If your child was hurt by rotavirus vaccine side effects, you may be entitled to significant compensation by filing a rotavirus vaccine lawsuit. Health experts recommend that all children receive the rotavirus vaccine to prevent gastroenteritis, a disease that causes dehydration and vomiting. In rare cases, children who are immunized with the rotavirus vaccine have developed severe bowel obstruction (intussusception), allergic reactions, autoimmune responses, and other life-threatening side effects.
What You Can Do & How a Rotavirus Vaccine Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Rotavirus Vaccine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the rotavirus 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.
Rotavirus Vaccine Overview
Rotavirus is the leading cause of a disease called acute gastroenteritis, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. It is responsible for more than 500,000 infant deaths worldwide, mostly in low-income countries where people do not have access to the vaccine. In the United States, where rotavirus vaccination is routine, hospitalizations and deaths due to this illness are relatively uncommon.
The two types of rotavirus vaccines are Rotarix and RotaTeq. The previous rotavirus vaccine (RotaShield) was withdrawn in 1999 due to a risk of intussusception, a type of bowel obstruction that can cause severe intestinal damage.
Rotavirus Vaccine Side Effects
Unfortunately, in rare cases, the rotavirus vaccine itself can cause severe, sometimes life-threatening side effects. These include severe allergic reactions, autoimmune responses, and more.
You do not need to have a specific vaccine injury to qualify for a rotavirus vaccine lawsuit. The court will evaluate each claim on a case-by-case basis, and award compensation if the court determines that there is a high likelihood that the vaccine caused the associated injury.
Rotavirus vaccine side effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Intussusception (bowel blockage that may cause severe intestinal damage)
- Kawasaki syndrome (autoimmune response characterized by high fever, inflammation of the blood vessels, swelling in the hands and feet, peeling skin, and more)
- Severe allergic reaction, which may be life-threatening
- Swelling, which may be severe (particularly in the hands and feet)
- Stomach pain
- High fever
- Gastrointestinal bleeding (blood in the stool)
- And more
Rotavirus Vaccine Lawyer
If you or your loved one was injured by rotavirus vaccine side effects, it is essential that you immediately contact a rotavirus vaccine lawyer. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim.
It is important that you hire an attorney who is experienced, qualified, and licensed to file vaccine injury claims. Michael E. Schmidt, managing partner of The Schmidt Firm, PLLC, belongs to a select group of attorneys who is licensed to practice in this area of the law.
If you qualify for a vaccine injury lawsuit, we can help you fight for the highest amount of compensation possible. You may be compensated for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, legal fees, and more. As long as you meet certain minimal requirements, the VICP will pay for your attorney’s fees. They do not pay the fees of people who represent themselves.
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
If you decide to file a vaccine injury lawsuit, your claim will go before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. There, experts will evaluate the evidence in your claim to determine if there is a high probability that the injury was caused by the vaccine. If it was, you may be awarded up to $250,000 as compensation.
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has awarded more than $2.4 billion to victims of vaccine injuries since 1989. The program is funded by a $0.75 excise tax on all vaccines sold in the United States. The VICP is a no-fault program, which means you do not need to prove someone is at fault for your injury — you only need to prove that there is a high probability that the vaccine caused your injury.
To qualify for a vaccine injury lawsuit, some requirements must be met:
- You are eligible if you were injured by the vaccine, or if you are the parent or legal guardian of a child or disabled adult who was injured by the vaccine.
- The injury must be serious. It must have either lasted for 6 months, or needed hospitalization or surgery, or caused disability or death.
- You have a limited amount of time to file a rotavirus vaccine injury claim. You have 3 years to file an injury claim, 2 years to file a wrongful death claim, and 4 years to file a claim for an injury that eventually caused death.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or legal rights, contact The Schmidt Firm, PLLC immediately.
Do I have a Rotavirus Vaccine Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Rotavirus Vaccine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Rotavirus Vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Rotavirus Vaccine Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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