Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Injuries
Influenza—or "the flu" for short—is an all-too-common
infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. It is transmitted through
the air by coughs or sneezes and can result in fever, chills, runny nose,
sore throat, coughing, and muscle pain in its ever-expanding wake. Nausea
and vomiting are frequent symptoms in children.
What kind of risks are associated with the influenza vaccine?
Most people have no side effects from the flu shot or flu vaccine, while
some may experience soreness at the injection site, fever, vomiting, headache,
sore throat, rash, wheezing, and runny nose. However, the flu vaccine
has been reported to cause life-threatening conditions such as:
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
- Transverse Myelitis (TM)
- Neuromyelitis optica (NMO)
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
- Optic neuritis
- Brachial neuritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Cerebellar ataxia
This is not an exhaustive list of severe side effects that have been linked
to the flu vaccine. Severe reactions to the flu vaccine must be taken
seriously. If left untreated, it could lead to permanent injuries, especially to the
shoulder, and in extreme cases, death.
Whether the flu vaccine is administered by injection (the flu shot) or
by nasal spray—and whether it includes live or inactive cultures—there
remains a very small risk of severe injury.
Because the flu virus regularly mutates, flu shots have to be regularly
modified to keep up with the changing virus. This makes long-term analysis
and review more difficult, which is why vaccines are constantly monitored
At Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates, we play an important role in the evaluative
process by bringing to light people who have been injured as a result
Compensation for flu vaccine related injuries
The claims are adjudicated in a "no fault" system. They are not
filed against a vaccine manufacturer, hospital, clinic or doctor. The
claim must be filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington
D.C. All claims must be filed within three (3) years of the adverse reaction.
The amount of compensation awarded depends on the extent of the flu vaccine
According to the HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration), nearly
47% of flu-vaccine related claims that were filed have been compensated.
How Our Vaccine Injury Attorneys Can Help
Our decades of legal experience have helped us emerge as a
national leader in
vaccine-related litigation. If you've suffered any severe symptoms in the aftermath of an influenza
contact us immediately for a free evaluation. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
pays reasonable attorneys' fees and costs separately from any compensation
award. Therefore, as a Petitioner, you do not need to worry about any
out of pocket expenses to prosecute your case. The client-focused approach
of our vacccine injury lawyers ensures that you'll get the attention