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What Is Brachial Neuritis?

Brachial neuritis (also known as Parsonage-Turner Syndrome) is a rare disease characterized by pain or loss of function in the nerves that carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body. The pain and/or loss of function occurs because of damage to the brachial plexus, which is the bundle of nerves that travels from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arms, and hands.

The disease usually starts with sudden, severe, and sharp pain or burning in the shoulder and upper arm with no apparent cause.  After a few weeks, the constant pain goes away and is replaced by muscle weakness or atrophy in the upper arm. Thankfully, most people diagnosed with brachial neuritis make a full recovery.

Symptoms of Brachial Neuritis

Brachial neuritis is a form of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a disease that is typically characterized by pain or loss of function in the nerves that carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to other parts of the body.

As with some other vaccine injuries, with brachial neuritis, the pain, loss of function and other damage occurs in the brachial plexus which is a bundle of nerves that travels from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arms, and hands.

Brachial neuritis is also commonly referred to as brachial neuropathy, brachial plexus injury, and Parsonage-Turner syndrome. The condition typically begins with sudden, unexplained, and severe pain and/or burning in the upper arm.

Symptoms of brachial neuritis that may follow a vaccine injury include:

  • Pain usually affecting just one side of the body
  • Severe pain in the upper arm or shoulder
  • After a few hours or days, the pain transitions to weakness, limpness, or paralysis in the muscles of the affected arm or shoulder
  • Lack of sensation or feeling in the shoulder or arm
  • Lack of muscle control in the shoulder or arm
  • Symptoms typically resolve slowly over the course of a few months or a few years.

If you received treatment for any of these symptoms or consulted with a physician, schedule a consultation with vaccine attorney Leah Durant to see if you have potential claim.

Is Brachial Neuritis Caused By Vaccines?

The cause of brachial neuritis is unknown, but its onset has been linked to vaccination. If you were diagnosed with brachial neuritis after receiving a vaccine, you may be eligible for compensation from the federal government’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a government-run program that compensates people who have been injured by certain vaccines.

Seeking Compensation for Brachial Neuritis after a Vaccine Injury

More often than not, evidence must be presented that shows a direct relationship between the injury and the vaccine. Though it is not legally mandated for claimants to have legal representation when filing a VICP claim, it is advisable in most cases, as the VICP can deny compensation depending on the specific facts of each vaccine injury claim.  Vaccine attorney Leah Durant is based in Washington, DC, also home to the VICP and US Court of Federal Claims, more commonly known as the vaccine court. She has dedicated her legal career to helping people across the country who have been injured by vaccines obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.

VICP claims may be filed on behalf of infants, children and adolescents, or by adults whose brachial neuritis is linked to a vaccine. If you believe you or someone you know suffered from brachial neuritis as a result of being vaccinated, don't hesitate to seek compensation- there are time limits on recovery. In very limited circumstances, the Courts may extend these deadlines, but the sooner you file a claim, the better your chances of obtaining compensation for your vaccine injury claim. The payment amount is ultimately determined by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, or vaccine court.

Hiring an Experienced Vaccine Attorney for Your Brachial Neuritis Claim

If your claim meets certain requirements, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program will pay your attorney's fees and other legal costs related to your claim, whether or not you are paid for a vaccine injury. However, the VICP will not pay the fees of petitioners representing themselves, but may pay other legal costs, whether or not the claim is actually paid as long as certain minimal requirements are met. In light of these facts, having a skilled vaccine attorney on your side may also help you cut down on costs associated with your vaccine injury claim.

Due to the highly specific nature of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, it is helpful for injured persons to seek out representation from an attorney who is well-versed in brachial neuritis-related vaccine injury claims like Leah Durant of Washington, DC.

Contact the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant at 202.800.1711 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your vaccine injury claim.


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