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With brachial neuritis, the nerves in your brachial plexus become inflamed and damaged. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that run from the lower cervical vertebrae of the spine (vertebrae C5, C6, C7, C8) to the shoulder, arm, and hand. When the nerves become inflamed, patients may experience a sharp, intense pain in their shoulder-area. If the nerves become damaged, the pain is often followed by weakness or numbness in the shoulder, arm, or hand.
Brachial neuritis is believed to be caused by the person’s immune system going haywire and attacking the nerves in the brachial plexus. Because vaccines contain viral proteins and adjuvants (designed to boost immune response), vaccines may cause the immune system to attack the nerves at the injection site, which is typically the shoulder.
The onset of brachial neuritis often occurs at night, with sudden shoulder pain. It often continues with loss of sensation and motor function on one side of the body, although it can be both.
Brachial neuritis has many other names that can refer to the same condition: acute brachial plexus neuropathy, neuralgic amyotrophy, and Parsonage-Turner syndrome.
Brachial neuritis is one of the conditions that is eligible for the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), a federal program designed to compensate people who were injured by a vaccine injection. Brachial neuritis patients may be able to recover their medical costs and lost earnings, and for emotional distress from the injury.
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If you got brachial neuritis shortly after a vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free consultations to people injured by vaccines.
What kinds of evidence will my brachial neuritis claims lawyer need to file a VICP claim?
Before filing your claim, it would be helpful to your brachial neuritis claims attorney for you to gather your medical records from the doctor that diagnosed the brachial neuritis; your vaccination records; and any diagnostic tests or scans that your doctor did to confirm the brachial neuritis diagnosis (such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or electrical nerve tests).. If you’ve done any treatments for brachial neuritis, such as physical therapy or surgery, your VICP lawyer will likely need those records as well, including the amount you paid for those treatments.
If your job has been affected by muscle weakness or inability to lift your arms over your head, your brachial neuritis claim lawyer may need records showing how much you earned before your vaccine injury.
Which vaccines are covered for a brachial neuritis claim?
The VICP program has a Vaccine Injury Table, and if your vaccine injury fits the table’s criteria, you are entitled to a presumption that a vaccine caused your injury, meaning that you won’t have to establish causation in Vaccine Court. The Department of Health and Human Services may even concede your case and immediately compensate you, if your brachial neuritis claim fits into the Vaccine Table criteria.
The Vaccine Table says that brachial neuritis will be presumed to be caused by a vaccine if it occurs: between 2 to 28 days after getting a vaccine that contains tetanus (such as DTaP).
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