Although vaccine injuries are relatively uncommon, they still occur more frequently than most people realize. Since its establishment in 1987, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has paid more than $3.5 billion to thousands of individuals and families who have been diagnosed with injuries and lost loved ones due to problems resulting from vaccinations.
Are you experiencing pain after a vaccination? Do you have limited mobility in your shoulder? Are you feeling fatigued, weak or experiencing tingling sensations throughout your body? If so, this could potentially be signs of a vaccine-related illness or injury. If you have any concerns, you should see a doctor promptly; and, once you receive a diagnosis, you should speak with a lawyer about filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Common Symptoms of Vaccine Injuries
Multiple medical conditions have been linked to vaccinations. While each of these injuries may have its unique symptoms, it is important to become familiar with the signs of vaccine-related injuries. Some of the most common symptoms of vaccine injuries and illnesses include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing or speaking
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of reflexes
- Loss of vision
- Muscle weakness or loss of muscle control
- Reduced range of motion
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive. Certain illnesses may result in other symptoms, and doctors are continuing to learn more about the potential risks associated with routine vaccinations.
Shoulder Pain: An Early Warning Sign of Vaccine-Related Injuries
For many individuals, one of the first symptoms of a vaccine-related injury or illness is shoulder pain. While it is normal to feel some pain after receiving an injection, this pain should resolve and should not interfere with your daily activities. If you experience sharp, pulsing, or intense pain in the hours or days following a flu shot or other vaccination, this could be a sign of a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) or other potentially serious vaccine-related conditions.
Learn More about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
Vaccine-related injuries and illnesses can lead to expensive medical bills, missed time from work, and chronic pain and suffering. If you have been diagnosed with a vaccine injury or illness, recovering your losses will most likely involve filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Visit the links below to learn more about how to protect your rights under the VICP:
- What to Do After Being Diagnosed with a Vaccine-Related Illness or Injury
- FAQs: What are My Rights After a Vaccine Injury?
Speak with a Vaccine Lawyer about Filing a Claim under the VICP
Vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant provides nationwide legal representation for individuals diagnosed with SIRVA and other vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. If you would like to speak with Ms. Durant about your rights under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), call (202) 800-1711 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.
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Experienced vaccine attorney Leah Durant represents 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.