Vaccines help to prevent the spread of serious diseases and protect you from harm. However, in rare cases, a vaccine can lead to serious side effects that can result in serious pain, lasting injuries and even fatalities.
If you are concerned that you may be suffering a serious side effect from a vaccine, there are some steps you can take to protect your rights. This includes:
- Get medical treatment as soon as possible. When you have lasting symptoms, it is important that you seek treatment from your doctor or a specialist. That way, you can be sure you get the care and medication you need to recover. With many vaccine side effects, treatment can be effective and you may be able to prevent further injury by getting help quickly.
- Document your treatment. At every stage of your treatment, take notes, keep copies of important documents and retain the names of all medical professionals you work with. This can help build your case later on if you need to bring a claim in court.
- Speak with an attorney. Certain types of vaccine injuries may qualify for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. An attorney with experience handling these types of cases can tell you if you qualify and explain the legal process for securing compensation.
By taking these steps, you can ensure that you receive the care and support you need.