Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit
Zostavax shingles lawsuit
People who developed shingles within six months of getting the shingles vaccine Zostavax may be entitled to compensation.
RPWB attorneys are reviewing the cases of people nationwide who developed shingles after taking the shingles vaccine, Zostavax. If you developed shingles within six months of getting the vaccine Zostavax, please contact us for a free, no obligation case review.
Why people are filing Zostavax shingles vaccine lawsuits?
For some patients, the Zostavax shingles vaccine caused the very thing it was intended to prevent. Zostavax used live attenuated strains of the shingles virus. The body is supposed to fight off the weakened version of the virus and develop immunity. However, in some cases, the virus jumpstarted dormant chicken pox and actually caused the person to develop shingles.
Even at its best, Zostavax was only effective for about 51 percent of the people who received the shingles vaccine, and was only effective in 18 percent of people 80 or older.
Injuries caused by the Zostavax shingles vaccine
People who received the Zostavax shingles vaccine between 2007 and 2017 and developed shingles within six months may be entitled to compensation.
The shingles caused by Zostavax also has led to a number of related injuries, including:
- Systematic Pain Syndrome
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Despite clear science showing that Zostavax can cause shingles, the drug’s manufacturer, Merck, did not add it to the list of potential side effects until 2014.
RPWB represents people throughout the country who were injured as a result of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices and other unsafe products. Our firm is well-known for its powerful role on behalf of consumers who rely on pharmaceutical companies for safe and effective treatments. We have been appointed lead counsel in seven large multi-district litigations and leadership positions in many more. Our attorneys are sensitive to the wishes of our clients yet tenacious and experienced enough to secure the compensation our clients need and deserve.
US News & World Report lists RPWB as a 2019 Best Law Firm. Sixteen of our attorneys were named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list, making us a top-rated product liability and mass tort law firm. For the past five years, The Legal 500 has named RPWB as one of the top six law firms in the United States for toxic torts. Many of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers as being among the best in their practice areas.
RPWB is a national plaintiff law firm with locations in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Barnwell, Columbia and Aiken, South Carolina, and Edwardsville, Illinois. We serve people throughout the entire United States.
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So far, more than 100 individual lawsuits have been filed against Merck for the vaccine Zostavax causing shingles and other serious side effects, including: stroke, lupus, meningitis, encephalomyelitis, systematic pain syndrome and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
These individual Zostavax lawsuits have been consolidated into the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where the first trials are scheduled for 2020.
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