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Everything You Should Know About DTaP and TDaP Vaccine Injuries

The Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis ("TDaP") and Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis ("DTaP") vaccinations protect millions of Americans every year from three very deadly bacterial diseases. However, they can cause adverse reactions and injuries that most people don’t know about. These reactions include shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Encephalitis, Brachial Neuritis, Encephalomyelitis ("ADEM"), allergic reactions, Encephalopathy, seizures, and other injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a TDaP or DTaP vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund in the U.S. Federal Court of Claims. To learn more, keep reading.

INJURIES AND REACTIONS LINKED TO TDAP & DTAP VACCINES

The Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis (“TDaP”) and Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (“DTaP”) vaccines have been known to cause the following adverse injures and reactions:

  • Shoulder Injuries Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA), including Bursitis, Tendonitis, Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome), and Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Brachial Neuritis (Parsonage-Turner Syndrome)
  • Encephalomyelitis (“ADEM,” “Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis”)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions)
  • Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
  • Encephalopathy (a brain disease, damage, or malfunction that causes an altered mental state)
  • Seizures
  • Brain damage
  • Stiffness and swelling in joints

ANYONE CAN BE AFFECTED BY TDAP OR DTAP VACCINE INJURIES

No matter what age, everyone is encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to vaccinate regularly against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Your age, however, determines how frequently you should receive a TDaP or DTaP vaccination.

The “DTaP” vaccine is the dosage children receive when they are the following ages: two months, four months, six months, 15-18 months, and four to six years. As immunity diminishes over time, it is recommended that adults and teenagers receive the “TDaP” every ten (10) years.

Therefore, TDaP and DTaP injuries can affect babies as young as two months to grandmothers in their nineties.

COMPENSATION AVAILABLE FOR TDAP AND DTAP REACTIONS

If you or a loved one has suffered from a reaction or injury after receiving a TDaP or DTaP vaccine within the last three (3) years, you may be eligible for compensation from the federal program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

To discuss your potential claim, please call us at 312-578-9501. You can also submit a contact form below. Our consultations are always free. Moreover, for vaccine injury claims, our representation comes at no cost to our clients. We represent individuals from all across the United States as well.