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Common flu shot complications

In 2016, about 40% of Americans opted to get a flu shot to protect themselves from influenza viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While medical professionals strongly encourage people of all ages to get flu shots each year, the effectiveness of the vaccines and the complications that can arise are not well-known.

How effective is it?

What is SIRVA?

Getting a vaccination can be a good thing, unless you're one of the thousands of Americans who end up with a shoulder injury after receiving a flu shot or other vaccine. This painful condition, known as shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), is becoming increasingly common and can cause long-lasting health problems.

What causes SIRVA?

Truck-bus crash highlights wrongful death lawsuits

The fragility of life was on display recently in Texas. In late March, a pickup truck driven by a 20-year old male collided with a bus carrying 14 people from a church group. 13 of the 14 people in the bus died as a result of the crash, but the 20-year old male truck driver survived. The case is still under investigation, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Crashes like this, which affected members of a church in New Braunfels, near San Antonio, can be emotionally and financially devastating to loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, fatal crashes cost Texas residents nearly $1.5 million per fatality in medical bills and lost economic productivity. How can loved ones impacted by a deadly crash recoup the high financial costs?

How The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) Helps People

In those rare, but real instances where a vaccine has caused a serious side effect and someone is injured, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) offer people an expedited path toward securing the compensation they deserve. The VICP was introduced in 1988 with the goal of reducing the number of lawsuits and preventing shortages of vaccine.

Claims that go through the VICP do not need to prove negligence as is necessary in a normal lawsuit that goes through the courts. The VICP is a no-fault program where there is only a need to show the injury and that it was more likely than not caused by the vaccine. Having to prove less elements makes the case less complex and quicker to reach a final conclusion. This allows injured parties to secure compensation more quickly.

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