Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Side Effect Lawsuits

The risk of developing shingles—a virus that causes a painful, blistering skin rash—increases with age, especially in patients over 60. Zostavax, a single shot vaccine, is designed to help prevent adults from developing shingles for up to five years. Now in widespread use, the drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006.

Unfortunately for patients, Zostavax has also been linked to a variety of severe, potentially fatal side effects. Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough is now taking cases from patients harmed by this injection. Call (800) 210-8503 or contact our attorneys online now if you or a loved one are suffering from complications after receiving a Zostavax vaccination.

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Complications

You may be entitled to significant compensation if you or a loved one are suffering from any of these potential Zostavax complications:

  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Brain inflammation
  • Necrotizing retinitis
  • Vision loss or blindness
  • Shingles
  • Facial paralysis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Nerve damage
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Death

Vaccinations like Zostavax are supposed to help prevent serious illness, not increase the likelihood of serious side effects. Don’t suffer due to pharmaceutical company negligence. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we have more than 35 years of experience, and our nationwide drug injury lawyers are ready to put their knowledge to work to help protect your rights. Contact us online to get started.

Zostavax Receives Two FDA Black Box Warnings

A black box warning is the strictest warning issued by the FDA to alert doctors and their patients about serious drug hazards. In 2014, a black box warning was issued for Zostavax to include a potential risk of chickenpox or shingles after receiving the injection. Two years later, the FDA updated the black box warning to also include vision damage (necrotizing retinitis) as a potential side effect.

Zostavax Puts Sick or Immunocompromised Patients at Risk

Data shows that patients who are sick or immunocompromised at the time they receive Zostavax injections may be at risk of infection from the virus that makes the vaccine work. The infections that develop in these patients can be serious and lead to serious health complications or even death.

Get Help With Your Zostavax Side Effect Lawsuit

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury attorneys help victims nationwide, and we have the resources to fight for the best possible results for your Zostavax injury claim. If you or a loved one developed severe health complications after receiving a Zostavax shingles vaccine, call (800) 210-8503 or contact our 24/7 legal staff to get help now. We’re here around the clock to help protect your rights to the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Zostavax® is a registered trademark of Merck & Co. and is used here only to identify the product in question.

This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Merck & Co. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.