Fluarix is a flu shot that may cause serious side effects. If you or your child suffered Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) after receiving Fluarix, you may be entitled to up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Fluarix® is a flu vaccine that helps prevent infection with influenza (“the flu”).
How is Fluarix Given?
Fluarix is given in a single 0.5-mL injection with a needle into the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.
Can Fluarix Cause SIRVA?
Fluarix can potentially cause Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) when the vaccine needle is accidentally injected too high or too deep into the shoulder, resulting in inflammation or injury to the shoulder bursa. SIRVA causes debilitating pain, weakness, and limited range of motion. These side effects may lead to a permanent disability.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Fluarix Vaccine
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Can Fluarix Cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?
Flu vaccines, including Fluarix, may slightly increase the risk of a rare side effect known as Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). This condition rapidly causes nerve damage, pain, weakness, and paralysis for a few weeks after receiving the vaccine. Although most people recover from GBS within a few months, some suffer from permanent pain or disability.
Fluarix is associated with a risk of severe injury from GBS or SIRVA. If you or your child were diagnosed with either of these side effect after receiving Fluarix, you may be able to file a claim with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and seek up to $250,000 in compensation.
What is the VICP?
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides millions of dollars in compensation to hundreds of people who suffer vaccine injuries, including GBS and SIRVA.
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
Since 2011, the VICP has paid roughly $70 million to 500 people who developed SIRVA after receiving vaccines that are covered by the program. Millions of dollars have also been paid to people who developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
The average settlement per SIRVA lawsuit is around $140,000, but the maximum payout is $250,000 for pain, medical costs, and disability.