Lawyer for Zostavax Lawsuits
Thousands of Zostovax lawsuits have been filed against manufacturer Merck & Co. for their failure to provide warnings of Zostavax’s dangerous side effects to date. Manufacturer Merck & Co. did not list certain known side effects until December 2014, almost eight years after the vaccine’s approval. Bellwether trials for the class action are set to start in November of 2020 and continuing into 2021. If you have suffered severe side effects as a result of taking Zostavax, talk to a Zostavax lawsuit lawyer today. You may have legal recourse. Call us at (713) 932-0777 to discuss your legal options.
What is Zostavax?
Zostavax is a vaccine used to prevent shingles in adults over the age of 50. It is not meant for children and works by boosting the body’s immunity against the shingle virus herpes zoster. Zostavax was the only approved shingles vaccine in America until October 2017. Zostavax is a single-dose injection. It uses a weakened form of the herpes zoster virus to trigger the immune system to respond. When it works properly, the vaccine works on about 50 percent of patients and only lasts about six years.
What Are the Side Effects Alleged in the Zostavax Lawsuits?
Dangerous known side effects associated with Zostavax include the development of shingles, eye disorders, and severe muscle pain. Other conditions alleged to be caused by Zostovax include:
- Acute Retinal Necrosis
- Bell’s Palsy
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Congestive heart failure
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Hearing loss
- Meniere’s Disease Death
- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
- Spinal cord inflammation
If you developed shingles between 21 days and one year after being administered the Zostavax vaccine, or within two years of receiving the Zostavax vaccine you were diagnosed with a qualifying condition, you may be eligible for the Zostovax class action. Call a lawyer who handles Zostovax lawsuits to learn more.
If you or a loved one has experienced any adverse side effects after receiving the Zostavax vaccine, you may be entitled to damages. Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is dedicated to helping victims get justice for injuries they suffer due to the negligence of others. Call us at (713) 932-0777 to set up a free consultation with a Zostavax lawsuit lawyer.