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Tetanus Vaccine Injuries

Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates Practices Vaccine Law

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.

Our attorneys can provide affordable legal advocacy to individuals who have suffered vaccine injuries. Let us go to court for you so that you can focus on recovering.

Why Do Tetanus Shots Hurt?

If you have received a tetanus shot and your arm is sore, you may be experiencing discomfort due to your body’s production of antibodies in response to the viruses in the vaccine. If the pain persists for more than a few days after your shot, you may need to consult with a medical professional.

Tetanus Shot 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.

CDC Tetanus Graphic

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

  • Shoulder Injury
  • Seizure
  • Non‑stop crying
  • High fever
  • Coma
  • Lower consciousness
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Brain damage (encephalopathy)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Optic Neuritis / Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • 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.

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.

Tetanus Prevention

It is possible to protect yourself from getting Tetanus. According to the CDC, the best ways to prevent tetanus are through vaccination and taking good care of a wound:

  • Vaccination: Make sure that you and your family are up to date with your tetanus vaccines. This is the best way to prevent tetanus in the future.
  • Good Wound Care: Ensure that even small wounds such as blisters, scrapes, or breaks in the skin are taken care of immediately. Always wash your hands with soap and consult your doctor right away if you have concerns.

Learn More About our Vaccine Attorney

Attorney Jeff S. PopJeffrey S. Pop completed his law degree at California Western SOL. He was admitted to practice in 1972. His latest jury verdict was against Zaldivar v. City of Pico Rivera (January 2014) LASC- Noewalk, $3,375,000.00 . Jeffrey S. Pop has been chosen by SuperLawyers every consecutive year since 2006. He practices vaccine law, premises liability law, labor and employment law, and many more.

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DISCLAIMER: Any information submitted is confidential. 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. Your inquiry will be responded to by our team within 24 business hours.

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