HPV vaccines are immunizations against Human Papillomavirus, a sexually-transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer, genital warts, and other complications in men and women.
How is the HPV Vaccine Given?
There only HPV vaccine currently on the market in the U.S. is Gardasil 9®. It is administered as a 0.5-mL injection into the upper arm (deltoid muscle) near the shoulder.
Can HPV Vaccine Cause SIRVA?
HPV vaccines that are injected improperly into the shoulder may cause a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). This side effect is believed to occur as a result of an inflammatory reaction in the shoulder when the needle is accidentally injected too high or too deep.
Symptoms of SIRVA After HPV Vaccines
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
$6 Million Paid Out in HPV Vaccine Lawsuits
Nearly $6 million has been paid to 49 people who were injured by the the HPV vaccine as of 2013, according to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) .
The payout breaks down to an average of $120,000 per claim. However, only 49 claims were awarded financial compensation (47 injuries and 2 deaths) out of 200 claims for HPV vaccine injuries.
HPV Vaccine Lawsuits
If you or your child was diagnosed with a shoulder injury (SIRVA) from Gardasil or another HPV vaccine, our lawyers may be able to help you 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 average payout for a successful SIRVA lawsuit is $140,000 per person, but it can be a maximum of $250,000. Since 2011, around $70 million was paid to 500 people who developed severe SIRVA injuries.