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 these injections protect millions from dangerous diseases every year.
Unfortunately, vaccines are far from perfect--and, in some cases, do more harm than good. As with any medication, it is possible to experience a wide range of side effects. When it comes to vaccines, some of these consequences can lead to lifelong illnesses and debilitation. Most vaccine injury victims were simply following CDC guidelines and trying to protect their health. However, after their injury, they must face physical pain and an uncertain future.
Helping Vaccine Injury Victims -
Though vaccines are widely regarded as safe, the federal government recognized in the 1980s that vaccines can cause serious adverse reactions. To address this issue, a national compensation program was founded to help those injured by a vaccine. Our experienced attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C., help vaccine injury victims obtain the compensation they need, ensuring 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 and how to file a petition. Call our office today at (312) 578-9501 or toll-free at (886) 881-9980. You can also take a moment to fill out our online contact form.
What Is a Vaccine Injury?
Vaccines are routinely accompanied by some side effects, including soreness or flu-like symptoms. On the other hand, 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 your life as it was before the vaccine can be considered an injury. Our experienced vaccine injury attorneys can examine your case and chart the best way forward.
What Types of Vaccines Cause These Injuries to 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
- Hepatitis B
- 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 or toll-free at (886) 881-9980 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. If you're not comfortable speaking over the phone, you can fill out our online contact form.
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 significantly impact 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 runs the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a no-fault alternative to obtaining compensation.
- 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 our 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 Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Call the dedicated lawyers at Shannon Law Group, P.C., today at (312) 578-9501 or toll-free at (886) 881-9980 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.