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U.S. MMR Immunization Injury Claim Lawyers

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Chicago Based Vaccinations Attorney for Measles and Rubella Vaccine Injury Compensation

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 can cause devastating injury to others. Although rare, these vaccine injuries can forever change the victim's mental, physical and emotional health.

In one representative case, the attorneys at the Vaccine Injury Law Project represented a client who contracted atypical measles syndrome after receiving the MMR vaccine. Our client was ultimately awarded a lump sum payment of $100,000.

MMR Vaccine Injuries

Severe adverse events are a possibility with any type of vaccine. While rare, some individuals do have bad reactions to some types of vaccines, which is why vaccine compensation was created by the federal government.

Although it prevents measles, mumps and rubella, the MMR vaccine can rarely result in a severe adverse reaction, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Encephalitis
  • Arthritis
  • Coma
  • Deafness
  • Seizure
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis
  • SIRVA
  • Chronic Urticaria

MMR vaccine injuries can affect children, who most often receive the vaccine, as well as adults vaccinated. Although the severity of these injuries will vary, some individuals will 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 your vaccine injury.

Consequences of MMR Vaccine Injuries

While it is true these injuries affect only a small number of vaccine recipients, and the government does monitor 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. 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 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 Vaccine Injury Law Project to learn more about vaccine injury compensation. You can call us at 312-906-5072 for a free consultation. We assist clients both locally in Illinois, and throughout the U.S.

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