Have you been Injured by a Flu Shot or Vaccination?
Vaccines are commonly thought of as safe, beneficial, and not at all risky. However, vaccines and flu shots – like any drug – can can cause serious injuries. Vaccines work by changing an individual’s natural defense system to protect them from potentially deadly diseases. The question then becomes whether the person feels that the benefits of avoiding a potentially deadly disease are outweighed by the risk of suffering a serious injury.
How do I know if I’ve had an adverse reaction to a vaccine?
After you or your child are vaccinated, look for any unusual conditions, such as:
- serious allergic reaction
- high fever
- behavioral changes
- difficulty breathing
- hoarseness or wheezing
- rapid heart beat or dizziness
- swelling of the throat
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a “no-fault” alternative to the tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims. Under the Act, persons with claims of vaccine-related injuries or deaths resulting from covered vaccines must first exhaust their remedies under the VICP before they can pursue legal actions against vaccine administrators. Click here to get more information about the VICP program.
How long do I have to file a claim?
To bring a case for a vaccine-related injury, the current statute of limitations requires that your claim must be filed within three years from the date of onset of symptoms. In the event of a vaccine-related death, a claim must be filed no later than two years from the date of death. While most states have “tolling provisions” that extend the state statutes of limitations for certain individuals, the VICP has no such provisions.
Do I have a Vaccine / Flu Shot Lawsuit?
The Defective Drug & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in vaccine & flu shot injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Flu Shot / Vaccine Injury Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered serious side effects after receiving a flu shot or other vaccine, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.