By trying to prevent shingles, some patients may have inadvertently contracted the virus from the immunization known as Zostavax.
The vaccine was introduced as a way to prevent shingles in at-risk patients. Instead of immunizing recipients against the virus, Zostavax has been linked to serious injury, blindness, shingles and in some cases, even death.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the vaccine, you need to file a Zostavax lawsuit in Ohio. Talk to our Columbus, Ohio Zostavax lawsuit lawyer today.
Zostavax was brought to the market as a shingles vaccine designed for patients who are 50 years or older. The parent company Merck, who introduced the vaccine, is facing similar lawsuits for a number of their other immunizations.
Those who were given the shot and have a compromised immune system are at particular risk for contracting the following:
More serious complications include blindness, brain damage, paralysis and even death.
Many pharmaceutical companies are protected under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. This gives them immunity from patients who wish to file suit following a negative effect of a vaccine. Those protect by the act are required to file injury claims with the federal government. This does not include Zostavax since it is not listed in the act’s injury table, thus allowing patients who were adversely affected by the vaccine to file lawsuits in court.
Shingles, while uncomfortable, is not usually a life-threating ailment. Making the death possibility associated with the Zostavax vaccine even more unacceptable. Typical symptoms of shingles are:
Symptoms of shingles usually dissipate after 2-4 weeks but the injuries associated with the vaccine can last a lifetime. If you or someone who know has been affected by Zostavax, contact the Jones Law Group for a consultation.
Victims of defective and dangerous drugs can sue pharmaceutical manufactures to recover money for medical bills, temporary or long-term disability, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Such a case is not necessarily easy to win, and it may make sense to join a group of other patients who suffered similar negative effects. It is imperative that you contact an experienced group of legal professionals who have dealt with similar cases. Consulting with a plaintiff’s attorney who has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice and consumer fraud cases will help you figure out which steps to take to hold the drug maker accountable.
Attorneys with the Jones Law Group have helped plaintiffs in each of those types of cases, and we welcome opportunities to fight for adults and children who have suffered at the hands of pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, we will help families who have lost someone who was killed by a defective or dangerous drug. You can call us at (614) 545-9998 to discuss your possible lawsuit. We also take appointments online through this contact form.
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