Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine Injury

Lawyer for Victims of Severe Vaccine-Related Side Effects

Pertussis—more commonly known as Whooping Cough—is a bacterial disease that is both highly contagious and difficult to treat. The resulting cough lasts for approximately six weeks. It is a particularly dangerous condition for children—potentially leading to pneumonia, seizures or brain damage—and can be fatal to infants. Though post‑infection antibiotics only marginally abate its intensity, pertussis can be effectively prevented through vaccination—which has led to widespread pertussis inoculations.

Pertussis vaccinations most commonly occur through an injection of DTaP or DTP—which also provides immunity against diphtheria and tetanus. The adult booster against pertussis is known by the name, Tdap. Because instances of pertussis have increased in recent years, pregnant women often receive a pertussis vaccination as a means of protecting their unborn child against the disease.

Are there any risks associated with a pertussis vaccination?

Some mild side effects associated with the DTaP vaccine are: pain and swelling at the injection site, rash, mild fever, irritability, drowsiness, fussiness, vomiting, and loss of appetite after a shot.

The health risks associated with a pertussis inoculation are exceedingly rare and are generally regarded to be much less of a threat than the disease itself. Nevertheless, with millions of vaccinations occurring each year, vaccine‑related injuries do occur. Though objective numbers are virtually impossible to come by, it has been estimated that approximately 50 injuries occur per every 15 million vaccinations.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists the following rare but severe problems that can follow injection of the DTaP vaccine:

  • Long‑term Seizures
  • Coma
  • Altered Consciousness
  • Permanent Brain Damage

Suffering a vaccine-related shoulder injury?

Seek compensation!

When being vaccinated, we understand that there is a certain amount of pain involved. We are usually warned that there may be swelling or tenderness after the injection is administered. But if symptoms other than swelling and tenderness such as frozen shoulder, brachial neuritis, and / or injuries to the nerves at the site of the injection are present after six (6) months, you may have suffered a shoulder injury. We can help you file a claim so that you may receive compensation for your injury.
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  • $150,000 – Garcia v. Secretary of HHS
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  • $105,000 – Thies v. Secretary of HHS
  • $95,000 – Cummins v. Secretary of HHS

At Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates, we help families from all over the country who have had the rare misfortune of suffering a vaccine‑related injury. Our experience in this extremely specialized field of medical law is unparalleled—as is the attention we give to each of our clients. If you don't have a case, we'll be the first to tell you; but if you do, we'll see it through to the end.

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How long do I have to file

my claim in the VICP after my vaccinations?

With respect to a vaccine-related injury, the statute of limitations requires that you file a claim with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims within 3 years from the onset of first symptoms. In the event of a vaccine-related death, a claim must be filed no later than 2 years from the date of death.

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DISCLAIMER: With respect to a vaccine‑related injury, the statute of limitations requires that you file a claim with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims within 3 years from the onset of first symptoms. In the event of a vaccine‑related death, a claim must be filed no later than 2 years from the date of death.
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