Our lawyers are evaluating lawsuits for anyone who was diagnosed with a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) from any type of tetanus vaccine.
Tetanus vaccines (also known as “rubeola vaccines”) are immunizations that protect against infections with the highly-contagious tetanus virus. The complications include lung infections (pneumonia), brain damage, deafness, seizures, and death.
How is Tetanus Vaccine Given?
There are 11 tetanus vaccines in the United States:
- DT (generic)
- Td (Tenivac® and generic)
- DTaP (Daptacel®, Infanrix®, Kinrix®, Pediarix®, Pentacel®, and Quadracel®)
- Tdap (Adacel®and Boostrix®)
For adults, teenagers, and children over 2 years old, all of these vaccines are injected with a needle near the shoulder (deltoid muscle).
Can Tetanus Vaccine Cause SIRVA?
Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) is a rare but potentially disabling side effect that occurs when tetanus vaccines are accidentally injected too high, too deep, or improperly into the shoulder. SIRVA is caused by severe shoulder inflammation.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Tetanus Vaccines
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Tetanus Vaccine Lawsuits
If you or your child was diagnosed with SIRVA after receiving any type of tetanus vaccine (DT, DTaP, TdaP, Td), you may be eligible to seek up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
Over $70 million has been paid to around 500 people who were diagnosed with SIRVA since 2011. Not everyone with SIRVA receives money from the VICP, but for claims that were compensated, the average payout was $140,000 and the maximum was $250,000.