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United States Lawyers for Polio Shot Injury Compensation

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IPV Vaccine Injury Claim Attorneys Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois, and across the U.S.

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, attorneys Ed Kraus, Amy Kraus and Brynna Gang 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 in the U.S.

Although the modern polio vaccine is considered safer than ever before, it still carries the risk of severe side effects and injuries. Anaphylaxis, SIRVA, and most rarely, death are all possible results of IPV vaccination, and all types of vaccines. These severe reactions are rare, but their rarity makes them no less painful and debilitating to the people who do suffer them.

Early Polio Vaccine Injuries

Vaccine compensation history begins with the earliest polio vaccines. In 1955 hundreds of people were injured, and about 10 died, after receiving an inactivated polio vaccine where the live virus was not adequately attenuated, resulting in an unintended live polio vaccine.

From this incident, known as the Cutter Incident, vaccine injury lawsuits skyrocketed. Eventually, in 1986, Congress passed legislation creating the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program 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 attorneys 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 Vaccine Injury Law Project 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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