Hepatitis A and B Vaccines Cause Serious Injuries and Reactions
Hepatitis viruses cause inflammation of the liver; in worst-case scenarios, they lead to liver cancer and chronic liver failure. The Hepatitis A virus (HAV) spreads by consuming contaminated foods. On the other hand, the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) spreads after exposure to infected bodily fluids.
Since 1994, Hepatitis A and B vaccines offer protection to these deadly viruses. However, these vaccines cause adverse reactions and injuries in some, including shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Vasovagal Syncope, allergic reactions, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and other injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a Hepatitis A or B vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.
HEPATITIS A & B VACCINE INJURIES & REACTIONS
The Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines have been linked to the following adverse side effects:
- Shoulder Injuries Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA), including Bursitis, Tendonitis, Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome), and Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Vasovagal Syncope (sudden fainting)
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions)
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
YOUNG CHILDREN AND OLDER ADULTS MOST AT RISK
Young children and older adults are more likely to suffer from a Hepatitis A or B vaccine injury. According to the childhood vaccination schedule, children typically receive the first dose of the Hepatitis A vaccine between 12 and 23 months old. The second dose must be given six (6) months after the first dose. Children receive their first dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth. The second dose is given between one (1) and two (2)
months old, while the third is administered between six (6) months and fifteen (15) months old.
Many older adults also receive the Hepatitis A and B vaccines, since they were not available before 1994.
COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE FOR HEPATITIS A & B VACCINE INJURIES
If you or a loved one has suffered from a Hepatitis A or B vaccine injury in the last three (3) years, you may be entitled to compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
To learn more, please call us at 312-578-9501. You can also contact us by filling out the form below. Our consultations are always free, and our representation comes at no cost to our clients when handling Hepatitis A or B vaccine injury cases. Our attorneys are admitted to the U.S. Federal Court of Claims, so they can represent anyone living in the United States as well.