If you received the Zostavax vaccine and contracted shingles shortly after, you are most likely eligible to file a lawsuit against Merck, the drug manufacturer. Lawsuits have already been filed against Merck over immediate and long-term side effects of the drug.
Plaintiffs claim that numerous reports were made to the FDA about the vaccine’s adverse side effects beginning in 2006 when the drug was first released. However, it wasn’t until 2014 that Merck added shingles as a potential side effect to the label, and a few years after that added eye disorders.
Plaintiffs allege that Merck knew about the drug’s dangers long before the label changes, but failed to improve it or properly warn patients and medical providers.
For many patients, Zostavax caused them to develop shingles, which led to other serious, long-term problems like vision loss, hearing loss, heart failure, paralysis, and chronic pain.
Merck also has a history of selling dangerous drugs without warnings to patients. In 2010, two former employees accused the company of asking them to tamper with clinical trial results in order to continue selling their mumps, measles and rubella vaccine. The vaccine’s efficiency rate was falling below 95 percent, which is the minimum required to keep a drug on the market.
Merck has a responsibility to create medications that perform as intended and to provide adequate warnings of potential complications. If you were injured due to Zostavax, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you believe you developed shingles as a result of Zostavax, our lawyers will review your medical records and your injuries in order to determine if you can file a lawsuit against Merck. If we can verify that you contracted shingles from Zostavax, you will be eligible to file your own individual dangerous drug lawsuit or join a class action lawsuit. We will advise you on the best decision based on your unique circumstance.
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