Zostovax Lawsuit Information

Zostovax is a single-dose vaccine used to prevent shingles in adults ages 50 years or older. Zostavax contains a weakened chickenpox virus and works by helping the immune system protect people from getting the shingles virus. The vaccine is manufactured and marketed by American-based Merck & Co., Inc., one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

The most common side effects that were reported in clinical studies include headache and redness, pain, itching, swelling, hard lump, warmth or bruising where the shot was given.

Other reported side effects may include:

* Chickenpox
* Fever
* Hives at the injection site
* Joint pain
* Muscle pain
* Nausea
* Rash
* Rash at the injection site
* Shingles
* Swollen glands near the injection site that may last a few days to a few weeks

Allergic reactions occur as well. These reactions can be serious and may include difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Lawsuits filed in state and federal courts allege that Zostavax caused serious side effects, including blindness, paralysis, brain damage and death. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two black box warning changes to Zostavax labels over concerns of the development of chickenpox and shingles, the virus targeted by the vaccine. In 2016, the FDA expanded the vaccine’s warnings to include the potential side effect of vision damage caused by necrotizing retinitis, or inflammation of the eye, that may lead to blindness in some cases.

1-800-557-3304
Build Your Practice With

Mass Tort Leads

Strict Adherence to Intake Criteria

We strictly adhere to the intake criteria applicable to each product or device to ensure quality and maximize return on investment.

Strict Compliance

We take compliance seriously to ensure that you have no regulatory issues.

No Hidden Fees Ever

We never charge any set up or marketing fees beyond the actual lead cost.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram