Vaccines have been heralded as one of the greatest scientific developments of our time. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends immunizations for most groups of people, and millions are protected from serious, dangerous diseases by these injections every year. Unfortunately, vaccinations are far from perfect and, in some rare cases, can do more harm than good. As with any medication, it is possible to experience a wide range of side effects. When it comes to vaccinations, some of these consequences can lead to lifelong illness and debilitation. Most of these injury victims were simply following expert guidelines and trying to protect their health, but now they must face physical pain and a changed, uncertain future.
Though vaccines are widely regarded as safe, the federal government recognized in the 1980s that serious adverse reactions do occur, and a national compensation program was begun to help those injured by a vaccine. In Chicago, the experienced attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C., help local vaccine injury victims obtain the compensation they need to ensure their continued medical care and financial well-being. If you or someone you love has suffered a vaccine injury, our dedicated legal team can help you learn more about your rights. Call our office today at 312-578-9501 or take a moment to fill out our online contact form.
What Is a Vaccine Injury?
While vaccines are routinely accompanied by some side effects, including soreness or flu-like symptoms, a vaccine injury is a significant reaction to an immunization. Injuries can range in severity, and some of the reported injuries include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Chronic arthritis
- Viral infection
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Transverse myelitis
- Connective tissue disorders
- Developmental delays
- Brachial neuritis
This is not a complete list of vaccine injuries. If you have suffered any serious medical issue you think may be a result of a recent vaccination, you may be entitled to compensation. Any reaction that negatively affects your ability to continue to live your life as before the vaccine can be considered an injury. Our experienced vaccine injury attorneys can help you examine your case and plan the best way forward.
What Types of Vaccines Cause These Injuries to Illinois Victims?
Vaccine injuries have been reported from many different types of vaccines. Often, the symptoms of the reaction are tied to a specific vaccine and the disease it is intended to prevent. These vaccines include those for:
- Varicella rotavirus
- HPV (human papillomavirus)
It is possible to experience an injury from any vaccine. Even if the vaccine you received is not listed, you may still be eligible to file a claim. Call our Chicago office at 312-578-9501 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.
Compensation Is Available to Vaccine Injury Victims
When a vaccine negatively impacts your life, you can receive compensation. Even what some may consider a minor reaction, or one that is treated and resolved, can still have significant consequences to your life and livelihood. When your efforts to maintain and preserve your health are met with unintended, harmful repercussions, you do not have to suffer alone. Victims can pursue a case with U.S. Court of Claims, which operates a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This program is a no-fault system that offers compensation to victims for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical bills and lost wages
- Skilled care costs
Pursuing a case in a federal court may seem daunting, but the experienced injury attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C., have helped others just like you prepare and present an effective case. Your good intentions should not be punished with pain and financial stress. Our tenacious attorneys are here to help ease that burden. While you focus on recovery and rebuilding your life, we will obtain records, file court documents, gather evidence, interview experts, and present your story in an effective and compelling way.
If you or someone you love has suffered a vaccine injury, you deserve compensation from the nation vaccine injury program. Call the dedicated lawyers at Shannon Law Group, P.C., today at 312-578-9501 to learn more about your options and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. If you prefer, take a moment to fill out our online contact form, and you’ll receive a prompt response from one of our attorneys who can help answer your questions.