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HHS Terminates Effort to Limit VICP Coverage for SIRVA

Last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began implementing measures that would have removed shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) from the Vaccine Injury Table. The Vaccine Injury Table lists vaccine-related medical conditions that are eligible for compensation under the National Vaccine Compensation Program (VICP) without specific proof of causation. … Continue reading

Should You Sue Your Doctor or Pharmacist for a Flu Shot Injury?

No one expects to experience serious complications from a vaccination. When you get a flu shot, at worst, you expect to experience mild pain in your shoulder and perhaps a slight fever. But, what if this is not the worst that happens? What if your symptoms progress, and what if your doctor diagnoses you with … Continue reading

What are Your Rights After a Flu Shot Injury?

While flu shot injuries are rare, they do happen. If you have been diagnosed with a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), or any other vaccine-related injury or illness, it is important to speak with a flu vaccine injury lawyer. You have clear legal rights, and an experienced lawyer will be … Continue reading

Can The Flu Shot Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Despite being generally safe for most people, the annual flu shot carries certain risks. This includes the risk of being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (also known as “Guillain Barre” or “GBS”). Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a potentially serious medical condition with several different variants. For individuals diagnosed with Guillain Barre after a flu shot, their prognosis … Continue reading

Flu Shot Injury Claims (2020-2021 Flu Season): What Do Parents and Other Adults Need to Know?

The annual flu shot is linked to several types of illnesses and injuries. While these illnesses and injuries are rare overall, due to the sheer number of flu shots administered in the United States, many adults and children experience flu shot-related medical conditions each year. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) receives hundreds of … Continue reading

HHS and CDC Promote 2020-2021 Flu Vaccine with “Boo the Flu” and #SleeveUp Campaigns

Flu season runs from October through May. In order to help prevent the flu from spreading, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone to get the flu shot (or consult with their doctor if they have concerns). This year, HHS and … Continue reading

5 Mistakes to Avoid After a Vaccine Injury

For individuals diagnosed with vaccine injuries, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery. The VICP provides compensation on a “no fault” basis (meaning that you do not need to prove that a health care provider or pharmaceutical company is to blame for your vaccine injury), and it pays claimants’ … Continue reading

Resources from World Immunization Week 2020

Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Immunization Week during the last week of April. For 2020, the theme was #VaccinesWork for All, and the WHO focused its awareness campaign on, “how vaccines as well as the people who develop, deliver and receive them are . . . champions by working to protect … Continue reading

7 Key Facts about the Annual Flu Shot

The 2020-2021 flu season is approaching, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently released their recommendations for the formulations of the annual flu shot heading into next year. Here, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant answers some frequently-asked questions about flu season, the annual flu shot and the potential risks associated … Continue reading

Can the Flu Shot Cause Optic Neuritis?

Optic neuritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve. This inflammation can cause pain and vision loss; and, as explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine, “[l]oss of vision in optic neuritis commonly reaches its maximum effect within a few days and starts improving within 4 to 12 weeks.” While the precise cause … Continue reading

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