Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine Injury
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Varicella (more frequently known as chickenpox) is one of the most common
and contagious childhood diseases. It can be indirectly transmitted through
the air or directly transmitted through contact with fluid from an infected
blister. Though chickenpox causes significant discomfort—primarily
through the eruption of itchy blisters—it rarely causes significant
problems to healthy children. Nevertheless, about 5 in every 1,000 cases
of varicella will cause hospitalization.
In extremely rare cases, chickenpox can be fatal.
Because varicella is so contagious, vaccination against chickenpox is required
of all children as a prerequisite to entering school. Though chickenpox
generally occurs only once, the varicella virus remains in the body into
adulthood and possibly trigger the development of other illnesses who
have had a history of chickenpox. This disease can be especially severe
in adults and in anyone with a compromised immune system.
Contact Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates if you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury from a vaccine.
The Dangers of Vaccination
Being vaccinated is much safer than becoming infected. Most people who
receive the vaccination experience no problems, but there are possible
side effects. Mild side effects include fever, mild rash, and soreness,
redness, or swelling at injection site. Serious side effects to the chickenpox
vaccine are very rare. They are more likely to occur after the first dose
than the second.
Possible severe reactions include:
- Seizure (jerking and staring spell)
- Severe brain reactions
- Low blood count
- Anaphylactic reaction
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Herpes zoster
Pain at an injection site? You may have a shoulder injury.
It is normal to experience swelling or pain at the site of an injection.
Other effects of an injection include sharp shoulder pain, rotator cuff
injury, lumps, nodules, and tenderness at the site of the injection. However,
it is not normal to experience these symptoms more than six (6) months
after the injection was administered. If you still experiencing these
symptoms, you may be entitled to compensation for your shoulder injury.
Our firm can launch an investigation into your vaccine case and help you
file a claim that best suits your needs.
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Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates,
we provide coast-to-coast counsel and representation for families who have
been victimized by a vaccine-related injury or complication. If you or your child has
experienced any of the symptoms above after being immunized for chickenpox,
please contact us immediately for a
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program exists for people just
like you, and we can help you make the best of a very bad situation. There
is nothing simple or straightforward about vaccine-related litigation,
which is why you need an advocate who understands the system and knows
whether or not you have a case!
HRSA Statistics for claims filed and compensated:
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) statistics
report, nearly 53% of the claims filed for chickenpox vaccine related
injuries have been compensated.
If you have been injured by the chickenpox vaccine, please contact our
vaccine injury attorney today for a free consultation.