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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

10 Important Facts about Shoulder Injuries Related to Vaccine Administration


Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) are among the most common vaccine-related injuries. Each year, we represent dozens of individuals who have been diagnosed with SIRVA after receiving flu shots, tetanus shots and other immunizations.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with SIRVA, or if you have concerns about the risk of SIRVA following a vaccination, it is important that you make informed decisions. Here are 10 important facts about


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Monday, July 25, 2022

When Pain After a Flu Shot Doesn’t Go Away


For most people, mild pain is a short-term consequence of getting a flu shot. But, in some cases, pain after a flu shot doesn’t go away. While injuries and illnesses caused by flu shots are relatively rare, they do happen, and in some cases, they affect flu shot recipients for the rest of their lives.

We regularly represent individuals who have been diagnosed with flu shot-related injuries and illnesses. This includes illnesses and injuries caused by the flu shot itself (i.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

How Do the CDC and FDA Seek to Ensure Vaccine Safety?


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States


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Monday, June 20, 2022

10 Important Facts about Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the Flu Shot


Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disorder that has been linked to the annual flu shot. While GBS diagnoses resulting from flu immunizations are rare, the link is now well-established in medicine and in the law. With this in mind, here are 10 important facts about GBS and the flu vaccine:

Fact #1: The Annual Flu Shot is a Recognized Trigger for Guillain-Barre Syndrome

While the precise cause of Guillain-Barre Syndrome remains unknown, the flu shot is a recognized trigger for GBS.


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Monday, June 6, 2022

How Common are Vaccine-Related Injuries and Illnesses?


How common are vaccine-related injuries and illnesses? While there are several ways to answer this question, perhaps the most straightforward answer is that these injuries and illnesses are extremely rare in comparison to the number of vaccines administered in the United States each year. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant discusses some key statistics and highlights the most-common vaccine-related injuries and illnesses based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).


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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

10 Questions to Determine if You Have a Vaccine Injury Claim


While vaccine injuries are relatively rare, they do happen. Each year, the federal government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) receives approximately 5,000 reports of serious vaccine injuries, and hundreds of individuals and families receive compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

The VICP is an important federal program that provides a source of financial recovery to individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine injuries.


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Which Vaccines are Covered Under the VICP?


The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) serves as a source of financial recovery for individuals and families impacted by vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. But, not all vaccines are covered under the program. In this article, vaccine injury attorney Leah V. Durant explains which immunizations are “covered vaccines” under the VICP.

“Covered Vaccines” Listed on the VICP’s Vaccine Injury Table

“Covered vaccines” under the VICP are listed on the program’s Vaccine Injury Table.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

10 Common Flu Shot Injuries and Illnesses


The flu shot is the most widely administered vaccine in the United States. Approximately half of the U.S. population gets immunized against the flu each year. While the vast majority of flu shot recipients experience no ill effects or only mild side effects, a small percentage of recipients are diagnosed with immunization-related injuries and illnesses.


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Monday, February 28, 2022

Is the Flu Vaccine to Blame for Your GBS Diagnosis?


There has recently been some discussion in the news about the link between the flu vaccine and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). While the precise cause of GBS is still unknown, there is a well-established link between the flu vaccine and this rare autoimmune disorder. This article provides a brief overview of this link as well as some important information about GBS and flu vaccine claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

The Link Between GBS and the Flu Vaccine—As Recognized Under the VICP

Vaccine-related injuries and illnesses that are eligible for compensation under the VICP are listed on the


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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

What Does a Vaccine Lawyer Do?


If you have concerns about a vaccine-related injury or illness, friends or family members may have recommended that you speak with a vaccine lawyer. If this is the case, you might be wondering, “What does a vaccine lawyer do?”

Vaccine Lawyers Help Individuals and Families Coping with the Effects of Vaccine-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Broadly speaking, vaccine lawyers help individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. While the primary way vaccine lawyers help is by pursuing claims for financial compensation (more on this below), they can help in other ways as well.

For example, a vaccine lawyer can provide resources for understanding your situation, explain the costs associated with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, and help you make informed decisions about asserting your (or your family’s) legal rights. An experienced vaccine lawyer will have represented hundreds of individuals and families facing circumstances similar to yours and will be able to use the insights gained from this experience to help guide you forward.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2021 Year-End Vaccine Injury Claim Statistics


The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) published year-end statistics for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) on January 1, 2022. Since the VICP operates on a fiscal year, the 2021 year-end data include claims from the first quarter of FY 2022. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant highlights some notable 2021 year-end figures from the program.


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