If you are a healthy person, you are encouraged to get a seasonal flu shot, but certain healthy individuals have suffered severe, debilitating vaccine injuries caused by the flu shot.
If you have been injured by the flu shot, attorney Ed Kraus and his team at the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent can file a claim to pursue compensation for your injury.
Possible Flu Shot Injuries
Both the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine and the more traditional flu shot have been associated with causing the following:
- Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)
- Severe allergic reaction
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Brachial neuritis
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
GBS is an autoimmune disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks itself. Similar to GBS, CIDP is a neurological disorder, and it results from damage to certain nerve fibers.
The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves. When these nerves become inflamed, the resulting condition is called brachial neuritis. The condition can cause severe arm and shoulder pain, and eventually it can lead to numbness and muscle weakness in those areas.
Flu Shot Injury Compensation
If you or a family member has been injured by the flu shot, compensation may be available through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This no-fault system was created to provide compensation for any person who is injured by a vaccine. Under VICP, you will be provided with compensation if you suffer one of their recognized side effects within their specified amount of time after being vaccinated.
Most people who are injured by vaccines do not fall within the VICP’s table of recognized injuries and illnesses. If you are one of these people, you have to prove your injury was caused by the flu shot.
Professor Kraus is a lawyer experienced in vaccine injury claims. If your injury is not on the VICP table of accepted injuries, he can fight on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve by proving the vaccine you received caused your injury, illness or severe reaction.
If you believe you have an injury from the flu shot, please contact the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent to learn more about recovering compensation for your injury.