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Help for Shoulder Pain Resulting From Flu Shots

When receiving a vaccination, you may be expecting to feel a little pinch when the needle enters the injection site. This is normal and no cause for alarm in most cases. In other cases, however, the needle may enter at the wrong spot, or may be administered incorrectly, causing the patient serious pain at the location where the site was administered. Resulting pain from vaccine injections can cause serious life problems, including surgery, loss of range and mobility and loss of work.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may be confused about what to do. Can you sue your doctor? What about the medical provider who administered the shot? What recourse do you have and how will these expenses be paid?

Get help for your shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (or SIRVA) by contacting or calling The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC today. This office is here to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) exists to help individuals who may be the victim of a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration. The program allows victims of certain vaccine injuries to obtain compensation.

While a traditional malpractice claim or lawsuit might involve prohibitive amounts of time and money, Leah Durant, vaccine attorney from The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC can help individuals obtained compensation under the VICP’s streamlined process.

Potential outcomes of a traditional malpractice or personal injury lawsuit are always unknown. With the kind of assistance available through the VICP, however, persons injured by vaccines are able to enjoy a greater degree of certainty of the outcome. If you have been injured by a vaccine and satisfy certain criteria established by the program, your attorney will be able to help you seek compensation for your injury.


Vaccines administered in the shoulder are typically intended for intramuscular administration into the upper arm, specifically into a muscle called the deltoid. The deltoid is the muscle that makes the shoulder round, and has three sections of fibers. These sections have small spaces between the fibers and each section connects to an important part of the body’s shoulder girdle, such as the collarbone or shoulder blades. Important nerves also run through the area.

When the individual administering the vaccine inserts the needle in the wrong spot, nerve bundles or connections to other parts of the body may be injured. These injuries can become very serious and lead to conditions such as; brachial neuritis (nerve damage), adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder, tendonitis and other conditions.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured following administration of a vaccine please contact The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC today. Vaccine attorney Leah Durant is available to speak with you to evaluation your claim, and to help you obtain compensation for your vaccine injury.


Categories: National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA, vaccine injury

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