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Basic information on SIRVA

SIRVA is an acronym for Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.

The most common cause of SIRVA is the seasonal flu shot. The syndrome starts when a vaccine is injected into the wrong part of the shoulder - too high on the shoulder or too deep into the muscle.

The nature of the vaccine is not itself to blame for the syndrome. Rather, it is the way the injection is done. Since tens of millions of people receive vaccines every year, some technicians are inexperienced or improperly trained.

Because of this large number, a handful of people are affected every year. The number of incidents are actually rising from year to year.

People who suffer from SIRVA really suffer. The ache associated with it is much sharper than the pain we associate with shots.

Range of motion can be severely limited. Typical presentations include inability to lift the arm, inability to do everyday things like reach for an item on a shelf. Typing or operating a cash register may even become a problem.

For people who suffer this problem, it is a life-changing event. Depending on the work you do, it can be disabling.

Frozen shoulders

In some cases it results in frozen shoulder syndrome, where the joint locks up. It can also lead to bursitis, tendinitis, injury to the rotator cuff and ulnar neuropathy.

If you wish to file a SIRVA claim, you cannot do it in state or federal courts. You must bring suit before a special court set up in the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Because of the specialized nature of these cases, most lawyers lack the knowledge and experience to present your claim. Schexnaydre Law Firm of Mandeville is one firm that handles SIRVA claims for victims of flu shot shoulder.

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