Flu Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Although flu shots have been created to save people from life-threatening injuries, some experience life-threatening injuries as a side effect from taking the vaccine. If you or a loved one have been injured from taking a flu vaccine, contact our flu vaccine injury compensation attorneys to get help determining the different types of compensation you could receive for the damages you have sustained. We represent and protect people that have suffered injuries from all different vaccines. We represent clients in both the states of California and Nevada.

How Does a Flu Vaccine Work?

The traditional, non-mRNA flu vaccine injects a dead version of the virus into the body to trigger an immune response which helps the body develop a stronger resistance against that virus. Typically, a new revision of the flu vaccine is released annually since the strain changes every year.

Side Effects and Disorders Associated With Flu Vaccinations

In recent years, flu vaccines have become commonplace, especially as flu season approaches. Many people don’t realize that these shots can result in serious medical complications, disability, or even death.

What are some of the symptoms and conditions related to adverse flu shot reactions? They include:

Below are the most common symptoms and injuries associated with flu vaccines. We have had Decades of experience representing flu vaccine injury clients.

  • SIRVA: This symptom occurs when medical personnel administer the shot improperly into the shoulder. Not only is this consequence devastating to individuals, but it could also lead to permanent injury in the shoulder.
  • Nerve damage: this also occurs when the vaccine is incorrectly administered into the shoulder. Nerve damage is caused by a knot sensation that could be felt in the shoulder after being injected.
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: this is a very rare occurrence where the body starts attacking its own nervous system. As it attacks its own nervous system, it starts to permanently damage the nerves.
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome: this occurs when the nervous system starts to attack its own immune system and central nervous system. This type of syndrome eventually leads to paralysis.
  • Parsonage-Turner Syndrome: this results in a loss of motion in the arms and shoulders. This occurs when there is inflammation after the injection.
  • Neuromyelitis Optica: this occurs when the patient’s immune system attacks its own optic nerves and spinal cord after a flu shot.
  • Transverse Myelitis: this is a condition that refers to spinal cord inflammation that occurs after a flu shot.
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: this is an aggressive inflammatory response That occurs in the brain and spinal cord.
  • Severe allergic reactions. A small percentage of flu vaccine patients experience severe allergic reactions. Various vaccine components may trigger these reactions. If left untreated, reactions may lead to debilitation or even death.
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Death

It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive. There are several other side effects and injuries that could be suffered after getting the vaccine. If you have suffered any of the above injuries or any other injuries after receiving the flu shot, contact our attorneys today.

Allergic Reactions from the Flu Shot

Others also experience life threatening reactions because of an allergic reaction caused by the flu shot. Some examples of allergic reactions include:

  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid heart rate

No Fault System

Claims for vaccine injury compensation are adjudicated into a no-fault system, which essentially means that the plaintiff does not file this claim against the flu shot manufacturer. Plaintiff files this claim with the United States government. The United States government then looks into the flu shot injury claim and investigates as to how or why the injury was caused. The United States government may or may not compensate you for your injuries. Around 47% of flu vaccine related claims that were filed were compensated.

How Common Are Flu Shot-Related Injuries & Disorders?

The United States has the most effective vaccine supply compared to other countries. However, every now and then it is likely to cause some serious side effects. According to the National Vaccine Injury Program, total claims surpassed billions of dollars in 2019. The year 2019 had the third-highest total number of compensated claims in history. The Vaccine Court dismissed less claims in the year 2019. Out of all the claims that have gone to the National Vaccine Injury Program, the most common injuries are flu shot injuries.

Reporting a Flu Vaccination

Individuals who experience adverse reactions and symptoms after taking a flu vaccine should report their case to the FDA. The FDA keeps a database of information related to immunization issues known as the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The FDA established this system to detect problems with specific vaccines. For this reason, you should always report all symptoms that follow a flu shot, even if no direct correlation has been established.

To report such symptoms, you may head to the VAERS website, where you can submit a claim to their online reporting system. You may also fill out a PDF form and send it directly to VAERS.

Remember to always report your situation as accurately as possible. After all, you may face legal consequences if you submit an inaccurate report. Remember, too, that a VAERS report cannot be used to deny you legal compensation due to vaccination complications. If you need assistance, contact our flu vaccine injury attorneys immediately For assistance with filing a claim.

Where Can I File a Vaccine Injury Claim?

Vaccine injury claims are filed at the United States Court of federal claims located in Washington D.C. If you cannot make it to Washington D.C.., a lot of the claims process is handled remotely.

What Kind of Compensation Could I Receive for a Vaccine Injury Claim?

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost past wages
  • Lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering

When Should I file a Flu Vaccine Injury Claim?

It is important that you speak to our vaccine injury attorneys immediately after experiencing any indications of an injury after getting a vaccine. There is usually a time limit placed on vaccine injury compensation claims. For example, under the United States Court of federal claims, the statute of limitations is 3 years after the first signs or symptoms of your injury. If you file your claim after that 3-year time period, your claim will be dismissed.

When to Call a Flu Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Have you or a loved one experienced any of the symptoms or conditions listed above following a flu shot? You should contact an experienced vaccine injury lawyer right away. It is important that you choose a lawyer that has experience in dealing with vaccine injury claims. Our attorneys have decades of experience winning large judgments and settlement amounts for our vaccine claim clients. We represent clients from all across the states of California and Nevada.

The sooner you can properly document these symptoms and issues, the stronger your legal case will be. A vaccine injury attorney can also assist you with filing petitions with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. At Heidari Law Group, our experienced team of flu vaccine injury lawyers have handled many of these cases throughout California and Nevada. Our aggressive attorneys will work to make sure your claims are well-represented. We have offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Irvine which are readily available to represent you.

 If you have been diagnosed with a vaccine related injury, contact our attorneys immediately to see if you have a case where you can get compensated for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.