Vaccines are life-saving substances that can provide children and adults with protection against many serious diseases and illnesses. However, in some cases, errors or unintended side-effects can occur, leaving individuals with injuries or illnesses. If an adult or child suffers an injury following medication or vaccine, they may file a Maryland pharmaceutical error lawsuit.
The United States generally maintains the most effective and safe supply of vaccines and medications. In most cases, side effects of a vaccine are temporary and mild; however, patients may develop serious side effects in some cases. Some common vaccine injuries are severe allergic reactions, drug interaction injuries, unlisted side effects, seizures, and wrongful death. Proving that the actual vaccine caused an injury can be complicated; however, there are situations where administration or dosage may cause the victim’s injuries.
For example, recently, national news reports revealed that health officials inadvertently gave 42 people the Regeneron IV Covid treatment, instead of the Covid-19 immunization. The National Guard stated that the individuals were given the treatment intravenously at a vaccination clinic. All of the individuals who received the antibody treatment instead of the immunization have been contacted. Health officials explained that they do not believe that the patients face any risk of harm from the error. However, the Health Department is working with the National Guard to review its policies and procedures.
How Can Medication Error Victims Obtain Compensation from a Pharmacy?
Vaccine injury cases are often contentious and controversial, even amongst medical experts. However, a victim may be able to recover compensation even if they cannot prove that the vaccine actually caused the illness or injury. A victim may seek compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) or the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). However, these federal programs have many nuances and restrictions. For example, the VICP does not cover the COVID-19 vaccine, and the CICP does not cover the seasonal flu vaccine. Further, each program uses a vaccine injury table to determine whether a patient is entitled to compensation. It is vital that anyone who believes they suffered serious adverse reactions to a vaccine contact an attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.
Have You Suffered Injuries Because of a Maryland Pharmaceutical Error?
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries or died because of a Maryland pharmacy error, you should contact the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen. The attorneys at our law firm understand the amount of trust individuals put into pharmacies, doctors, and other medical providers. Medication, vaccine, and other pharmaceutical errors can cause lifelong, serious injuries or even death. Our attorneys have experience handling these types of complex Maryland pharmaceutical error lawsuits. Through our representation and advocacy, we have successfully recovered substantial amounts of compensation on behalf of our clients. Compensation in these cases often include payments for medical expenses, ongoing treatment, hospitalizations, rehabilitation, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses. Contact our office at (800) 654-1949, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Calling is free, and you will not be responsible for any costs associated with bringing a case unless we can help you recover compensation.