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One of the most common side-effects of receiving a shot or vaccine is shoulder pain. However, if the pain lasts too long after the injection, you could be suffering from a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration.

Sometimes when vaccines are improperly administered, it leads to an unnecessary and preventable injury. Our shoulder impingement syndrome lawyers at Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates are here to help you file a claim if you or your child have suffered shoulder impingement syndrome as a result of a vaccination. There is no cost to the client for our services.

What Is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons in your shoulder (rotator cuff muscles) become inflamed. This injury has many different causes, but often results from improper vaccination. It can also be worsened as a result of overhead movements, such as stretching or lying on your shoulder. If your shoulder pain started soon after a vaccination, we can assist you. It is important to report this pain to your healthcare provider promptly.

Identifying Symptoms of Vaccine-Related Shoulder Impingement

Most people experience mild shoulder pain after a vaccine injection, a symptom that disappears within days with no long-term problems. However, some people experience severe shoulder pain because of a rare problem called Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA).

Signs and symptoms of SIRVA include:

  • A minimized range of motion on the affected shoulder
  • Shoulder tingling and weakness
  • Pain in the shoulder within 48 hours of the vaccination
  • Pain that doesn’t improve over time

Some people may also experience irritation as an inflammatory response after sustaining the injury. People who develop SIRVA can experience these symptoms for months or years. If you experience the above symptoms, you should consult a health provider on the way forward.

Treatment Options for Shoulder Impingement Post-Vaccination

Before initiating any treatment plan, a health provider may use an imaging test to determine the extent and classification of damage.

The common tests include:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI): An MRI scan provides comprehensive details about your SIRVA and the type of damage causing the symptoms.
  • Ultrasound Scan: An ultrasound scan produces an image of your soft tissues. A healthcare provider can use an ultrasound scan if an MRI scan is unsuitable.

Diagnosis of SIRVA often reveals the following causes of the damage:

  • An inflammatory condition called frozen shoulder
  • Torn connective tissues of the shoulder area
  • Shoulder bursitis or inflamed shoulder


Healthcare providers and researchers have more to learn about the treatment of SIRVA. In most cases, treatment of SIRVA depends on a person’s symptoms and the severity of the injury.

The common treatment for joint symptoms related to nerve pain or infection includes:

  • Rest
  • Physical therapy
  • Change of activities that strain your arm or shoulder
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

A doctor may recommend the above treatment option in addition to nerve-pain-mitigating medications. If the medication does not work, a healthcare provider may recommend oral or injectable corticosteroids to control moderate inflammation complaints.

The doctor may also recommend surgery to repair the damage in a severe case.

Legal Rights and Compensation for Shoulder Impingement Injuries

If a healthcare provider harms you by inflicting a vaccine-related shoulder impingement injury, you have a legal right to sue for compensation. SIRVA is a medical negligence case where healthcare providers fail to fulfill their professional obligations.

Medical providers are expected to provide care at the same level as what a similarly trained professional would offer in similar circumstances. If a healthcare provider deviates from acceptable health standards, they may be found guilty of medical negligence.

You can file a lawsuit to recover the following damages:

  • Lost income
  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional Distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Reduced quality of life

Understanding the Link Between Vaccines and Shoulder Impingement

The shoulder impingement injury occurs when a healthcare provider administers the vaccine too high in your upper arm. Unfortunately, it can result in accidental damage to the structure or tissues in the shoulder.

The middle and thickest part of the deltoid is the right place to administer the vaccine. The healthcare providers are trained to avoid SIRVA by looking or feeling specific spots in the arm that guide them to the deltoid muscle.

Seek Compensation for SIRVA

After suffering a vaccination-related injury, you may feel that you have no hope for recourse. Although treatment is available for shoulder impingement syndrome, this type of injury can often cause a number of inconveniences. In addition to the physical pain and discomfort, you may find it difficult to return to work or complete the duties of your job. This is why you should work with an experienced national lawyer from our team who can help you recover damages with a claim. You have a legal right to recover damages for loss of earnings, out of pocket expenses, as well as pain and suffering.

Our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience. To speak with a vaccination injury attorney from our team, call us now at for a free consultation.

Does Impingement Syndrome Ever Go Away?

Typically, shoulder impingement syndrome will heal over time, most often over a period of several weeks. Depending on the severity of your injury, however, your injury may take several months to fully recover.

Seek Legal Counsel Immediately

After you have suffered a rotator cuff tear, bursitis, or any shoulder pain starting within 48 hours of a vaccination, you should contact us. The expense of your medical bills, doctor visits, and physical therapy or rehabilitation should not fall on you.

Please consider speaking to one of our shoulder impingement syndrome lawyers to discuss whether or not you have grounds for a claim. We can assist you in filing a claim with the United States Court of Federal Claims. You only have a certain period of time, so act promptly. There are no attorney fees or costs charged by our law firm in any Vaccine Injury Compensation case.

You may be compensated for the pain and suffering and out of pocket expenses, as well as other economic loss if a vaccination caused a shoulder injury resulting in

  • (1) Bursitis
  • (2) Rotator Cuff Tears
  • (3) Impingement Syndrome
  • (4) Tendonitis
  • (5) Adhesive Capsulitis.

For you to gain compensation, a case must be filed against the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. You do not have to sue your doctor or health care professional. A claim cannot be brought against any healthcare provider, nurse, doctor, or technician providing the vaccine administration. Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) cases are only compensated through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986.

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