Lingering shoulder pain following a vaccination is often a sign of a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). Vaccine-related shoulder injuries are a growing concern for parents and vaccine recipients; and, if you have been diagnosed with a form of SIRVA, you already know the consequences of SIRVA all too well.
The good news is that SIRVA is a compensable injury under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and under the VICP you are entitled to no-cost legal representation for your SIRVA compensation claim. Use the resources linked below to learn more about your rights after experiencing a vaccine-related shoulder injury, and then contact us for a free SIRVA consultation.
Important Information About SIRVA for Vaccine Recipients
1. Shoulder Pain May Be a Sign of SIRVA
While it is normal to experience some soreness or stiffness after receiving a vaccine injection, any pain should quickly subside. Prolonged shoulder pain or limited range of motion may be a sign of a serious vaccine shoulder injury, and you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Some forms of SIRVA require surgery, and many patients require pain medications and long-term treatment and recovery.
Learn more about the symptoms and consequences of SIRVA in: Vaccines and Shoulder Injuries: Is There a Connection?
2. Reported Instances of SIRVA Are On the Rise
While vaccine-related shoulder injuries were considered rare until as recently as 2006, new data show that the risk of SIRVA may be on the rise. Since vaccine shoulder injuries result from errors during vaccine administration (and not from specific vaccine ingredients), all individuals who receive vaccine injections in the shoulder are at risk for SIRVA.
Learn about vaccine administration errors that can lead to SIRVA in: Experts Ponder Sudden Increase in Shoulder Injuries Following Vaccination.
3. SIRVA Comes in Many Forms
The term “SIRVA” is a catch-all term that relates to several medical conditions that may result from errors during vaccine administration. Each form has its own unique symptoms and treatments, and it is critical for individuals to receive an accurate diagnosis of their vaccine shoulder injury to maximize their chances of a full recovery. The following are among the most common forms of SIRVA:
- Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
- Brachial Neuritis
- Reduced Range of Motion
- Shoulder Bursitis
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for SIRVA in: Can Vaccines Cause Shoulder Pain?
4. A “Needling” Problem
Since vaccine shoulder injury result from errors during vaccine administration, this means that they can (and should) be avoided. There are established protocols for needle length and the depth and location of vaccine injections, and all nurses, pharmacists and clinicians who administer vaccinations must be careful to follow these protocols on a consistent basis.
Find out more about the causes of SIRVA and get a doctor’s perspective in: What is Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)?
5. Seeking Financial Compensation for SIRVA
If you or someone you love has experienced a vaccine shoulder injury, it is critical that you speak with a vaccine lawyer about filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). There are unique procedures and strict time limits involved, so you should get started on your claim as soon as possible.
Begin to familiarize yourself with the VICP claim process by reading: 5 Things to Know if You Have Suffered a Vaccine Injury.
Shoulder Pain Following a Vaccination? Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is a national law firm that is dedicated to helping individuals with SIRVA and other vaccine injuries secure just compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). To find out if you have a claim under the VICP, call us at (202) 800-1711 or request a free consultation online today.
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Experienced litigation attorney Leah Durant focuses on representing clients in complex vaccine litigation matters. Leah Durant is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm based in Washington, DC. Leah Durant and her staff represent clients and their families who suffer from vaccine-related injuries, adverse vaccine reactions and vaccine-related deaths. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting individuals in recovering the highest level of compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.