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
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
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.