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Varicella Vaccination Injury Attorneys Based in Chicago

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Lawyers for Chickenpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Serving Clients in Illinois and Nationwide

The varicella (chickenpox) vaccine was licensed in the US in 1995. Although generally considered safe, the vaccine has resulted in some individuals suffering vaccine related injuries and reactions, which may be reported by vaccine recipients and their doctors to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

In one representative case, Attorney Ed Kraus filed a vaccine injury claim on behalf of the estate of an immunocompromised person who contracted a Disseminated Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) infection and died after receiving the varicella vaccine. The estate was awarded a lump sum payment of $450,000.

Varicella Vaccine Adverse Events

Some of the rare, but severe, varicella vaccine injuries include:

Encephalitis: This reaction causes the brain to swell and can lead to brain damage in the most serious cases.

Low blood count: A reduction in red or white blood cells can make it difficult for your body to fight infection or can cause you to feel weak. Low blood count has been reported by some people shortly after being vaccinated with varicella.

Seizures: When a child has a seizure after a varicella vaccination, it may be brought on by an unusually high fever. According to the CDC, children who receive the MMRV vaccine – measles, mumps, rubella and varicella – suffer seizures more often than children who are vaccinated with MMR in one appointment and varicella in a separate appointment.

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a lung infection and has been reported by some varicella vaccine recipients.

In a small number of cases, the chickenpox vaccine actually caused the vaccinated children to get chickenpox, although this illness is typically mild and should not cause lasting injuries.

Disseminated varicella vaccine-strain viral disease or varicella vaccine-strain viral re-activation.

Varicella Vaccine Injury Compensation

The injuries above can be quite serious. They may have a lasting impact that impairs the individual both mentally and physically. What these injuries may mean to you and your family includes:

  • Hefty medical expenses
  • Long-term or lifelong care
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

At the Vaccine Injury Law Project, vaccine injury attorneys Ed Kraus, Amy Kraus and Brynna Gang help the vaccine injured get the compensation they need to recover from such catastrophic injuries. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides money to people who have been afflicted with these serious injuries.

The VICP also pays for the vaccine injury attorneys at our firm to represent you. You will not have to pay any attorney's fees, and we will not take a percentage of any money you get from the program. You deserve aid for the expenses and suffering caused by your varicella vaccine injury, and this program is designed to provide that aid.

If you or a loved one suffered a varicella vaccine injury, please contact the Vaccine Injury Law Project, in Chicago, Illinois. We file vaccine injury compensation claims for people all across the United States. Schedule your free consultation by calling 312-906-5072 or by contacting us online.

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