Health officials have warned about the risk of intussusception, a rare but serious intestinal disorder, in children who are given vaccines for rotavirus.
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Rotavirus Vaccines and Intussusception
Intussusception is a rare disorder that occurs when part of the intestines slides in on itself, similar to a telescope collapsing together. The condition can lead to life-threatening complications, such as a bowel obstruction, perforation, peritonitis, and more.
In 1999, the RotaShield vaccine was pulled off the market after studies found that the first dose increased the risk of intussusception by 20- to 30-times. The CDC estimated that there would be 1 or 2 extra cases of intussusception for every 10,000 children who were immunized with RotaShield.
Unfortunately, some studies (but not all) have also found increased rates of intussusception associated with RotaTeq and Rotarix. The CDC estimates that 1 to 3 infants out of 100,000 exposed to these vaccines might develop intussusception within a week after the first dose.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing a class action lawsuit for people who developed intussusception after receiving a vaccine. Instead, we are helping individuals file claims with a federal program designed to compensate victims of vaccine injuries.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
In 1988, Congress created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This program was designed to help victims of vaccine injuries, while simultaneously protecting pharmaceutical companies from lawsuits.
The program is funded by a $0.75 excise tax on all vaccines. This money goes into a trust fund that has paid out nearly $3 billion to thousands of victims of vaccine injuries since 1989. Every claimant is eligible for up to $250,000 in compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability, and more.
Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Claim?
You do not need a lawyer to file a claim with the VICP. However, because it is a legal process, most people use an attorney. So long as certain requirements are met, the VICP will pay your lawyer’s fees and other legal costs, whether or not you are paid for a vaccine injury or death.
What is the Deadline to File a Claim?
In general, the filing deadlines are:
- For an injury, your claim must be filed within 3 years after the first symptom of the vaccine injury.
- For a death, your claim must be filed within 2 years of the death and 4 years after the start of the first symptom of the vaccine-related injury.
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