Polio Vaccine Lawsuit
Our lawyers are evaluating lawsuits for adults or children who suffered a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) after receiving any type of polio vaccines.
Polio vaccines (also known as the “Inactivated Polio Vaccine” or IPV) are immunizations that help prevent infections with the poliomyelitis virus. Infections with the polio virus can cause permanent paralysis, weakness, or death.
How is Polio Vaccine Given?
There are several polio vaccines on the market in the U.S. for children, adults, and the elderly, including:
- Kinrix® (DTaP-IPV)
- Quadracel® (DTaP-IPV)
- Pediarix® (DTaP-HepB-IPV)
- Pentacel® (DTaP-IPV/Hib)
All these vaccines are injected with a 0.5-mL shot into the upper arm (deltoid muscle) near the shoulder for older children or adults. Infants and young children receive injections into the thigh muscle.
Can a Polio Vaccine Cause SIRVA?
Any vaccine that is injected with a needle improperly into the shoulder can potentially result in a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). This side effect is believed to occur as a result of an inflammatory reaction in the shoulder when the needle hits sensitive tissues in the shoulder, or it is injected too high or too deep.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Polio Vaccines
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Polio Vaccine Lawsuits
Anyone who was diagnosed with a shoulder injury (SIRVA) after receiving a polio vaccine can seek up to $250,000 in compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
Not everyone who files a claim with the VICP receives financial compensation, but since 2011, around 500 people with SIRVA from vaccines have received $70 million from the VICP does. The average payout for a SIRVA lawsuit is $140,000 and the maximum is $250,000.