Brachial neuritis is a form of peripheral neuropathy that affects the chest, shoulder, arm and hand. In rare cases, the onset of brachial neuritis has followed the administration of tetanus-containing vaccines and other vaccinations.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who were diagnosed with brachial neuritis following vaccination. To learn if you might qualify for compensation, contact our vaccine injury lawyers by calling (888) 994-5118.
Peripheral neuropathy is a neurological disorder that affects the nerves responsible for carrying signals from the central nervous system to other parts of the body. Brachial neuritis, which may also be called brachial neuropathy or Parsonage Turner Syndrome, specifically affects the lower nerves of the brachial plexus, in the arm and hand.
There are two types of brachial neuritis:
Symptoms associated with brachial neuritis may include:
Brachial neuritis is a long-term condition, as symptoms generally resolve slowly over a period of months or even years. Corticosteroids may be prescribed for pain relief during this time.
If brachial neuritis occurs secondary to another injury, surgery to treat the underlying injury may be an option.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program’s (NVICP) Vaccine Injury Table lists brachial neuritis as a covered condition for vaccines that contain tetanus toxoids, including the DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, and TT vaccinations.
Under the NVICP’s guidelines, a vaccine injury is presumed to be covered if:
The time frame for the onset for brachial neuritis after having received a tetanus-containing vaccine is 2-28 days.
Victims of brachial neuritis may still be able to obtain compensation via the NVICP if they suspect the condition was caused by another type of vaccines. In fact, a review of the Court of Federal Claims website indicates that many brachial neuritis cases involving the flu vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine, and MMR vaccine have been settled through the program.
Victims of vaccine-related brachial neuritis may be entitled to compensation for:
To obtain your free, no-obligation vaccine injury consultation, please call our office today at (888) 994-5118.
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