The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC recently secured a six-figure settlement under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program on behalf of a client who suffered a shoulder injury following receipt of a routine flu vaccine.
Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC Obtains $133,106.00 for Client Who Suffered Injury Following Receipt of the Annual Flu Vaccine
On October 17, 2014, a homemaker, mother and wife, received her annual flu shot at the office of her primary care physician. Prior to administration of the flu shot, this individual had no history of prior shoulder pain or injury.
Within hours, she began experiencing sharp, aching, and stabbing shoulder pain, which became progressively worse. By the next day, the pain was so severe she experienced trouble dressing, caring for her minor child, and completing household tasks. The pain was accompanied by a loss of strength and reduced mobility.
The woman returned to her doctor’s office the following day for treatment of her shoulder pain following vaccination. Her doctor prescribed medication, and physical therapy. The individual in this case was subsequently diagnosed with shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (also known as “SIRVA”). SIRVA is a common type of vaccine injury that results from an error during vaccine administration where the needle damages the shoulder, bursae, rotator cuff or tendons, by being injected too high or too deep into the arm. Shoulder injuries following vaccination can occur with all types of vaccinations and are commonly linked to routine vaccines, such as the annual flu shot.
In desperate need of financial help and recovery from her shoulder pain, this wife and mother contacted the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC seeking legal help for how to obtain compensation for her shoulder injury caused by vaccination. Upon completing an evaluation of her case, a petition for compensation was filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program on her behalf, and a settlement of $133,106.00 was ultimately awarded as compensation for her pain and suffering.
The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is a national law firm that specializes in representing individuals and families of individuals who have suffered vaccine-related deaths or injuries. By representing our clients in cases arising under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, our office has secured six-figure awards on behalf of our clients. These awards are frequently the result of settlements that are negotiated, often obviating the need for trial altogether.
How to Seek Compensation for Your Vaccine Injury
If you have experienced symptoms such as; stinging, aching, sharp, or stabbing shoulder pain after receiving a vaccination, you may be entitled to a financial award from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Unlike other types of injury cases, vaccine lawsuits arising under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program do not require proof of fault to recover compensation. If you have received a vaccine that resulted in immediate shoulder pain, and have sought treatment from your physician, you may be entitled to a monetary award.
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays the costs of legal fees. This means that legal representation by the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC will come at to no financial cost to you. Learn more about how we can help you seek compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
More About Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)
Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration can have serious and sometimes life-altering consequences. Symptoms of shoulder injury or pain following vaccination can range from isolated pain and temporary loss of mobility and range of motion, to radiating pain and immobility that can last for months or even years. As in the present case, surgery may be necessary for a full recovery. Some of the most common manifestations of vaccine related shoulder injury are:
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder bursitis
Many instances of shoulder injury related to vaccine administration are linked to the annual flu shot. If you or a loved one has experienced a vaccine-related shoulder injury after receiving the annual flu vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from the government.
Contact the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC to Discuss Your Vaccine Injury Today
If you would like to learn more about how to receive compensation for your vaccine shoulder pain, contact vaccine injury lawyer Leah Durant, by calling (202) 800-1711 or contact us online to request a free consultation today.