Vaccine Injuries Results
Vaccine Injury Results
VACCINE INJURY FOLLOWING INFLUENZA(FLU) SHOT
Tina Huntington represented a client who suffered a severe reaction to a routine influenza (flu) shot. Within hours of receiving the shot in his left upper, the client’s arm and hand began to swell. By day two, he developed bilateral shoulder pain. The patient’s joint pain and swelling continued to progress. He was eventually diagnosed with inflammatory (rheumatoid) arthritis. The patient had no history of this type of arthritis prior to the flu shot. The treatment of choice for the patient’s condition was methotrexate and prednisone which carry significant risk of lymphoma. The patient was later diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which ultimately took his life. A claim was made on behalf of the patient and his wife through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which resulted in a confidential settlement., The VICP allows people injured by vaccines and immunizations to receive compensation, without having to prove who was at fault for the injury. Claims are brought to the Federal Court of Claims, by attorneys admitted to practice in that special court. If you believe you or a loved one have been injured by a vaccine or immunization please give us a call.