Identifying Vaccine Injury in Adults


Vaccines can cause injury. There is absolutely no question. These are signs to help identify vaccine injury.

Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

Though very rare, it is possible for a person to have an allergic reaction to a component in the vaccine. Things like preservatives, stabilizers, and antigens in vaccines can occasionally trigger an allergic reaction. The most common symptoms of an allergic reaction to a vaccine are hives and swelling. It is also possible for a person to experience nausea, vomiting, wheezing, shortness of breath, diarrhea, low blood pressure, pale skin, and a rapid heart rate. An allergic reaction is potentially fatal, so it is important to seek medical treatment if you notice any of these symptoms in the 48 hours following a vaccine.

Symptoms of SIRVA

SIRVA stands for shoulder injury related to vaccine administration. This category of vaccine injuries include a wide variety of issues that can happen when anything is injected near the joint of the shoulder. A person can end up developing tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff tears, or a frozen shoulder following a vaccine injection. These sorts of injuries can be identified by pain in the shoulder near a vaccine injection site. The shoulder may feel stiff and difficult to move, and it may be swollen, warm to the touch, or slightly red.

Symptoms of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

This condition occurs when the immune system of the body mistakes the protective myelin sheath around the nerves for a foreign invader. The immune system begins attacking the nerve coating just like it would attack a dangerous bacteria, and this causes a lot of damage over time. A person with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis may lose their vision, have trouble with coordination, or experience suddenly weakened muscles.

Symptoms of Guillain Barre Syndrome

Guillain Barre Syndrome is a type of autoimmune disorder. This is a very rare condition that is characterized by an overactive immune system attacking the nerves of the body. There is some medical research associating Guillain Barre Syndrome with flu and tetanus shots, though it can be triggered by other things like an illness or injury. People with this condition typically feel sensations of pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the feet. Over time, these uncomfortable sensations spread throughout the body, and people may have trouble walking, speaking, breathing, enduring extreme temperatures, or standing for long amounts of time.

If you or a loved one is exhibiting any of these signs of vaccine injury adults, they may be eligible for compensation. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program helps people that have vaccine injuries to pay legal fees and make legal claims against vaccine manufacturers. Contact the Law Offices of Sadaka Associates today to find out whether you may be eligible for compensation due to your vaccine injury.


You Only Have Three Years To File Your Claim

The first step in helping yourself or a loved one after a serious vaccine related injury is to contact us for a free review of your case.

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