FluLaval is a flu vaccine that is associated with some severe side effects, such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation if you were injured by FluLaval.
Flulaval® is a flu shot that comes in Trivalent (three-strain) and Quadrivalent (four-strain) formulations. It is approved for infants over 6 months, older children, and adults.
How is Flulaval Given?
Flulaval is given in a single 0.5-mL injection with a needle into the deltoid muscle of the upper arm, near the shoulder, for children and adults.
Can Flulaval Cause SIRVA?
Yes. Flulaval, like all needle vaccines, can potentially cause a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) if it is injected too high or too deep into the shoulder. Children and adults who develop SIRVA may suffer from lifelong shoulder pain, weakness, or limited flexibility.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Flulaval Vaccine
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Can Flulaval Cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?
Yes. Flulaval is associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a rare but severe side effect that causes rapidly-progressing nerve damage and paralysis within the first few months of receiving the flu shot.
If you or your child was diagnosed with a shoulder injury or Guillain-Barré Syndrome after receiving the Flulaval flu shot, you may be eligible for up to $250,000 in compensation if you file a lawsuit with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
What is the VICP?
Every year, hundreds of people who are injured by vaccines are paid millions of dollars by thee Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This government program is funded by a $0.75 tax on every vaccine and it has existed since the 1980s to help victims of vaccines.
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
How much money has been paid to the victims of vaccine injuries? Since 2011, roughly 500 people with shoulder injuries from vaccines have been paid over $70 million. Even more money has been paid to people who were diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and other injuries. For example, the average settlement per SIRVA lawsuit is around $140,000, but the maximum payout is $250,000 per person.