Fluad is a flu vaccine that is linked to serious injuries, such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). If you were injured by Fluad, you may be entitled to up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Fluad® is a flu vaccine that helps prevent infection with 3 strains of the flu virus influenza.
Unlike other flu shots, Fluad is only approved for adults over 65 years old. It also contains a unique chemical adjuvant called MF59, which is designed to trigger a stronger reaction from a person’s immune system to improve the effectiveness of the Fluad vaccine.
How is Fluad Given?
Fluad is given in a single 0.5-mL injection with a needle into the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.
Can Fluad Cause SIRVA?
When Fluad is injected too high or too deep into the shoulder, it can potentially cause Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). This condition causes severe shoulder pain, limited flexibility, and weakness. Doctors believe that SIRVA occurs when the needle damages delicate tissues in the shoulder, triggering an immune response.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Fluad Vaccine
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Can Fluad Cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?
Fluad vaccines are associated with a risk of causing Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a condition that causes nerve damage, pain, muscle weakness, and paralysis that progresses rapidly in the first few weeks after receiving the vaccine. Most people with GBS recover completely within a few months, but some are left with persistent nerve damage, chronic pain, or disability.
GBS or SIRVA are some of the most devastating side effects of Fluad. If you were diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or a shoulder injury after receiving Fluad, you may be eligible for up to $250,000 if you file a lawsuit with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
What is the VICP?
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides up to $250,000 in cash payments to victims of vaccine injuries. Every year, the VICP pays out millions of dollars to people with shoulder injuries or Guillain-Barré Syndrome after they received a vaccine.
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
The VICP has paid out roughly $70 million to 500 people who developed a shoulder injury after receiving vaccines since 2011. The program has also paid millions of dollars to victims of GBS.
The average settlement per SIRVA lawsuit is around $140,000, but the maximum payout is $250,000 for pain, medical costs, and disability.