Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that has been responsible for millions of deaths worldwide during the twentieth century. That being said, measles has also been a vaccine-preventable illness since 1963.
If you’ve been following any of the national news lately you’re aware of the recent resurgence of several measles outbreaks in parts of the country. These outbreaks are believed to have resulted from an increasing number of unvaccinated persons in the general population. Coincidentally, politicians from both sides of the fence have been waxing poetic about whether the federal government should have the ability to make parents have their children vaccinated against measles (and other pathogens) in the interest of public welfare. This debate is likely to continue long into the future.
Regardless of what side of the political fence you fall concerning the vaccination issue in general, or regarding governmental mandates about who should be vaccinated, the fact of the matter is that the chance of a person developing an adverse reaction to, or complication from, any vaccination is highly unlikely. That being said, if you were unfortunate enough to fall into the highly unlikely category and did have an adverse reaction to a vaccine, the National Vaccine injury Compensation Program may be a way for you to get help provided you meet certain criteria.
If you think you or someone you know has been injured by a vaccine, compensation for the injury may be available. To find out if you qualify to file a case under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program click here and let the vaccine litigation experts at RawlsMcNelis provide the answers.