If the rotavirus vaccine caused your child to suffer a severe vaccine side effect, you may qualify for a rotavirus vaccine lawsuit. Although health experts recommend all children get this immunization to prevent life-threatening disease, once in a while, the vaccine itself can actually causes severe side effects. Rotavirus vaccines can cause severe bowel obstruction (intussusception), allergic reactions, autoimmune diseases, and more.
Do I Have a Rotavirus 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 getting a rotavirus vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Rotavirus Vaccine Lawsuit.
Rotavirus Vaccine Overview
The rotavirus causes a disease called acute gastroenteritis. People with this disease suffer from vomiting and diarrhea, which can cause life-threatening dehydration. The rotavirus is one of the leading causes of infant death worldwide, causing more than 500,000 infant deaths annually, mostly in low-income countries where the rotavirus vaccine is not widely used.
Hospitalizations and deaths due to the rotavirus are relatively uncommon in the United States, where vaccinations are routinely administered to babies. Currently, there are two rotavirus vaccines in use: Rotarix and RotaTeq. These vaccines are administered in several doses before the child is 6 months old.
RotaShield is a rotavirus vaccine that was recalled in 1999 after being associated with an increased risk of intussusception, a type of bowel obstruction that can cause severe intestinal damage. The newer vaccines are currently being evaluated regarding the risk of intussusception.
Rotavirus Vaccine Side Effects
Unfortunately, in rare cases, the rotavirus vaccine itself can cause severe side effects. The side effects can cause severe injury, physical disability, intellectual disability, or death.
If your child was injured by a rotavirus vaccine, you do not need to have a specific injury to qualify for a vaccine injury lawsuit. In fact, every case is evaluated individually by the court. Therefore, many different types of side effects could potentially qualify for a rotavirus vaccine lawsuit.
Side effects of the rotavirus vaccine may include the following:
- Intussusception (bowel blockage that can cause intestinal damage)
- Kawasaki syndrome (a rare but serious autoimmune disease that causes high fever, inflammation of blood vessels, swollen hands and feet, skin peeling, and other serious side effects)
- Allergic reaction (may be life-threatening)
- Swelling (particularly in the hands and feet)
- Stomach pain
- High fever
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Blood in the stools
- And more
Rotavirus Vaccine Lawyer
If your child has suffered a serious rotavirus vaccine side effect, contact a rotavirus vaccine lawyer immediately for more information about your legal rights. You may be entitled to significant compensation, but you have a limited amount of time to file a rotavirus vaccine lawsuit.
Most people decide to hire a qualified vaccine injury lawyer to handle their claim. This is because the claim must be filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington D.C. Furthermore, the legal process can take 2-3 years to fully adjudicate. An experienced injury attorney can also ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are due, as quickly as possible.
You may receive significant financial compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, legal fees, and more.
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a special fund that the federal government established in 1989 to help the victims of vaccine injuries. Since the fund was established, the court has awarded more than $2.4 billion. Each case is eligible for up to $250,000. The program is funded by a $0.75 excise tax on all vaccines.
The VICP is a no-fault claims court, which means that you do not need to prove that someone is at fault for the injury. You only need to prove that there is a high probability that the vaccine caused the injury.
You are probably wondering whether your child’s injury qualifies for compensation under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Certain requirements must be met, including:
- You must be the parent or legal guardian of a child who was injured by a rotavirus vaccine side effect
- Only serious injuries are accepted. To qualify, the injury must have either caused hospitalization, or needed surgery, or lasted for 6 months, or caused disability or death.
- You must file your claim within a certain amount of time. You have 2 years to file a claim for death, 3 years for an injury claim, and 4 years for an injury that eventually caused death.
For more information, contact The Clark Firm, LLP.
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