Shoulder pain is typically associated with trauma, such as from a fall, car accident, sports related injury, overuse or sleeping wrong. However, did you know that prolonged shoulder pain and dysfunction can also be caused by the improper administration of a vaccine?
The improper placement of a vaccine too high or at the wrong angle in the shoulder can result in the needle being injected into the shoulder joint or bursal sac rather than into the deltoid muscle. When a vaccine is improperly administered in this manner, it can result in an immune-mediated inflammatory reaction. This can lead to prolonged shoulder dysfunction from bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, fluid accumulation in the deltoid or rotator cuff, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), bone marrow edema, or even nerve damage. These injuries can cause various symptoms including shoulder pain, weakness, tenderness, redness, difficulty sleeping, difficulty with activities of daily living, and limited range of motion.
This is known as a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration, or SIRVA. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program compensates those who have been injured by SIRVA.
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.