 1-3 out of every 100,000 doses administered (Source: Semanticscholar).
Additionally, since the initiation of mass COVID-19 vaccinations, there have been reported instances of thrombocytopenia post-vaccination (Source: NCBI).
While vaccines serve a crucial public health function, it's essential to be aware of the potential risks, such as ITP, and consult a healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment if symptoms arise.
How We Can Help With Your ITP
ITP 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 You Can Expect From Our Team Of ITP 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 these cases' medical, legal, and factual issues. They are prepared to resolve any disputes arising 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 attorney 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.
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- Melissa Heffley, SIRVA Client