Do you have a Hepatitis A vaccine lawsuit? This is one of the safest vaccines, but occasionally, it can cause severe side effects — including a life-threatening allergic reaction, which can cause injury, disability, or death. If you or your loved one was injured, you may be entitled to up to $250,000 in financial compensation from the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
What You Can Do & How a Hepatitis A Vaccine Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hepatitis A Vaccine injury claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the Hepatitis A Vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Vaccine Injury Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Hepatitis A Vaccine Overview
The Hepatitis A vaccine is a childhood immunization against Hepatitis A, a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver and “flu-like” illness — including jaundice, fatigue, low fever, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. The Hepatitis A virus is present in fecal matter, and people typically become infected with the virus when they eat or drink food that is washed in fecal-contaminated water.
There are two types of Hepatitis A vaccines: Havrix or VAQTA. Some people get a vaccine called Twinrix, which immunizes against both Hepatitis A and B. These vaccines contain inactivated pieces of the virus, which do not cause disease. After you get the Hepatitis A vaccine, your body learns to identify and attack the virus before it can cause infection.
Experts recommend that all children get their first Hepatitis A vaccination between ages 12-23 months. A booster shot is given 6 months later.
Hepatitis A Vaccine Side Effects
Hepatitis A vaccine side effects are very rare, and this vaccine is one of the safest vaccines that are available. You are far more likely to get Hepatitis A if you are not vaccinated. Even so, there is a small risk that this vaccine could cause severe injury, permanent disability, or death. This risk mostly occurs in people who have a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine.
Side effects of the Hepatitis A vaccine may include, but are not limited to:
- Soreness at the injection site
- Loss of appetite
- Allergic reaction, which may be life-threatening or deadly
- Anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock
- And more
Hepatitis A Vaccine Injury Claims
Do you have a Hepatitis A vaccine injury claim? You may want to hire a qualified, experienced vaccine injury lawyer at The Schmidt Firm, PLLC. We can help you make the best case possible, for the highest amount of compensation you deserve.
Vaccine injury claims are not like regular drug injury lawsuits. They go before a special Vaccine Court in Washington D.C., where experts review each case and decide whether there is a high likelihood that the injury was caused by the vaccine. If they are convinced, they may award you up to $250,000 in financial compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a special fund that Congress established in 1989 with a $0.75 excise tax on all vaccines. The VICP protects vaccine manufacturers and doctors from most lawsuits, while also helping the people who are inevitably injured by vaccine side effects.
The VICP has reviewed a total of 48 Hepatitis A vaccine lawsuits, of which 46 were injury claims and 2 were claims for death. As of June 1, 2012, the VICP has compensated 12 cases and dismissed 14 cases.
Qualifications for a Hepatitis A Vaccine Lawsuit
Not everyone is eligible to file a Hepatitis A vaccine injury claim. You must first satisfy the following qualifications:
- Only people who are directly injured by the Hepatitis A vaccine may apply. You may file a Hepatitis A vaccine injury lawsuit if this vaccine injured you, your child, or your disabled/deceased family member. Legal guardians of injured people may also be eligible.
- You have a limited amount of time to file your Hepatitis A vaccine lawsuit, so act quickly. The time limit is three years for an injury claim, two years after a death, and four years for an injury that eventually caused death.
- Only serious injuries are allowed. This means that the injury must have lasted for at least six months, or caused a disability, or caused a death, or required hospitalization or surgery.
If you have any questions about whether you have a Hepatitis A vaccine lawsuit, contact The Schmidt Firm, PLLC today for more information.
Do I have a Hepatitis A Vaccine Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hepatitis A vaccine injury claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the Hepatitis A vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Vaccine Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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