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Federal Vaccination Compensation Attorneys for SIRVA Injuries

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Chicago Based Vaccination Injury Lawyers Representing National SIRVA Claims

Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, or SIRVA, is a condition associated with severe shoulder pain and decreased range of motion in the affected arm after receiving a vaccination. While the medical reasons for a SIRVA injury are not entirely known, it is suspected to be related to improper vaccine administration, though SIRVA may also manifest even when a shot is properly administered due to an aberrant immunological response in the body to the vaccine or its components.

At the Vaccine Injury Law Project, we work with children and adults suffering from the often debilitating pain of a shoulder injury caused by vaccine administration. Our team serves clients across the nation by providing high-quality and trusted vaccine injuries representation in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Our goal is to help secure compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to help families and individuals contend with the challenges they face.

One SIRVA case handled by Attorney Ed Kraus involved an individual with a left SIRVA injury following an influenza vaccine. The client suffered from frozen shoulder which caused severe pain and limited his range of motion. He was awarded a lump sum payment of $115,000.

In another SIRVA case, Attorney Brynna Gang represented an individual that suffered bilateral SIRVA injuries following influenza and Tdap vaccinations. After undergoing bilateral steroid injections, and physical therapy, our client underwent surgery to her dominant arm. She was awarded a lump sum payment of $145,000 as well as out-of-pocket expenses, with the final award totaling over $153,000.00.

Understanding SIRVA Symptoms and Treatment

How do you know if you have SIRVA? To answer this question, you must consider a few variables. In addition to shoulder pain, weakness, inflammation and a decreased range of motion, SIRVA can manifest through a variety of chronic shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff injury, bursitis, tendonitis, and frozen shoulder. According to the Vaccine Injury Table, there are several factors that help to classify a SIRVA injury:

  • No history of pain, inflammation or dysfunction in the affected area prior to the vaccine administration;
  • Pain must occur with the time-frame associated with the injury (usually within 48 hours or less);
  • Pain and reduced range of motion must be in the shoulder where vaccine was administered; and
  • No other condition is present at the time of vaccine administration that would exhibit SIRVA symptoms.

It is normal to experience some pain or discomfort after a shot in the shoulder, but if that pain continues, increases or limits your range of motion, you should seek medical assistance. Treatment options often include physical therapy and possibly steroid injections to control the inflammation. In some cases, surgery may be recommended.

What Vaccines May Cause SIRVA?

Any vaccination injected into the shoulder could potentially cause a SIRVA injury. Some vaccines linked to this condition include:

While SIRVA injuries are rare, they do occur. If you believe you are suffering from this type of injury, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible and speak with a reputable vaccine injury lawyer.

Hire SIRVA Vaccine Injuries Attorneys

When you contact our office you will have the opportunity to speak directly to an attorney. We are a client-centered firm providing no-cost personalized service in vaccine injury matters. We understand your need to be heard. Do not try to fight this battle alone. Align with a respected vaccine injury practice with more than ten years of experience fighting for the rights of the vaccine injured. Please call our Chicago office at 312-858-2177 today.

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