The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is a widely used and recommended vaccine, for children and some adults. While harmless for the majority of people, the MMR vaccine causes devastating injury to others. Although rare, these vaccine injuries can forever change the victim’s mental, physical and emotional health.
MMR Vaccine Injuries
Severe side effects resulting in injury are a possibility with any type of vaccine. Vaccines are never completely safe, and some people have bad reactions to certain types of vaccines, which is why vaccine compensation was created by the federal government.
Although it prevents measles, mumps and rubella, the the MMR vaccine can occasionally cause severe health problems, including:
- Brain damage
- Bleeding disorders
- Severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis
MMR Vaccine injuries can affect children, who most often receive the vaccine, as well as adults vaccinated with MMR. The severity of these injuries will possibly require extensive medical treatment and long-term care. Physical therapy may be necessary, and, if you are an adult injured by MMR, you may be unable to work because of the vaccine injury.
Consequences of MMR Vaccine Injuries
While it is true these injuries affect only a small number of vaccine recipients and although the government monitors vaccine safety, the effects are nonetheless devastating for the individuals who are injured. Many of these vaccine injuries can cause chronic pain and discomfort, and even disability.
Brain damage and encephalitis can cause permanent changes in memory, speech, hearing, vision and behavior. Encephalitis is swelling of the brain. Speech and physical therapy, as well as long-term care, may be necessary after such an injury.
In such cases, in which a vaccine injury leads to significant expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, you deserve compensation to help you recover and regain some measure of normalcy. Our law team will fight tirelessly to recover compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which provides payment to people seriously injured by vaccines.
If you or a loved one has suffered an MMR vaccine injury, please contact the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, in Chicago, Illinois, to learn more about vaccine injury compensation.