Measles Vaccine Lawsuit

Measles Vaccine Lawsuit

Our lawyers are evaluating lawsuits for anyone who was diagnosed with a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) from the MMR measles vaccine.


Measles vaccines (also known as “rubeola vaccines”) are immunizations that protect against infections with the highly-contagious measles virus. The complications include lung infections (pneumonia), brain damage, deafness, seizures, and death.

How is Measles Vaccine Given?

There are several types of measles vaccines, including:

    • Attenuvax® Measles Virus Vaccine Live
    • M-M-R II® Vaccine (MMR Vaccine)
    • M-R-Vax II® (Measles and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live)

All of these vaccines are injected with a needle into the deltoid muscle near the shoulder for older children and adults. The vaccines are injected into the thigh muscle for children under 2 years old.

Can Measles Vaccine Cause SIRVA?

Anyone who receives MMR or a measles vaccine with a needle that is accidentally injected too high or too deep into the shoulder can potentially develop a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). This side effect is believed to occur as a result of inflammation in the shoulder or damage to delicate shoulder tissues.

Symptoms of SIRVA After Measles Vaccines

        • Arm pain
        • Shoulder pain
        • Intense, stabbing pain
        • Shoulder dysfunction
        • Weakness
        • Limited range of motion
        • Lack of flexibility
        • Inflammation

Measles Vaccine Lawsuits

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) if you or your child was diagnosed with SIRVA after receiving MMR or another type of measles vaccine.

Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011

Not everyone with SIRVA receives financial compensation, but the VICP has paid nearly $70 million to 500 people with SIRVA since 2011. The maximum payout for pain and disability is $250,000 and the average payout was $140,000 for claims that received compensation.

SIRVA Lawsuit Settlements
SIRVA Lawsuit Settlements

Vaccine Side Effects & Injury Lawyers

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If you or a loved one has been the victim of a vaccine side effect, you should contact a vaccine lawyer with experience in this type of complex litigation.

We have recently partnered with Schmidt & Clark, LLP; a Nationally recognized law firm who handles vaccine lawsuits in all 50 states.

The lawyers at the firm offer a Free Confidential Case Evaluation and may be able to obtain financial compensation for you or a loved one by filing a vaccine lawsuit or claim with The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Contact Schmidt & Clark today by using the form below or by calling them directly at (866) 223-3784.

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