Our lawyers are evaluating lawsuits for anyone who was diagnosed with a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) or Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) from shingles vaccines, including Zostavax® and Shingrix®.
Shingles vaccines are immunizations that protect against a serious skin rash called herpes zoster (“shingles”) that occurs in people who have had chickenpox or are infected with varicella zoster. The complications of shingles include Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN), nerve damage, chronic pain, vision loss, brain damage, and more.
How is Shingles Vaccine Given?
There are 2 shingles vaccines on the market in the United States:
- Zostavax® (sales discontinued in the U.S. on November 18, 2020)
Both of these vaccines are injected with a needle into the upper arm (deltoid muscle) near the shoulder.
Can Shingles Vaccine Cause SIRVA?
Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) is a potentially debilitating side effect of any vaccine that is injected with a needle into the shoulder area. SIRVA is more likely when the needle is accidentally injected too high, too deep, or into sensitive tissues in the shoulder, triggering severe inflammation and chronic pain.
Symptoms of SIRVA After Shingles Vaccines
- Arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Intense, stabbing pain
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Limited range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with SIRVA after receiving Zostavax or Shingrix, our lawyers may be able to help you seek up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011
The VICP does not pay financial compensation to everyone who is injured by vaccines, but since 2011, around $70 million has been paid to 500 people with SIRVA. The average payout was $140,000 for pain, medical expenses, and disability, but the maximum is $250,000.