In rare cases, the rubella vaccine is known to occasionally cause severe, life-threatening side effects. If you or your loved one was injured, you may have a rubella vaccine lawsuit. Serious side effects of the rubella vaccine include brain damage, life-threatening allergic reaction, seizure disorders, dangerously high fever, and more. If you file a rubella vaccine injury claim, you could be awarded up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
What You Can Do & How a Rubella Vaccine Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Rubella Vaccine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Rubella Vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Rubella Vaccine Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Rubella Vaccine Overview
The rubella vaccine is a routine childhood immunization against rubella (also known as German measles), a highly contagious viral disease. It can be spread through the air or by physical contact with an infected person. Symptoms of rubella include a rash all over the body, bloodshot eyes, muscle pain, and more. It is most dangerous when pregnant women are infected, because rubella can cause miscarriage or birth defects.
The rubella vaccine was invented in 1969. Single antigen rubella vaccines are no longer available in the U.S. Today, nearly all children are vaccinated against rubella with the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella). The MMRV vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella/chickenpox) is another option, but this vaccine is associated with a higher risk of rash, fever, and seizure than separate MMR and varicella vaccines.
Rubella Vaccine Side Effects
Rubella vaccine side effects are much less likely than rubella itself, but if you were injured by this vaccine, you are not alone. The rubella vaccine is known to occasionally cause severe, life-threatening side effects — including seizures, brain damage, blood disorders, and more.
Serious side effects of the rubella vaccines (and combination vaccines that contain rubella) include the following:
- Fever, which may be higher than 105 degrees
- Febrile seizures (seizure caused by fever)
- Seizure (jerking or staring) — one in 3,000 children
- Allergic reaction — life-threatening in one in 1,000,000 children
- Low blood platelet count, which could cause a blood disorder — one in 30,000 children
- Body rash
- Swollen, painful glands in the neck, cheek
- Thrombocytopenic purpura (blood disorder)
- Encephalopathy (encephalitis)
- Lowered consciousness
- Brain damage
- Vaccine-Strain Measles Viral Infection
- And more
Rubella Vaccine Injury Claim
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) awards compensation to the victims of rubella vaccine injuries who while a rubella vaccine injury claim. The VICP is a no-fault compensation program, which means that you can win your case without proving that anyone is at fault for causing your injury. The VICP is designed to protect vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits, but also help the victims of vaccine injuries.
Each case is evaluated by experts at a special federal Vaccine Court in Washington D.C. The experts must be convinced that there is a very good chance that your vaccine injury was actually caused by the vaccine. Most people hire an experienced vaccine injury attorney to help them make the best case possible. If the experts decide to award compensation, your rubella vaccine injury claim could be eligible for up to $250,000 for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
The VICP has reviewed a total of 193 rubella vaccine lawsuits, including 189 injury claims and 4 claims for death. Of these, 70 have been awarded compensation, and 123 have been dismissed.
Qualification for Rubella Vaccine Lawsuit
- Only serious injuries are accepted. For example, the injury must have lasted for at least 6 months, or caused a disability, or needed hospitalization/surgery, or caused death.
- You must file the rubella vaccine lawsuit soon after the injury occurred. You have 2 years for a claim of death, 3 years for an injury claim, and 4 years for an injury claim that eventually caused death.
- Only victims or their immediate family are allowed to file a rubella vaccine injury claim. If you, your child, or your disabled/deceased family member were injured, you may have a claim. Legal guardians of injured people may also file a claim
Do I have a Rubella Vaccine Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Rubella Vaccine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Rubella Vaccine, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Rubella Vaccine Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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