Zostavax is the only shingles vaccine currently on the market that contains a live herpes zoster virus. The virus is “weakened,” which is supposed to trigger an immune response without actually causing the disease. The problem is that Zostavax can actually cause shingles — the very same diseases it is supposed to prevent.
One serious complication associated with shingles — and with the Zostavax vaccine, according to complaints — is post-herpetic neuralgia, or nerve pain and damage caused by the virus. Patients with post-herpetic neuralgia suffer burning pain, throbbing, extreme sensitivity, itching, and numbness around the area of skin where the shingles outbreak initially occurred. This condition can last long after the shingles blisters clear up, according to Mayo Clinic. Those who suffer from post-herpetic neuralgia can also develop depression, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, lack of appetite, or difficulty concentrating.
If you or a loved one received the Zostavax Shingles Vaccine and later experienced:
You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.
There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.
Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death.
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