The season for back-to-school vaccines is upon us, and flu shot season is right around the corner. Shoulder pain following a vaccine is common and typically resolves on its own within a few days. However, what happens when shoulder pain lasts for several weeks, months, or years? You might have a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) and you might be entitled to compensation from the federal National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Here are some tips to follow if you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from a vaccine-related injury:
Tip # 1. Get Medical Attention. If you have shoulder pain, soreness, weakness or other symptoms lasting for weeks following a vaccination, you should get medical attention immediately. Make sure to inform your doctor about your recent vaccine in the affected shoulder. It is important to get medical attention as soon as possible for two reasons: first, it ensures that you are getting the medical care and treatment you need for your condition; and second, it creates a record which will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Tip # 2. Contact a Lawyer. Speak with a Vaccine Lawyer licensed to Practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims to find out if you may be entitled to compensation under the Vaccine Compensation Program.
If you are a loved one has suffered from a shoulder injury caused by a covered vaccine, contact a vaccine injury lawyer. The attorneys at Zgheib Sayad, P.C. are licensed to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims. For more information, please schedule a free consultation by calling (888) 276-2027 or filling out a contact form and a vaccine injury attorney will contact you.