Do you have a mumps vaccine lawsuit? Experts recommend that all children be immunized against mumps, an infectious viral disease. Unfortunately, in rare cases, the mumps vaccine can cause severe, life-threatening side effects. If you or a loved one has been injured by the mumps vaccine, you may be eligible for a mumps vaccine injury claim and be entitled to as much as $250,000. Side effects may include, but are not limited to, serious allergic reactions, brain damage, seizures, physical disability, and death.
What You Can Do & How a Mumps Vaccine Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting mumps vaccine injury claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the mumps 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.
Mumps Vaccine Overview
The mumps vaccine is a childhood immunization against mumps, a viral disease that cases severe, painful swelling of the salivary glands. The virus is easily spread when sick people cough or sneeze, or when healthy people touch contaminated items. Mumps may infect the central nervous system, pancreas, or testes. Symptoms of an infection include fever, headache, sore throat, swelling of the salivary glands, face pain, and more.
In the past, people could be given single-antigen immunizations against mumps, but today, nearly all children receive a combination vaccine. Most children are immunized with the MMR vaccine which is a combined vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella. This vaccine is administered in two doses, first when the child is 12-15 months old (gives 97% of people immunity from mumps), followed by a booster shot when the child is 4-6 years old (just in case the first dose did not give immunity). Instead of the MMR vaccine, some children get the MMRV vaccine, which also immunizes against varicella (chickenpox).
Mumps Vaccine Side Effects
Side effects of the mumps vaccine are very rare, but they do happen sometimes. A severe allergic reaction, high fever (above 105 degrees), seizures, or inflammation of the brain could all potentially cause severe injury, physical disability, intellectual disability, or death.
Side effects of the mumps vaccine (and combination vaccines containing the mumps antigen) may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Swelling of the glands in the cheek or neck
- Seizure (jerking or staring) caused by fever (occurs in one per 3,000 doses) — also known as febrile seizure
- Temporary pain and stiffness in the joints
- Low blood platelet count, which can cause a permanent blood disorder (occurs in one per 30,000 doses)
- Severe, life-threatening allergic reaction (occurs in one per 1,000,000 doses)
- Long-term seizure disorders
- Lowered consciousness
- Permanent brain damage
- Encephalopathy (encephalitis)
- Chronic arthritis
- Thrombocytopenic purpura (blood disorder)
- Vaccine-Strain Measles viral infection
- And more
Mumps Vaccine Injury Claim
If you or your loved one was injured by the mumps vaccine, you could be entitled to $250,000 by filing a mumps vaccine injury claim. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established in 1989 to help the victims of vaccine injuries. The VICP is a no-fault compensation program, which means that the court awards compensation without blaming anyone for your vaccine injury. This protects vaccine manufacturers against most lawsuits, while also helping people who are harmed by known vaccine side effects.
Most people contact a vaccine injury attorney to help them file a mumps vaccine injury claim. Your attorney can help you make the best case possible, because you must convince the court that there is a high likelihood that the vaccine caused your injury. If they are convinced, you could be awarded up to $250,000 for your past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
The VICP has reviewed at total of 10 mumps vaccine injury claims. No claims for death have been filed. The court has compensated 1 claim, and dismissed 9 claims. The VICP has reviewed approximately 900 MMR vaccine injury claims, and compensated about half.
Qualifications For a Mumps Vaccine Lawsuit
- The mumps vaccine must have injured you, your child, or your deceased/disabled family member. Or, you may file a mumps vaccine lawsuit if you are the legal guardian of a child or disabled adult who was hurt.
- The VICP only accepts serious injuries. The mumps vaccine must have caused death or disability, or an injury that lasted for at least 6 months, or required hospitalization or surgery.
- You have a limited amount of time to file your mumps vaccine lawsuit: 3 years for an injury, 2 years for a death, and 4 years for an injury that eventually caused death.
Do I have a Mumps Vaccine Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting mumps vaccine injury claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the mumps 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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