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.
Not All Vaccines Are Covered
The Vaccination Injury Compensation Program mandates that only certain vaccines are covered. For a full list of covered vaccines, please click the link below. It is important to note that Lawyer’s fees are paid out of the Fund whether you win or lose, as long as the case was filed “in good faith and with a reasonable basis.”