Our lawyers are evaluating lawsuits for anyone who was diagnosed with a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) from the MMR rubella vaccine.
Rubella vaccines are immunizations that protect against infections with a virus that causes German Measles (or “rubella”). This disease can cause fever, rash, or birth defects in pregnant women.
How is Rubella Vaccine Given?
The only rubella vaccine on the market in the U.S. is the M-M-R II® Vaccine (MMR Vaccine). The 2nd dose of MMR is usually injected with a needle into the upper arm near the shoulder of older children.
Can Rubella Vaccine Cause SIRVA?
Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) is a possible risk of any MMR vaccine that is injected with a needle into the shoulder area. SIRVA is more likely when the vaccine is injected improperly, too high, or too deep, triggering severe inflammation and persistent pain.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Rubella Vaccines
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Rubella Vaccine Lawsuits
If your child was diagnosed with SIRVA after receiving the MMR vaccine, you may be eligible to seek up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for your child’s pain, medical bills, or disability.
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
Not everyone with vaccine injury receives a payout from the VICP, but since 2011, the VICP has paid nearly $70 million to 500 people with SIRVA. In those cases, the maximum payout per claim was $250,000 and the average payout was $140,000.