Helping You Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you or a loved one was injured by the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, you should retain strong representation as soon as possible. A skilled attorney can file a personal injury claim on your behalf and pursue the fair and full compensation to which you are entitled. If you obtain compensation, you can help pay for expensive medical bills, past and future lost wages, disability-related bills, and more.

At The Greenwood Law Firm, our chickenpox vaccine attorneys in Houston are highly knowledgeable and effective in this complex practice area. Over the years that we have been representing clients, we have recovered compensation for many of our clients, and we can help you, too. Our legal team can proficiently guide you throughout every stage of the vaccine injury claims process while making sure your rights and best interests are completely protected.

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About the Chickenpox Vaccine & Potential Side Effects

The chickenpox vaccine, as its name implies, is intended to prevent the vaccinated individual from contracting chickenpox. This highly contagious disease causes blister-like, itchy rashes all over the infected person’s body, in addition to fever and fatigue. This can be extremely dangerous for pregnant women, children, babies, and people with weak immune systems.

Due to the extremely contagious nature of the varicella/chickenpox virus, children typically receive two doses of the vaccine: once between 12 and 15 months of age and another between 4 and 6 years old. Although it is rare, this vaccine can cause serious side effects in certain individuals.

Some potential side effects of the chickenpox vaccine include:

  • Fever

  • Death

  • Pneumonia

  • Low blood count

  • Severe brain reactions

  • Seizure (jerking or staring) caused by fever

  • Life-threatening allergic reaction at the injection site

  • Swelling, redness, or soreness (which may be severe)

  • Bumps or skin rashes, which may be contagious and last up to a month after vaccination

Ingredients in the Chickenpox Vaccine

Like most vaccines, the chickenpox vaccine contains a deactivated strain of the actual Varicella-Zoster virus to stimulate the production of antibodies that protect a person from contracting the actual disease during their lifetime. Additional preservatives and additives are added to the virus to prevent against bacteria growth and other issues. While these additives benefit the vaccine itself, certain individuals may experience an allergic reaction to these secondary ingredients.

While ingredients vary depending on the type (Varivax or ProQuad), most chickenpox vaccines contain the following ingredients:

  • Sucrose

  • Hydrolyzed gelatin

  • Monosodium L-glutamate

  • Sodium phosphate dibasic

  • Potassium phosphate monobasic

  • Potassium chloride

  • Components of MRC-5 cells (DNA, protein)

  • Bovine calf serum

  • Neomycin

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Our firm understands that you are likely going through an overwhelmingly difficult time in your life, which is why we will be with you every step of the way. Our legal team will give you sound legal counsel while helping you fight for the compensation you are owed. Our chickenpox vaccine attorneys in Houston are motivated by a genuine desire to assist our clients and will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals. As a result of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), we are able to represent clients for free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling us today.

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