When Your Shoulder Pain Doesn’t Go Away: Vaccines and SIRVA

Getting immunized is supposed to be a routine procedure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend numerous vaccines for children and adults; and, from the annual flu shot to childhood and travel vaccines, most individuals get at least one vaccine every year.

But, what happens if your vaccination is not routine? What if you wake up the next morning or in the middle of the night with a throbbing pain in your shoulder? What if the pain doesn’t go away? What if it gets worse, and what if you start to experience limitations or complications as a result of your vaccination?

Understanding Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)

In many cases, these symptoms will be indicative of Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). SIRVA is one of the most common vaccine-related injuries, and it can result from all types of immunizations. When the person who performs an immunization makes a mistake – either by using a wrong-size needle, inserting the needle in the wrong location, inserting the needle at the wrong angle, or inserting the needle too shallow or too deep into the shoulder – this can result in a potentially-serious shoulder injury regardless of the specific vaccine being administered.

Since SIRVA can take many forms, the prognosis for individuals diagnosed with SIRVA varies widely. While some individuals will recover fully with prompt and thorough medical treatment, others can experience chronic pain and other lingering effects. Certain types of vaccine-related shoulder injuries can also increase individuals’ risk for other debilitating conditions. Surgery may be necessary in some cases; and, in severe cases, shoulder injuries and their complications may need to be treated as medical emergencies.

Seeking Coverage for Your Medical Expenses and Other Losses from SIRVA

Regardless of the extent of a particular injury, the associated costs can be substantial. From loss of income to medical expenses and pain and suffering, the financial and non-financial effects of SIRVA are more than many families can bear. The federal government has established a program that is specifically designed to compensate individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries; and, if you have been diagnosed with any form of SIRVA, an experienced vaccine injury lawyer will be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Learn more about seeking financial compensation for shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA):

Schedule a Free SIRVA Consultation

If you would like more information about seeking financial compensation for a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), you can contact the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC for a free consultation. To speak with an experienced vaccine injury lawyer in confidence, please call (202) 800-1711 or request an appointment online today.

Leah Durant Bio

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 the other attorneys in her firm 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.


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

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