In October of 2011, Tammy Schettl went in for a routine influenza (flu) vaccine. This vaccine would cause her to suffer from Complex Region Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Due to her injuries, Schettl filed a petition for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in May of 2014. Ultimately, the US Department of Justice agreed with Schettl, that she was entitled to compensation.
While adverse reactions are not necessarily common, the most ‘common’ adverse reaction is a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). SIRVA can be caused by the vaccine being administered incorrectly, and may have nothing to do with the contents of the vaccine itself. Mr. A. experienced a shoulder injury after receiving a flu vaccine in August of 2019.
DTaP is a vaccine meant to help protect children from diphtheria, tetanus and whopping cough. Unfortunately, DTaP has also been associated with causing adverse reactions in some children who have received it. This happened to a member of the Tuason family.
Through the VICP, Ms. Henderson was able to receive over $100,000 without even stepping foot in a courtroom. After receiving a TDaP and MMR vaccine, she claimed to suffer from cellilitis and a shoulder injury.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) can be severe and even lead to paralysis and death. It is a covered injury under the NVICP.
After 5 years, the Agarwal family finally settled their vaccine injury case for over 2 million dollars. After receiving the TDaP and Meningococcal vaccine, a member of the family contracted encephalitis, inflammation of the brain tissue.