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MMR & MMRV Vaccine Injuries & Reactions: What Everyone Should Know

Since 1971, the Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) and the Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Varicella (MMRV) combination vaccine have been given to billions of people across the globe. While they offer immunity to three or four deadly illnesses, the MMR and MMRV vaccines are known to cause adverse reactions and injuries in some, including shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Encephalitis, Vasovagal Syncope, Encephalomyelitis ("ADEM"), allergic reactions, Encephalopathy, seizures, chronic arthritis, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), and other injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured by an MMR vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal fund known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

INJURIES AND REACTIONS LINKED TO MMR & MMRV VACCINES

The Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) and the Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Varicella (MMRV) vaccines have been associated with the following adverse side effects:

  • Shoulder Injuries Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA), including Bursitis, Tendonitis, Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome), and Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Chronic Arthritis
  • Encephalomyelitis (“ADEM,” “Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis”)
  • Vasovagal Syncope (sudden fainting)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura – ITP (a disorder that causes excessive bleeding and bruising)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions)
  • Vaccine-strain measles viral disease in an immune-deficient person
  • 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

CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM AN MMR OR MMRV VACCINE INJURY

The majority of the population that receives an MMR or MMRV vaccine is children under the age of seven, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The first MMR dose is normally given between 12 and 15 months old. The second MMR dose will be administered at least 28 days after the first dose, typically between the ages of four and six.

The CDC recommends that adults get the MMR vaccine if they plan to travel abroad. However, it is not required to routinely vaccinate against measles, mumps, and rubella past the age of seven. As a result, it is more common for children to experience an injury caused by the MMR or MMRV vaccine compared to adults.

COMPENSATION AVAILABLE FOR MMR & MMRV INJURIES

If you or a loved one has suffered from a reaction or injury after receiving an MMR or MMRV vaccine in the last three (3) years, you may be eligible for compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

To learn more, please call us at 312-578-9501.You can also describe your situation to us in the contact form below. Our consultations are always free, and our representation comes at no cost to our clients when handling MMR vaccine injury cases. We can represent anyone from all 50 states as well.