The first symptom is often intense shoulder pain. It may seem to have come out of nowhere, and it can last days or even weeks. No sudden trauma or accident directly caused the pain. But if you had a vaccine in the last one or two weeks, that vaccine may have been the cause of the pain you are experiencing.
Brachial neuritis, which is also known as Parsonage Turner Syndrome, is a condition that causes shoulder pain, weakness in the extremities and limited arm motion. It is a rare condition that is often misdiagnosed as another type of shoulder injury. However, studies have shown that this condition can result from the injection of a vaccine. This condition is treatable, and victims often recover over time.
Which vaccines can cause brachial neuritis?
Vaccines that have been known to cause this condition include:
- Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines
- Diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines (dTap and Tdap)
- Influenza (flu) vaccines
What should you do about your condition?
If you suspect that you have developed brachial neuritis as a result of a vaccine, you should seek medical treatment and make sure your doctor is aware of the vaccine you received. You can also seek compensation for your injuries through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This federal program provides compensation for individuals who have been injured as a result of a vaccine. An attorney can guide you through this legal process and help you secure the compensation you need to cover medical bills and other expenses related to your injuries.