Blood Disorder Vaccine Injury Attorneys in Sioux City, Iowa,
Serving Clients Across the United States
Following a covered vaccine, we help people who have suffered a blood disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura. The condition is also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, or ITP. ITP is an autoimmune disease that causes a low blood platelet count which affects clotting and can result in internal bleeding and external bleeding underneath or from the skin. Besides abnormally low platelet counts, signs of ITP include:
Purple bruises called purpura (PURR-purr-ah) on the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth Tiny red or purple dots on the skin, called petechiae (peh-TEE-kee-ay), which may look like a rash Nosebleeds Bleeding from the gums during dental work or other bleeding that is hard to stop
These symptoms often lead persons to seek medical attention, leading to testing and diagnosis of ITP.
Have You Suffered a Blood Disorder From a Vaccine?
ITP is a rare disorder but is a known side effect of vaccines containing the measles virus, including the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Although studies have indicated no increased risk of ITP from other vaccines, the Program has compensated persons following seasonal influenza (flu), hepatitis A (Hep A), varicella (chicken pox), human papillomavirus (HPV, including Gardasil), and tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines.
Criteria for Recovering an ITP Claim
Most claims based upon ITP involve the onset of the first symptoms between 7 and 30 days. To recover, ITP or its residual effects must meet one of three criteria: (1) lasted at least 6 months after the date of the vaccination, (2) resulted in you being in a hospital where you were required to have surgery, or (3) resulted in death.
Blood Disorder Vaccine Injury Attorneys
in Iowa Serving Clients Throughout the United States
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