National Zostavax Lawyers
What Is Zostavax?
Zostavax is a shingles vaccine that is manufactured by Merck & Co. It contains a small amount of a live virus called herpes zoster. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the drug as a preventative for shingles in May 2006. It was initially approved for use among adults ages 60 and up. Five years later, in March 2011, the FDA also approved it for adults ages 50 – 59.
Regulations & Restrictions for Zostavax
FDA reports show that Zostavax is effective in preventing shingles approximately 50 percent of the time in adults over 60 years old, but it has shown to be much less effective in adults over 80. The Administration recommends that people who belong in any of the following groups refrain from taking the vaccine:
Risks of Taking Zostavax
Though effective in preventing shingles in some cases, Zostavax poses serious risks to users, including:
Many Zostavax users have filed lawsuits against Merck & Co. for various offenses, including:
Bringing a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer can be daunting, but they may be the best way to recover the compensation you deserve following serious illness or injury due to the manufacturer’s negligence. Such complications can result in reduced earning potential, depleted personal savings, long-term medical expenses, and other monetary damages—but taking legal action against the manufacturer can help you make sure you don’t have to pay it all out of your own pocket.
Speak up as soon as possible if you or someone you love has been harmed while taking Zostavax and secure legal representation from an experienced dangerous drug attorney.
We Serve Injured People Throughout the United States
At Johnston Law Group, we advocate for people like you. We stand up for people who have followed the direction of negligent physicians and drug manufacturers and suffered as a result. If you have been hurt or fallen ill due Zostavax or another dangerous drug, we may be able to help you hold the responsible party accountable for the effects of their recklessness on your personal, financial, and professional life, starting with a free consultation.
- Adults under age 50
- People who are allergic to the vaccine
- People who are immunocompromised
- Blindness and eye disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Varying types of infections
- Breach of warranty
- Failing to properly label Zostavax and include warnings regarding potential side effects
- Fraudulently concealing information about the drug
- Negligently misrepresenting the drug
- Producing defective, dangerous, unsafe drugs for consumer use