National vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant explains what you need to know about proving a vaccination error when filing a claim for SIRVA or another vaccine injury.
Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA
Why Does My Shoulder Hurt After a Vaccination?
In general, a vaccination can be expected to cause a moderate amount of short-term shoulder pain. As explained by Health.com, common side effects of vaccine injections, “are just temporary and include pain, swelling, and redness around the site of the… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Where Should Flu Shots Be Administered to Avoid SIRVA?
As with all types of injected vaccines, the annual flu shot carries the potential for Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). These are injuries that result not from an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself, but rather from mistakes… Read More ›
How Much Does It Cost to File a VICP Claim?
For individuals diagnosed with shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), and other injuries and illnesses following vaccine injections, filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) can be an important part of the… Read More ›
CDC “You Call the Shots” Infographic Explains How to Avoid SIRVA
Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) account for nearly half of all claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This is an alarming statistic, as all forms of SIRVA can be avoided with proper vaccination techniques… Read More ›
VICP Eligibility: Does Your Vaccine Shoulder Injury Qualify for Compensation?
As awareness of the risk of shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) grows, more people are seeking treatment and compensation for SIRVA. Recent data show that nearly half of all claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program… Read More ›
Signs and Symptoms of Vaccine Injury – Symptoms to Look for and What to Do Should a Vaccine Injury Happen to You
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… Read More ›
Flu Season Isn’t Over. Should You Get Vaccinated?
With several months left to go in this year’s flu season, it is not too late to get a flu shot. If you have put off getting vaccinated because you have questions about the health risks, here is what the… Read More ›
SIRVA Resource Center for Vaccine Recipients
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… Read More ›