Protecting the Rights of Clients Injured by Zostavax and Other Dangerous Drugs
Zostavax is a vaccine intended to prevent the herpes zoster virus, also known as shingles, in older adults. However, some people who received the Zostavax virus instead developed a recurring strain of the virus, which is more difficult for doctors to treat that a usual case of shingles. Recent lawsuits against the manufacturer Merck allege that the vaccine is not properly balanced to prevent the disease.
When a large pharmaceutical company puts a vaccine on the market, the public should be able to trust that it is properly researched and tested to ensure it will be effective. If many users instead contract the disease they want to avoid, the manufacturer should pull the defective vaccine from the market. When this does not happen, people suffer unnecessary harm. If you contracted a serious case of shingles after a Zostavax administration, contact the Benner Law Firm in San Diego as soon as possible.
Common Zostavax Injuries
Over 1,000 people reported injuries stemming from the Zostavax vaccine, including at least 36 deaths. Some symptoms that users suffer include:
- Hearing and vision loss
- Cardiovascular problems
- Muscle and joint pain
- Lymph node disease
- Actinic keratosis
- Facial paralysis
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) weakness
- Severe cutaneous disease
- Brain inflammation (encephalitis)
Needless to say, victims injured by Zostavax require extensive medical treatment and incur significant losses. If you’ve suffered serious side effects or shingles, you may be able to join the patients already taking legal action.
Discuss Your Options with Our San Diego Zostavax Lawyer for Free
Standing up to large corporations can be intimidating. Let the Benner Law Firm stand up for your rights, as we know how mass tort claims work. To discuss a potential case for free, contact us online or call 619.595.6795 today.