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Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA

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Compensation for Flu Vaccine Injuries

Approximately 150 million people get vaccinated for the flu every year. For the most part these people carry on with their lives and experience the benefits of immunity to whatever strain of flu is most prevalent that season. Others, unfortunately, find themselves suffering from an unexpected flu vaccine injury. When this happens, you may not … Continue reading

Is the Flu Vaccine Effective and What Are Common Side Effects of the Flu Shot?

Many people wonder whether the annual flu vaccination is effective in combatting flu. The simple answer is that effectiveness of the annual influenza vaccination depends on several factors. The most important factor in determining the vaccine’s effectiveness is how well scientists identify and match flu strains when developing a vaccine for that season. According to … Continue reading

More than Just a Pinch

For years, doctors have told patients that a shot feels like a “quick pinch” on the shoulder. Sometimes, though, that “pinch” can lead to serious injury. In rare situations, a vaccination can cause Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. Known as SIRVA, this injury has been in the news lately. CBS recently reported a story … Continue reading

Visitors Leave Disneyland with Measles, not Memories

A recent trip to Disneyland has left dozens of visitors with measles rather than memories. At least 26 people who visited the theme park in Orange County, California, between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20 have contracted the disease. State officials have confirmed that the outbreak is the worst in 15 years. Already, the disease has … Continue reading

Flu Shots Now Required for Children in NYC by Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant

New York City schools can now force students to get a flu shot. A new city-wide mandate requires children between six months and five years of age to obtain a flu vaccine between July 1 and December 31 each year. Passed in the final days of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, the rule applies to more … Continue reading

Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant Discusses Rare Side Effects of the Flu Shot and How to Obtain Compensation for Vaccine Injuries

One in five Americans will get the flu this year. That has serious consequences for the economy, which loses $87 billion annually to the flu, thanks to lost productivity and medical expenses. Many people hoping to ward off the disease are getting flu shots. The flu vaccine causes the body to create antibodies that provide … Continue reading

Another Wake-up Call on Ebola

Ebola just claimed its first victim in the United States. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease inside the United States, died on Wednesday. Duncan had traveled from his hometown in Liberia to Dallas, Texas, to reunite with family. Four days before leaving, he unknowingly contracted ebola while helping transport a sick … Continue reading

Who Wants the Flu? Apparently Half the U.S.

Autumn is here, and with it cold and flu season. Millions of Americans will soon seek out a flu shot to minimize their risk of contracting the disease, whether at the behest of their doctor, their friends, or their family. Even though the flu vaccine is largely effective, many people forgo the shot. A recent … Continue reading

What is Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)?

by Leah Durant SIRVA is a newly identified vaccine injury that is surfacing in vaccinated patients around the country. The damage from SIRVA centers on the shoulder or upper arm where the vaccine was administered. SIRVA is caused by the injection or administration of the vaccine itself, not from the contents of the vaccine being … Continue reading

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA

by Leah Durant Shoulder pain, soreness or tenderness are all common side effects that may be experienced following a vaccine injection. In some cases, however, improper administration of intramuscular vaccines, particularly above the deltoid muscle can result in a more severe vaccine injury, commonly known as SIRVA or Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. SIRVA … Continue reading

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