Zostavax Vaccine to prevent Shingles May Cause Serious Injuries

Merck & Co. Inc.’s shingles vaccine, Zostavax, allegedly causes blindness, facial paralysis, encephalitis, meningitis, loss of dexterity, liver failure and even death in some cases.

Pharmaceutical giant, Merck  & Co. Inc. makes the Zostavax vaccine which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 for the prevention of shingles.

Zostavax differs from other vaccines  in that it contains a live, but weakened form of the herpes zoster virus intended to activate the immune system. After fighting the weakened version of the virus, the body builds immunity. To prevent shingles, a viral infection, the shingles vaccine is prescribed.

Zostavax Allegedly May Cause the Development of Shingles

  • Shingles can cause painful blistering rash characterized on one side of the torso and/or face especially to immunocompromised patients including elderly or senior age patients or those undergoing cancer treatments or with weakened immune systems.
  • Some patients may have contracted the virus from the live shingles vaccine and have experienced serious post shingles-related injuries including post-herpetic neuralgia, retinal necrosis, keratitis and acute myelitis.

Failure To Warn Of Potential Dangerous Side Effects

The manufacturer, Merck & Co., Inc. allegedly knew about the vaccine’s dangerous side effects but failed to warn about the potential serious side effects of the Zostavax shingles vaccine.

Patients Have the Right To Know Potential Side Effects


Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm is now investigating Zostavax claims across the U.S. and is accepting Zostavax lawsuit cases in all 50 states.

We are experienced national trial lawyers fighting for patients who suffer debilitating side effects from the Zostavax vaccine.

Complaints are being handled on an individual basis, not a class action lawsuit. We work collectively with attorneys all over the country to fight for you.

Our attorneys will conduct a full investigation at no cost or obligation to you. You will not owe us any costs or fee, unless we can recover compensation for you.

If you or a loved one has suffered from shingles after receiving the Zostavax vaccine, call us at 800-862-3481 or fill out the contact form for your free, no risk consultation.

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