Adults over the age of 60, who had chicken pox, are often encouraged to get a shingles shot. Some adults who have followed a physician’s recommendation have suffered liver failure, blindness, paralyses, and even death. Zostavax is currently the only medication that is approved by the FDA for prevention of shingles; however, many patients were unaware of the potentially devastating side effects of this vaccine. Even patients who do not suffer serious side effects could be diagnosed with chicken pox, hives, joint pain, and other medical problems.
We never expect a vaccine to result in a worse medical outcome than the disease which it is designed to prevent. However, this is, unfortunately, exactly what is happening. Adults who have received the Zostavax vaccine for the prevention of shingles and suffered serious side effects may be entitled to file a lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit can help you recover financially, specifically, medical bills, time lost from work, and in many cases, pain and suffering. We may be able to help you file this type of civil claim against the shingles vaccine manufacturer. We have experience dealing with claims against those who manufacture unsafe medications, and we will do everything possible to help.
If you, or someone you love, has suffered an adverse reaction to the Zostavax shingles vaccine, contact The Montgomery Law Firm, LLC immediately. We help victims nationwide; we will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve, let us put our experience, and successes to work for you and your family.