Zostavax Shingles Lawsuits in 2018 – File Your Claim Now

Drug Injury

Shingles is a disease that affects the nerves that contain dormant chickenpox virus which is reawakened later in life due to a weakened immune system. This disease presents as a rash on one side of the body, following the path of nerves on that side. The rash is red, raised and excruciatingly painful. Merck, a pharma giant, produces and sells a shingles vaccine which is an attenuated or weakened form of the chickenpox virus in order to get the body to build up resistance to the virus. Merck has recently come under fire after thousands of vaccine recipients who received the vaccine between 2006 and 2017 suffered adverse health events which left some with permanent, life-altering side-effects.

Are you looking for a law firm that handles Merck zostavax lawsuit claims? Call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 to find out what we can do for you. Merck shingles vaccine lawsuit claims are currently being filed across the country, with some of these being consolidated into MDL’s, a form of class action lawsuits. If you suffered a shingles vaccine injury, we can help: contact our shingles vaccine complaints lawyer at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation.

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Statistics

Merck sold or distributed over 30 million doses of its vaccine, Zostavax across the country for over a decade. Unbeknownst to patients, this vaccine was far from safe. Individuals who were administered the vaccine have suffered catastrophic injuries such as blindness, shingles, brain damage, paralysis and permanent nerve damage. The vaccine has been shown to only work in about 50 percent of patients who take it, and its effects only last about 5 to 6 years.

Other Zostavax side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Rash
  • Nausea

Individuals affected by adverse events following the administration of this vaccine have suffered Bell’s Palsy, vasculitis, stroke, congestive heart failure, autoimmune disorders such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome and hearing loss.

Shingles Vaccine Complaints Lead to MDL

Attorneys representing those affected allege that Merck knew or should have known about these serious side effects before releasing this medication to the public. As of August 2018, there are 98 Zostavax lawsuits pending in an MDL waiting to be heard in Pennsylvania by Judge Harvey Bartle III. There are hundreds more such lawsuits that are currently pending in New Jersey and California.

Lawsuit Against Merck Shingles Vaccine – We Can Help!

Regardless of where you are in the country, we can help. By filing a Zostavax lawsuit in 2018, you may be able to collect zostavax lawsuit settlements for damages that include things like the cost of medical treatment, loss of enjoyment of life, cost of rehabilitation, loss of companionship and so much more. Are you looking to file a shingles vaccine Merck lawsuit? Call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.