Rotavirus Vaccine and Vaccine Injuries

Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotavirus is a highly contagious disease that mainly affects infants and children. Rotavirus causes diarrhea which can lead to life-threatening dehydration. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that the rotavirus vaccine protects 70% of children from rotavirus and is 90% effective at preventing severe cases.

The rotavirus vaccine is slightly different from other common vaccines. Instead of a needle injection, children receive drops of the rotavirus vaccine in their mouth.

Are You Eligible to File a Flu Vaccine Injury Claim?

There are some basic requirements to be eligible to file a claim in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program:

  1. The vaccine must be one of the types listed on the Vaccine Injury Table by the VICP. 
  2. The claim must be filed within the statute of limitations. That means you have a short window of time to file a claim. 
  3. The vaccine injury must last for at least 6 months after the vaccination was given.
  4. Or, the reaction to the vaccination resulted in a hospital stay and surgery
  5. Or, the reaction must have resulted in death. 
  6. You must file a claim within a certain period of time.  There is a statute of limitations to file in the NVICP. It’s best to discuss this with an attorney to know when the clock on your case started ticking. 

Intussusception Following Rotavirus Vaccination

Intussusception is a type of bowel obstruction that can happen after a rotavirus vaccine. What happens is a portion of the intestine gets sucked into another part of the intestines. Medical professionals sometimes call this process “telescoping” because a strip of the bowel becomes stuck up inside another layer of bowel.

Intussusception can lead to serious complications. It can cause food and fluid to get stuck inside the intestines, it can cut off circulation to a portion of the intestine, and can also cause the bowel to tear.

Kawasaki Disease Following Rotavirus Vaccination

Kawasaki disease, also called mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, or Kawasaki syndrome, causes swelling in some arteries. Though the exact cause of Kawasaki disease is not known, there have been cases of Kawasaki disease that developed following a rotavirus vaccination.

Kawasaki disease typically causes swelling in the lymph nodes, the insides of the mouth and nose, the throat, and the arteries that transport blood to the heart. The primary symptoms of Kawasaki disease are a very high fever, peeling of the skin (particularly on the hands and feet), red eyes, and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Because Kawasaki disease can affect the arteries that carry blood to the heart, serious cases of Kawasaki disease can cause heart problems.

Did Your Child Have a Reaction After the Rotavirus Vaccine?

There is a statute of limitations to file a claim. Do not wait to find out if you qualify. We may be able to help if your child got a vaccination between 2018 and 2020

How Our Vaccine Injury Attorneys Can Help

Maglio Christopher & Toale Law Firm currently represents hundreds of vaccine injury patients across the United States.

The attorneys at mctlaw have won more than $300-million in vaccine injury payouts and 100% of that money went directly to our clients. Our clients never pay a legal fee for our services, and we do not take any part of their financial award.

Not all attorneys are able to practice law before the Federal Vaccine Court. That’s why you should hire an attorney with extensive experience in this area of law. These are not simple personal injury cases. They are medically and scientifically complex.

About the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)

  • mctlaw successfully negotiated settlements for clients who developed intussusception after receiving a rotavirus vaccine.
  • Our attorneys won over $300 million in compensation awards for vaccine-injured clients
  • Over 1,000 successful claims across the United States are for past clients of mctlaw.
  • mctlaw recovered financial compensation for individuals injured by a rotavirus vaccine.
  • In 2011, mctlaw attorneys negotiated a $61 million compensation for the family of a young girl who, at only two months old, developed cerebral palsy, encephalopathy, seizure disorder, and cognitive delays after suffering a severe reaction to the DTaP vaccine.
  • In 2018, mctlaw attorneys negotiated a $101 million settlement for an infant who suffered a severe reaction to the MMR vaccine.

More Information About the Rotavirus Immunization

The rotavirus vaccine is given in 2 or 3 separate doses. The first dose is delivered at 2 months old and the second dose at 4 months old. The third dose, if applicable, is given at 6 months old.

There are currently two different types of rotavirus vaccines used in the United States: RotaTeq and Rotarix. Both of the rotavirus vaccines are given orally and cannot be administered after 8 months of age.

RotaTeq (RV5): The RotaTeq vaccine, also known as RV5, is distributed in three separate doses.

Rotarix (RV1): The Rotarix vaccine, also called RV1, is administered in two separate doses.

Content Reviewed by Isaiah Kalinowski - Vaccine Injury Lawyer