Were you injured by the mumps vaccine? You may have a mumps vaccine lawsuit and qualify for significant compensation. Although it is very rare, the mumps vaccine can cause severe injury, permanent disability, or death. Serious, life-threatening side effects include allergic reaction, high fever (above 105), seizure disorders, brain damage, and more.
Do I Have a Mumps Vaccine Lawsuit? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one has been injured after being immunized with the mumps vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Mumps Vaccine Lawsuit.
Mumps Vaccine Overview
The mumps vaccine is a routine childhood immunization against mumps, a highly contagious viral disease. It causes the salivary glands to become painfully swollen, as well as high fever, headache, sore throat, and face pain. Coughing and sneezing can easily spread the virus.
The mumps vaccine first became available in 1967, and it was soon followed by vaccines against measles and rubella. Today, almost all children are immunized against mumps with the MMR vaccine (combination of measles, mumps, and rubella). This vaccine contains weakened strains of the virus that are unable to infect a person, but the body is able to identify them and create antibodies.
Mumps Vaccine Side Effects
The mumps vaccine does not usually cause side effects. In fact, the chances of suffering a side effect are far lower than the chances of getting mumps without a vaccination. Once in a while, however, the mumps vaccine is known to cause serious side effects — life-threatening allergic reactions, permanent brain damage, lifelong seizure disorders, and more.
Serious side effects of the mumps vaccine (and combination vaccines) may include:
- High fever (above 105 degrees), which can cause febrile seizures
- Body rash
- Swollen glands in the neck, cheek
- Seizure (jerking or staring) — this side effect occurs in one per 3,000 children
- Temporary joint pain or stiffness
- Low blood platelet count, which can cause a permanent blood disorder (one in 30,000 children)
- Allergic reaction (which is life-threatening in one per 1,000,000 children)
- Lifelong seizure disorder
- Lowered consciousness
- Brain damage
- Thrombocytopenic purpura (blood disorder)
- Encephalopathy (encephalitis)
- Vaccine-Strain Measles Viral Infection (when the mumps vaccine is combined with a measles vaccine)
- And more
Mumps Vaccine Injury Claim
If you have a mumps vaccine injury claim, you could be entitled to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Congress established this fund in 1989 with a $0.75 tax on all vaccines. Since 1989, thousands of victims of vaccine injuries have been compensated, and the VICP has paid more than $2.4 billion.
If you have a mumps vaccine injury claim, your case will go before the federal Vaccine Court in Washington D.C. There, experts will review the evidence in your case and decide whether there is a high probability that your injury was caused by the mumps vaccine. Many people hire a qualified vaccine injury attorney to help them make the best case possible.
If the court determines that your injury was caused by the vaccine, then they decide how much money to award in compensation. Each case is eligible for up to $250,000 for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
Do I qualify for a mumps vaccine lawsuit?
Every applicant must meet the following criteria before you can file a mumps vaccine lawsuit:
- Only serious injuries: The injury must have lasted for six months or more, or caused disability, or caused death, or needed hospitalization or surgery.
- You must file within the time limit: You have 2 years to file a claim for death, 3 years for an injury, and 4 years for an injury that caused death.
- Only victims or their family can apply: The vaccine must have harmed you, your child, or your family member who is disabled or killed. Legal guardians of children or disabled adults may also apply.
Do I have a Mumps Vaccine Lawsuit?
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