Tetanus Vaccine Injuries
National Vaccine Litigation Attorney On Your Side
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.
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:
- Non‑stop crying
- High fever
- Lower consciousness
- Permanent brain damage
- Brain damage (encephalopathy)
- Diabetes Type I
- Aplastic Anemia
- Optic Neuritis
- Shoulder Injury
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.
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 over a 90% success rate!
*Success rate does not include the infrequent filing to protect statute
of limitation time limit where cases are not completely investigated.