The Hepatitis A vaccine is one of the safest vaccines, and the risk of side effects is very small. Occasionally, however, people suffer severe injury, permanent disability, or death. If you or your loved one was injured by Hepatitis A vaccine side effects, you may be entitled to as much as $250,000. A qualified vaccine injury lawyer can help you file a vaccine lawsuit with the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which has paid more than $2.4 billion to the victims of vaccine injuries.
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Hepatitis A Vaccine Overview
Most children are routinely immunized with the Hepatitis A vaccine to protect against Hepatitis A, a serious viral infection that causes liver inflammation and “flu-like” symptoms. These symptoms may include jaundice, vomiting, nausea, fever, and low-grade fever. Although Hepatitis A is rarely deadly, the illness can last for several weeks and may require hospitalization. Infection usually occurs when people consume foods that were washed in water contaminated with feces.
The two versions of the Hepatitis A vaccine are called Havrix and VAQTA. There is also a vaccine called Twinrix which combines the Hepatitis A and B vaccines into one immunization. All of these vaccines contain harmless pieces of the hepatitis virus, which do not cause illness, but teach the body to identify and destroy the hepatitis virus in the future.
Most children are immunized against hepatitis before they start school. Experts recommend the first dose when children are between 12-23 months of age, and the second dose 6 months later.
Hepatitis A Vaccine Side Effects
The Hepatitis A vaccine is one of the safest vaccines, and side effects are very rare. You are much more likely to get Hepatitis A without the vaccine than suffer a vaccine side effect. However, like any medication, serious side effects do occur once in a while. Some side effects are often so rare that it is difficult to know whether they were caused by the vaccine. Other side effects, such as an acute allergic reaction within a few hours of the shot, are known side effects of this vaccine. Vaccines side effects can cause severe injury, disability, or death.
Hepatitis A vaccine side effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Soreness, redness, or pain at the injection site
- Loss of appetite
- Fatigue, weakness, tiredness
- Allergic reaction, which may be life-threatening
- Anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock
- And more
Hepatitis A Vaccine Injury Claims
The Hepatitis A vaccine is known to occasionally cause severe side effects. To help the victims of vaccine injuries, the federal government established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 1989. The VICP has awarded more than $2.4 billion to the victims of vaccine injuries.
Your Hepatitis A vaccine injury claim could be worth up to $250,000. You may want to consider hiring an experienced vaccine injury lawyer at The Clark Firm, LLP. Unlike other drug injury lawsuits, vaccine injury lawsuits go to a special Vaccine Court located in Washington D.C. The VICP is a no-fault compensation program, which means that you do not need to prove that anyone is responsible for your injury — you only need to convince a panel of experts that there is a high probability that your injury was caused by the vaccine. A vaccine injury lawyer can help you make the best case possible, for the highest amount of compensation you deserve.
You may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, decreased quality of life, pain and suffering, and more.
Eligibility for a Hepatitis A Vaccine Lawsuit
Are you eligible for a Hepatitis A vaccine lawsuit?
- The injury must be serious. The Hepatitis A vaccine must have caused disability, or death, or lasted for at least six months, or required surgery or a stay in the hospital.,
- You or your family must have been injured by the Hepatitis A vaccine. The vaccine must have harmed you, your child, or your family member who is now deceased or disabled. Legal guardians of injured people may also be eligible.
- You must file your claim soon after the injury occurred. The time limit is two years for a claim for death, three years for an injury, and four years for an injury that eventually caused death.
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