Shoulder Injury Related To Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)

A shot in the arm can cause permanent injury. SIRVA is a vaccine-related injury. SIRVA stands for shoulder injury related to vaccine administration. Some vaccine recipients diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, brachial neuritis, brachial plexopathy or adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder syndrome) fall into the category of SIRVA cases. Vaccinations that can lead to SIRVA include almost any vaccine that is injected into the upper arm, including:

  • Tetanus toxoid
  • DTaP
  • Flu/influenza
  • Hepatitis B

The Ronan Law Firm represents people who have suffered a permanent arm or shoulder injury after receiving a vaccination in the arm or shoulder area. From our law office in Overland Park, we serve clients in Kansas, Missouri, and throughout the United States. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Why Does SIRVA Occur?

SIRVA has been reported after influenza and pneumococcal injections into the deltoid muscle. It is believed that SIRVA can be caused by improper positioning of the needle and/or over penetration of the needle into the deltoid muscle. It is also believed that a permanent shoulder injury can also occur when there is a vaccine injection into the synovial tissue surrounding the shoulder joint, which results in an immune-mediated inflammatory reaction.

Taking Action: Know Your Legal Options

Depending on the vaccine that you receive, you may be required to file your SIRVA case in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Attorney William P. Ronan is licensed to handle vaccine injury claims in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and has extensive experience in collecting and evaluating the evidence needed to prove that your shoulder injury was caused by vaccine administration.

If you have a SIRVA case, it is important to hire an attorney who understands the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program claims process. If your attorney attempts to file a case without first filing a claim through the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, your case could be dismissed. Importantly, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program may pay your attorney's fees, separate from any award that you may receive.

Contact SIRVA Attorney William P. Ronan.

To discuss your shoulder injury from vaccine administration case with an experienced attorney, call 913-624-9271 or fill out and submit our online contact form.

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