Some adults and children have adverse reactions to receiving a Hepatitis B vaccine. The most common reaction is an anaphylactic or allergic reaction after receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine but the Vaccine Court has also heard many cases involving neurodemyelinating disorders. If you or a loved one has suffered any adverse reaction to a Hepatitis B vaccine, contact the Law offices of Leah V. Durant PLLC today and discuss the merits of your case as you or your loved one may be eligible for compensation by filing a petition with in the Vaccine Court. As with the flu vaccine, discussed above, if the vaccine was given in the arm and was not properly administered, it may also cause injury to the shoulder or other injection site.
Key Facts about the Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hepatitis B is a very significant disease which is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The vaccine seeks to eradicate Hepatitis B virus in the body. If Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver it is known to cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and even death. Numerous studies have also been undertaken to evaluate a possible relationship between Hepatitis B vaccine and multiple sclerosis.
Babies normally get three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine. All unvaccinated adults at risk for Hepatitis B infection are often encouraged to be vaccinated, including those who are sexually active, intravenous drug users, people who travel in countries where Hepatitis B is prevalent, and people with chronic liver and kidney disease.
Recognized Side Effect s of the Hepatitis B Vaccine
Not everyone should receive the Hepatitis B vaccine. Those with serious yeast allergies should not receive the vaccine nor should anyone who is already ill. The latter should wait until they have recovered from their illness. Finally, those individuals who have had a serious allergic reaction to a previous Hepatitis B vaccine should not receive another dose. Some common reactions are soreness at the injection site, fever of 99.9 or higher, and severe allergic reactions resulting in swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, and weakness.
Hepatitis B vaccine and the Vaccine Court
If you know anyone you know, whether a child or an adult, has experienced an adverse reaction after receiving a Hepatitis B vaccine, you should call the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant immediately at 202.800.1711202.800.1711. Attorney Durant specializes in vaccine litigation. Free of charge, she will happily discuss your case with you and determine if you may be eligible for compensation.
Those who have been injured by a Hepatitis B vaccine, or any other vaccine, must file a claim with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC, also referred to as the “Vaccine Court.” Compensation is paid to individuals who demonstrate that their injury was due to a vaccine. The Court has specialized rules and procedures which are unique to vaccine litigation lawsuits. Most lawyers are not familiar with the specialized rules and procedures which govern vaccine proceedings at the Vaccine Court, and most lawyers are not even admitted to practice at the Court of Federal Claims.
Leah Durant has been admitted to practice at Court of Federal Claims since 2009. Her office is located literally steps away from the Vaccine Court. Her practice specializes in vaccine claims and she represents clients from all over the country. Because the Court of Federal Claims has national jurisdiction over all vaccine matters, Attorney Durant can represent you at the Court no matter in which of the 50 states or U.S. territories you reside. No law firm understands vaccine litigation at the Vaccine Court better than the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC. The law governing the Vaccine Court sets very strict time limits in filing your claim so please contact Vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.