Vaccine Injury Information

Injuries Covered

The following is a list of injuries covered by the program:

(Other injuries may be covered as well, please contact us to discuss your case in detail.)

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)

  • SIRVA is caused by a vaccine injected too high up on the arm.  It is characterized by symptoms including pain and difficulty using the hand, arm and shoulder.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 48 hours of vaccine administration.

Brachial Neuritis

  • Brachial neuropathy is a disease characterized by pain or loss of function in the nerves that carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord that affects the chest, shoulder, arm and hand. 

  • Symptoms typically occur within 2-28 days of vaccine administration.

Encephalopathy or Encephalitis

  • This includes inflammation of the brain or other damage and diseases that impact the brain caused by the vaccine.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 3-15 days of vaccine administration.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

  • GBS is rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. Symptoms include weakness and tingling in your extremities. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing part or all of your body.

  • GBS is typically a syndrome occurring from the Influenza vaccine.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 2-28 days of vaccine administration.

Anaphylaxis

  • Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction typically occurring within 4 hours of vaccine administration.

Vasovagal Syncope

  • Vasovagal Syncope is a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure leading to fainting.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 1 hour of vaccine administration.

Vaccine Specific Illnesses

  • Vaccines containing Rubella virus – causing Chronic Arthritis (symptom onset of 7-42 days)

  • Vaccines containing Measles virus – causing Measles (symptom onset within 12 months)

  • Vaccines containing Measles virus – causing Thrombocytopenic Purpura (symptom onset of 7-30 days)

  • Vaccines containing Polio – causing Polio (symptom onset within 6 months)

  • Vaccines containing Varicella virus – causing Varicella (symptom onset of 7-42 days)

  • Vaccines containing Rotavirus – causing Intussusception (symptom onset of 1-21 days)

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Next Steps

The next step in the Vaccine Injury claim process is to review your claim in detail with an attorney. Please contact us for a free consultation so we can understand your situation and begin the process of getting you the compensation you deserve.