Vaccine Related Intussusception Lawyer

Intussusception Rotavirus Vaccine Lawyer

In addition to causing severe allergic reactions in children, the rotavirus vaccine is also known to promote intussusception, a disorder leading to intestinal blockage and possibly, peritonitis. If your child has suffered an intussusception rotavirus injury due to the rotavirus vaccine, compensation is available through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

An intestinal blockage resulting from abnormal folding and twisting of the intestine that inhibits passage of digested food, intussusception may also cause extensive tissue death due to blockage of blood flow. Verifiable reports of the rotavirus vaccine causing intussusception in children have increased the rates of success in fighting these cases under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Litigants represented by an intussusception/rotavirus vaccine lawyer typically receive compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other items of damages applicable under NVICP guidelines.

Symptoms of Intussusception

Children suffering possible intussusception after receiving a rotavirus vaccination may present the following symptoms:

  • Severe abdominal cramping/pain
  • Blood in bowel movements
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Not wanting to eat or drink
  • Lethargy
  • Dehydration

One of the most worrisome complications of intussusception is peritonitis, a serious infection occurring when a tiny hole called a perforation develops in the intestines and allows harmful bacteria to inflame stomach and other organ tissues. Unless peritonitis is promptly treated, bacteria can infiltrate the bloodstream and cause rapid sepsis, septic shock, and even death.

Why Do Doctors Recommend Children Get Vaccinated for Rotavirus?

Rotavirus is a highly contagious disease spread through contact with infected feces. A leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in babies and children, rotavirus “mini” epidemics, are typically seen in daycare centers and preschools where diapers are changed and children maintain a strong habit of putting their fingers in their mouths, eyes, and nose. Since the risk of suffering intussusception as a result of receiving the rotavirus vaccine is minimal, most pediatricians recommend that parents get their young children vaccinated against rotavirus, especially if they spend time in a daycare/preschool environment.

When You Need an Intussusception Rotavirus Vaccine Lawyer

In vaccine injury lawsuits, the burden of proof is “preponderance of the evidence” which reuires the victim of the vaccine injury to produce competent medical and scientific evidence supporting the elements of their case.  Once your intussusception rotavirus vaccine injury lawsuit has been filed, your lawyer and the Department of Justice lawyer defending the case will participate in limited “discovery”, or exchanging information to prepare their respective cases. With so many legal processes involved in any vaccine injury claim, people unfamiliar with the Vaccine Injury Compensation system may find themselves too stressed to continue litigating their claim or not experienced enough to understand the technical expert requirements for a successful case. That is where we can help develop your case, assemble the necessary documents and expert testimonies, and present your case aggressively and professionally for the best result possible.

Although complications rarely occur following a rotavirus vaccination, they can and do happen to a small number of children in the U.S. If your child has suffered serious injuries due to receiving the rotavirus vaccine, contact us today to get the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our services will not cost you a dime and any compensation awarded to you is 100 percent yours to keep. As licensed vaccine lawyers, we receive payment from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program upon resolution of your case and not from you.

Call Howie Law today at 866-828-2028 to discuss your case with an experienced VICP attorney. You can also submit facts of your case online and receive a response from us as soon as possible.