Tetanus Vaccine Injuries

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Tetanus is an adverse medical condition that arises through the contamination of a deep cut or puncture wound. The infection causes muscle spasms—often originating around the jaw—and can lead to sudden and painful contractions of entire muscle groups. These contractions can be strong enough to cause bone fractures and /or muscle tears. Tetanus (also known as lockjaw) generally develops within eight days of infection but can lay dormant for up to several months. Left untreated, tetanus can be fatal, but it has largely been eliminated through widespread vaccinations.

Standard tetanus immunizations occur through a DTap injection—or its predecessor, DTP. These vaccines provide immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Td boosters are recommended every ten years to maintain effective immunization against tetanus and diphtheria.

Side Effects

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.

As with most vaccines, rare but severe adverse reactions to DTaP, Tdap, Td, or TT vaccines can occur:

  • Seizure
  • Non‑stop crying
  • High fever
  • Coma
  • Lower consciousness
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Brain damage (encephalopathy)
  • Diabetes Type I
  • Arthritis
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • POTS
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Death

Shoulder Injuries from Tetanus Vaccinations

Our firm currently examines and handles claims arising from serious shoulder injuries as a result of incorrect vaccine administration or other improper medical techniques. Common vaccine-related shoulder dysfunctions include loss of range of motion, frozen shoulder, bicipital tendonitis, or swelling. If you are still experiencing pain or sensitivity even six (6) months after your procedure, you must take action.

HRSA Statistics for claims filed and compensated:

  • 36% of DTaP petitions have been compensated
  • 31% of DT petitions have been compensated
  • 31% of DTP petitions have been compensated
  • 28% of DTaP‑Hep B‑IPV petitions have been compensated
  • 57% of DTap‑HIB compensated
  • 52% of Td petitions have been compensated
  • 41% of Tdap petitions have been compensated
  • 37% of Tetanus petitions have been compensated

If you have been seriously injured by the diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis vaccines, or Haemophilus Influenza Type B vaccine, please contact us today for helping filing a vaccine injury claim.

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Check out some of our recoveries in shoulder/arm injury (SIRVA) cases:

  • $150,000 – Garcia v. Secretary of HHS
  • $115,000 – Thompson v. Secretary of HHS
  • $110,000 – Wagner v. Secretary of HHS
  • $110,000 – Risdall v. Secretary of HHS
  • $110,000 – Thompson v. Secretary of HHS
  • $105,000 – Thies v. Secretary of HHS
  • $95,000 – Cummins v. Secretary of HHS

Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates is experienced in vaccine‑related litigation. We help clients from all over the country who have been injured by vaccination. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program exists to compensate individuals and families who have suffered the rare and severe side effects associated with certain vaccines. We can help you determine whether or not you have a case.

Contact Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates today for a free consultation. We have an 80% success rate!

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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