Our lawyers are evaluating lawsuits for anyone who was diagnosed with a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) after receiving a Hepatitis B vaccine.
Hepatitis B vaccines are immunizations that protect against infections with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Infections can be short-term or permanent. The most serious complications include chronic liver inflammation, scarring, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.
How is Hepatitis B Vaccine Given?
There are several Hepatitis B vaccines on the market in the U.S. for adults and children, including:
- Engerix-B® (HepB)
- Recombivax HB® (HepB)
- Pediarix® (HepB – DTaP – IPV)
- Twinrix® (Hep A and Hep B)
All of these vaccines are injected with a 0.5-mL shot into the upper arm (deltoid muscle) near the shoulder for people over 2 years old.
Can Hepatitis B Vaccine Cause SIRVA?
When any type of Hepatitis B vaccine is injected too high or too deep into the shoulder, it can potentially cause a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). This side effect occurs as a result of inflammation or damage to delicate tissues in the shoulder.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Hepatitis B Vaccines
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Hepatitis B Vaccine Lawsuits
If you or your child was diagnosed with a shoulder injury (SIRVA) after receiving any type of Hepatitis B vaccine, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
The VICP does not always pay financial compensation to people who were diagnosed with SIRVA, but around $70 million has been paid to 500 people with SIRVA since 2011. The average payout was $140,000 and the maximum payout for pain and disability is $250,000.