Do you have a tetanus vaccine injury claim? Rare but serious tetanus vaccine side effects include severe injury, physical disability, intellectual disability, or death. If you qualify for a tetanus vaccine injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to up to $250,000 in compensation.
Do I Have a Tetanus 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 by the tetanus vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Tetanus Vaccine Lawsuit.
Tetanus Vaccine Overview
Experts recommend that most children receive a tetanus vaccination before they are six years old. This immunizes a child from tetanus, a severe disease that is caused by a harmful bacteria that lives in the soil. People usually become infected when contaminated soil enters a wound.
Inside the body, the tetanus bacteria secrete a powerful neurotoxin which interrupts signals between the spinal cord and brain. This causes severe muscle spasms, which can break bones or tear muscles. Muscles may also “lock up” — hence the nickname for tetanus, “lockjaw.” Tightened muscles in the throat can interfere with breathing and swallowing. Approximately 25% of people who get tetanus die from it, and the risk is even higher for newborns.
There are many different tetanus vaccines. In the past, most children got the DTP vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis). In the U.S., the DTP has been replaced by a slightly less risky vaccine called DTaP, which protects against the same diseases as the DTP vaccine. Some children only get the DT vaccine (diphtheria and tetanus). Most adolescents and adults get a tetanus booster shot, either the Tdap or Td vaccine.
Tetanus Vaccine Side Effects
The risks of the tetanus vaccine are significantly lower than the risk of getting tetanus without a vaccination. However, in rare cases, the tetanus vaccine can cause some severe side effects. These may include, but are not limited to the following:
- SIRVA (Shoulder Injury)
- Allergic reaction, which may be life-threatening
- Anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock
- Seizures, which may become a lifelong seizure disorder
- Neurological disorders
- Brain damage
- Encephalopathy (brain disorder)
- Brachial neuritis (degenerative neurological and muscular disorder)
- Lowered consciousness
- Severe pain and/or swelling at the injection site
- And more
If you have any questions about whether your tetanus vaccine side effect qualifies you for a tetanus vaccine injury claim, contact The Clark Firm, LLP.
Tetanus Vaccine Injury Claims
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal program that awards compensation to people who have been injured by vaccines. It is a no-fault compensation program, which means that the court awards compensation if there is a high likelihood that the vaccine caused the injury. Since Congress established the fund in 1989, more than $2.4 billion has been paid to compensate the victims of vaccine injuries.
To be eligible for a vaccine injury lawsuit, you must meet the following criteria:
- You may file a vaccine injury claim if you, or your child, or if you are the legal guardian of a child or disabled adult who was injured by a vaccine
- The must file your claim within a certain amount of time — within 2 years of death, 3 years of injury, or 4 years of injury which caused death
- The injury must be severe. It must have required hospitalization or surgery, or lasted for at least six months, or caused a disability or death.
Texas Tetanus Vaccine Lawyer
If you have a tetanus vaccine injury claim, your case will go to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. There, experts will determine whether there is a high probability that your injury was caused by the vaccine. If they are convinced, your tetanus vaccine injury lawyer will advocate for the highest amount of compensation possible from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). It is important to hire an experienced attorney who can present the best case possible.
You may be entitled to up to $250,000 to compensate past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
Do I have a Tetanus Vaccine Lawsuit?
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