What is a Tetanus shot?
A tetanus shot is an important part of keeping yourself safe and healthy. However, in the event of negative effects from a tetanus shot, it might be time to consult with an attorney. Our Tetanus shot injury lawyers specialize in seeking compensation for individuals who have suffered injuries related to the administration of a tetanus shot. The Tetanus shot, also known as a tetanus booster, is a vaccine that offers protection against the potentially fatal tetanus disease. It's an important step in maintaining your health and well-being. It is especially helpful for those engaging in manual labor or strenuous activities.
This vaccine consists of dead proteins that stimulate the production of antibodies to protect your immune system when exposed to the actual organism that causes tetanus. Although it's most commonly given in adolescence, many adults are advised to receive booster shots every ten years to maintain immunity levels.
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Common Tetanus Shot Side Effects
Receiving a common tetanus shot can be beneficial in protecting a person from a serious and life-threatening illness. Yet, certain side effects may occur. As with most substances injected or ingested, mild reactions such as:
- Redness, swelling, or pain near the area of injection
- It is also normal to feel tired
- Muscle stiffness in the arm
Generally, these side effects are minor and should subside within a few days without any medical intervention. Contact your doctor immediately for more severe reactions, including difficulty breathing or chest pain.
How does an injury from the tetanus shot occur?
It is not unusual to experience pain or other negative reactions after receiving a tetanus shot. In some cases, these side effects can be serious and may include the following:
- Shoulder injuries
- Brachial Neuritis
- Parsonage-Turner Syndrome
- And other health problems.
If you suffered an adverse reaction or injury after receiving the tetanus vaccine, you might be entitled to compensation from a federal trust fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Call your doctor's office immediately if you have severe symptoms after getting a vaccine.
Diagnosing and Treating Tetanus Shot Injuries
Tetanus, a serious bacterial infection spread through contact with contaminated objects, can cause painful muscle contractions and severe spasms all over the body.
Although vaccinations protect us, injuries resulting from tetanus shots occur on rare but unfortunate occasions. If an individual experiences extreme pain, irritation, or swelling at the injection site for more than a few days after receiving a tetanus shot, it could indicate an injury caused by the shot and may require medical attention. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating tetanus shot injuries does not require a long process. Most often, it involves just a physical examination to identify the origin of symptoms, followed by treatment.
How we can help with your Tetanus shot 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 Lawyer, 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 Expect From Our Team Of Tetanus 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 an autoimmune disorder, 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.