DTaP Vaccine Injury
DIPHTHERIA • TETANUS • PERTUSSIS
The DTaP vaccination protects infants and children from developing the bacteria-induced diseases, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis. These diseases are serious and can be prevented by vaccine administration. If you have experienced an injury as a result of the DTaP vaccine, our vaccine injury attorneys are equipped to help you navigate the complex process of recovering compensation for vaccine injuries related to DTaP. We are located in Virginia, but we help individuals in all 50 states, and our nationwide team has demonstrated success with vaccine injury cases.
It is recommended by the CDC that children should get 5 doses of DTaP vaccine, one dose that may also be given at the same time as other vaccines at each of the following ages:
Possible DTaP Reactions
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
This autoimmune bleeding disorder is defined by the presence of a platelet count below 150,000/µL with normal red and white blood cell indices and clinical manifestations, such as extensive bruising, petechiae, and/or spontaneous bleeding. Typically symptoms do not develop until platelet counts drop below 50,000/µL. More severe complications can occur, such as internal bleeding or bleeding into the brain, and these risks can be potentially fatal. In many ITP cases, there are no obvious or apparent causes or underlying disease (idiopathic), but the onset can occur after a vaccination, such as DTaP.
Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of the spinal cord, which often targets insulating material covering nerve cell fibers known as myelin. Transverse myelitis may result in injury across the spinal cord, affecting sensation below the injury. The disrupted transmission of nerve signals due to transverse myelitis can cause pain or other sensory problems, weakness or paralysis of muscle, or bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Transverse myelitis is not a specific injury listed in the Vaccine Injury Table. But this does not mean there is no possibility of compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.