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What Are the Most Common Vaccine Injuries?

Published on Apr 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm in Vaccine Injury.

When you receive a vaccination, the last thing you expect is to suffer from medical complications or debilitating side effects afterwards. These types of complications are often referred to as vaccine injuries in the legal world. If you or someone you know has suffered from a vaccine injury in Wisconsin, you may be wondering how common these complications really are.

The short answer to the above question is that vaccine injuries are quite rare. The pros of vaccinations still heavily outweigh the cons. These types of injuries are still a risk, however, and must be considered. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common vaccine injuries organized by the vaccine they are related to. This list may be a resource to those who have suffered from vaccine complications as well as their families.

Flu Vaccine

Varicella Vaccine (Chickenpox)

  • Brain damage
  • Pneumonia
  • Low blood count
  • Seizures

Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

  • Blood disorders
  • Brain damage
  • Seizures
  • Deafness

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion/dementia

Hepatitis B Vaccine

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Complications for individuals with yeast allergies

Tetanus Vaccine

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Brachia neuritis
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Severe fever and vomiting
  • Brain damage
  • Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

In addition to the serious injuries and vaccine side effects listed above, many vaccine injuries preface with less severe side effects such as fever, fatigue, aches, and muscle weakness. If these minor side effects do not go away after a few days after the vaccine or become more severe, this may be a sign that something more complicated may have occurred. Seek medical attention immediately.

If you have suffered from any of the above injuries or side effects after having a routine vaccine, you should know that legal recourse is an option with the help of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program allows a victim of a vaccine injury to receive financial compensation that can go towards recovery costs, loss of wage costs, and more.

Urban & Taylor, S.C., a law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, can help you file a claim from any state in the United States at no extra cost to you. For more information about the program, please see our vaccine injury FAQ or get in touch with our office today. We can tell you the merits of your case and make sure you get the help you need to get back on your feet again.

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