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The polio vaccine rarely causes injuries, but when it does, the effects can be devastating. If you or a family member has been seriously injured by the polio vaccine or any other type of vaccine, attorney Ed Kraus can help you pursue compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Oral and Inactivated Polio Vaccines

Prior to 2000, the oral polio vaccine (OPV) and the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) were both options. In 2000, OPV was taken off the US market because it was causing cases of polio. Now, only IPV is available and recommended.

Although the modern polio vaccine is considered safer than it has ever been before, it still carries the risk of severe side effects and injuries. Anaphylaxis, certain health problems and death are all a possible result of polio vaccines and all types of vaccines. These severe reactions are rare, but their unlikeliness makes them no less painful and debilitating to the the people who do suffer them.

Early Polio Vaccine Injuries

Vaccine compensation history begins with the earliest polio vaccines. A 1955 incident showed vaccines can in fact cause injury and death even when the drug company is not at fault and makes the vaccine in accordance with government standards. That year, hundreds of people were injured, and about 10 died, because of certain polio vaccines. Some of the vaccines contained polio virus that was not dead, even though the makers of the vaccine had done nothing wrong in the manufacturing process.

From this incident, vaccine injury lawsuits skyrocketed. Eventually, in 1988, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created to provide compensation for people injured by vaccines and to prevent lawsuits against vaccine makers.

Although polio vaccines have changed since 1955, debilitating injuries, and possibly death, can still occur after any vaccination. Compensation continues to be available through the national program, and our polio vaccine injury attorney can fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one received a polio vaccine and suffered a serious injury as a result, please contact the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent to learn more about vaccine injury compensation. Call us at 312-906-5072, or contact us online. We assist clients in Chicago, Illinois, and throughout the U.S.

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