Siri & Glimstad has a dedicated team of national vaccine injury attorneys who represent children and adults injured by vaccines in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  Our firm handles vaccine injury cases originating in any of the 50 states.  This nationwide program was created by Congress to provide compensation for individuals injured by certain vaccines. You will not be responsible for any legal fees or costs associated with our representation.  Please note that strict time limits apply for filing a claim.  If you think that you have been injured by a vaccine, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.

The Program Has Paid Over $3.5 Billion Dollars For Vaccine Injuries

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Common Vaccine Injuries
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an inflammatory condition of the nervous system which damages myelin—the fatty white substance that surrounds and protects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
  • Anaphylaxis/Anaphylactic Shock: Anaphylaxis is a severe, acute allergic reaction that generally has a rapid onset. If left untreated, this condition could result in severe injury or death.
  • Brachial Neuritis: Brachial Neuritis (also known as Parsonage-Turner Syndrome) is inflammation of the nerves in the brachial plexus that causes sudden-onset shoulder and arm pain generally resulting in subsequent weakness or numbness.
  • Chronic Arthritis: Chronic Arthritis is persistent joint swelling with at least two additional manifestations of warmth, tenderness, pain with movement, or limited range of motion, lasting at least 6 months.
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP): Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder which causes progressive weakness in the arms and legs due to damage to the myelin sheath of the peripheral nerves.
  • Encephalitis/ Encephalopathy: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain often caused by an infection that results in altered brain function or structure (encephalopathy).
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disorder in which your peripheral immune system attacks your nerve cells leading to severe muscle weakness and sometimes, paralysis.
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP): Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks its own platelets.
  • Intussusception: Intussusception is a serious condition where a part of your intestine (usually the small intestine) slides insides the adjacent part (this is also known as telescoping).
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis: Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is an autoimmune disease in children that causes skin rash (dermato) and muscle inflammation (myositis) resulting in muscle weakness.
  • Narcolepsy: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis, and hallucinations. In some cases, episodes of partial or total loss of muscle control have been reported.
  • Neuromyelitis Optica: Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is an autoimmune disorder in which immune system cells and antibodies primarily attack the optic nerves and the spinal cord.
  • Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA): SIRVA or Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration is an injury to the shoulder that can cause pain and limited range of motion occurring after the administration of an injected vaccine.
  • Transverse Myelitis: Transverse Myelitis is neurological disorder characterized as inflammation of the spinal cord which can interrupt communications between nerve fibers in the spinal cord leading to pain and weakness.

Other Common Reactions Following Vaccines Include:

  • Hospitalization
  • Paralysis
  • Vasovagal Syncope (fainting)
  • Seizures
  • Surgery
  • Death
Covered Vaccines


The vaccines included on the Vaccine Injury Table include:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, P, DTP-Hib, Td, or TT)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR, MM, MMRV)
  • Polio Live Virus (OPV)
  • Polio Inactivated Virus (IPV)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Haemophilus Influenza type b (Hib)
  • Varicella Vaccines (Chickenpox)
  • Rotavirus Vaccines
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A Vaccines
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccines (flu)
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccines (HPV)
  • *Any combination of the above vaccines; or
  • Any vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine administration to children, after publication by the Secretary of notice of coverage.