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Below you will find answers to many of the frequently asked questions regarding shoulder pain and injuries related to vaccine administration and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

1. What is SIRVA?

“SIRVA” is an acronym for a condition commonly known as Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. Each year, numerous children and adults who receive vaccinations in the United States suffer serious shoulder injuries following receipt of vaccines. In fact, many medical experts have reported that instances of SIRVA are on the rise.

2. What are some common forms of SIRVA?

There are several common diagnoses that may be caused by  SIRVA. These include:

  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Tendonitis

Symptoms of vaccine-related shoulder injuries include muscle weakness, pain, stiffness and limited range of motion. If you experience any of these symptoms in the days or weeks after getting vaccinated, you should see a doctor right away. You may have a SIRVA vaccine injury.

3. How do shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration occur?

Vaccine-related shoulder injuries can occur when the medical provider makes a mistake when administering the injection.  Mistakes that commonly lead to vaccine-related shoulder injuries include:

  • Injecting a vaccine too high on the shoulder;
  • Injecting a vaccine into the shoulder joint or bursa;
  • Injecting a vaccine too deeply into the deltoid muscle;
  • Injecting a needle too far into the arm of an individual with low body weight.

4. What types of vaccines can lead to shoulder injuries?

Since vaccine-related shoulder pain and injuries result from improper vaccine administration and not from a reaction to the vaccine’s  contents, many different kinds of vaccinations can lead to SIRVA.  At the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery, our vaccine attorney has helped victims who have experienced SIRVA after receiving flu, tetanus, and many other vaccinations

Some of the most common claims we handle include shoulder injuries related to:

  • Flu vaccine
  • Tetanus vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Mumps, Measles & Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine
  • Chickenpox vaccine

5. What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal program that makes it easier for victims of vaccine injuries to receive compensation for their pain and suffering and economic loss.   The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid more than $3.2 billion to individuals suffering from vaccine-related injuries nationwide. Unlike traditional tort litigation, claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program do not require a showing of negligence or proof of fault in order for individuals to recover damages. Petitioners are only required to prove that a covered vaccine caused the injury.

6. How can the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery help with my vaccine should injury?

The Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery provides nationwide legal representation for victims of vaccine-related shoulder pain and injuries. If you have suffered a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery is here to help ensure you receive the best representation available and to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. 

7. How much does it cost to file a claim with the VICP?

At the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery, our costs are paid by the Court, so no legal fees or other expenses are ever required from the injured party. 

For More Information, Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Vaccine Injury Lawyer Leah Durant

If you believe that you or someone you love has suffered a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, contact us today to discuss your case.  We represent individuals in vaccine shoulder injury claims throughout every state and U.S. territory.  To schedule a complimentary consultation, call Leah Durant at 1-844-789-2047 or submit an online inquiry today.

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