Flu Shot and Vaccine Injury
Vaccinations and flu shots are often required by law for children and people in certain fields of employment. While the benefits of vaccinations and flu shots are undeniable, a certain small percentage of vaccinations and flu shots result in vaccine injury, complications or side effects. These adverse reactions are sometimes severe.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a vaccine injury or had a severe reaction to a flu or vaccine shot, schedule your free consultation with an attorney at Goodin Abernathy LLP.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
When these type of reactions occur, the federal government as set up the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to compensate those whose lives have been disrupted by an undesirable side effect of a vaccination or flu shot. Since the creation of the VICP, over 3,621 compensation awards have been made which include over $2.7 billion in compensation awarded to petitioners. Goodin Abernathy is one of a relatively small amount of firms who have handled multiple vaccination cases in the Court of Federal Claims.
Types of Flu Shot or Vaccine Side Effects
Adverse reactions to flu or vaccine shots can include:
• Anaphylactic Shock
• Guillain-Barre syndrome
• Transverse Myelitis
• Brachial Nuritis
• Chronic Arthritis
• Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
For a closer look at some of the issues related to vaccine and flu shot side effects, take a look at the Department of Health and Human Resources website.
If you, a child, or a loved one has recently had a vaccination or flu shot and experienced adverse effects, click here to schedule your free consultation.