Flu Vaccines Found to Damage Nerves in the Arms
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No one thinks that getting a flu shot at a flu clinic or the doctors office will cause a serious injury. In fact, most of us think we are protecting our health when we get a flu vaccine. But unfortunately, sometimes poorly performed flu shots can cause a serious arm injury, and some patients report that they cannot move their arm after a flu shot. Flu vaccine nerve damage is possible, and if you have it, you might want to seek legal recourse.
Some reports have found that there are flu shots that are placed too high on the shoulder which can then cause severe nerve damage.
In some cases, the nerve damage can be so severe that it requires corrective surgery. While the paralysis in the arm that received a flu shot is not a given, more and more Americans are coming down with these injuries. In other cases where surgery is not necessary, injured patients are often placed on a regimen of powerful anti-pain medications.
Doctors say that while the injuries are not very common, improperly trained medical professionals can cause the injuries if they misplace the flu shot. Doctors say that it is perfectly normal to be sore after a flu shot — however, it is not normal to be incapacitated in the arm after a flu vaccine.
The federal government provides a victim compensation fund for similar injuries. Recently, the definition of compensable injuries has been expanded to include injuries to the shoulder. In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act to compensate families and individuals who were harmed by vaccines and special medical products.
Under this law and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, families who have been harmed by the flu vaccine may be entitled to a cash award.
Contact the experienced Phoenix injury lawyers at Philips Law Group for assistance with a potential claim regarding flu vaccine nerve damage.
Call 1-800-706-3000 or use the online contact form on this page to determine your legal options.
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