Legal Funding May Help with Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits

Staff Writer | January 9th, 2019

A number of patients who received Zostavax as a vaccine for shingles have unfortunately been diagnosed with a very persistent strain of shingles since. In other words, the very vaccine that was supposed to spare them from shingles entirely has ended up with them having a form of it.

Zostavax Can Cause Reoccurrence of Shingles

As a result, multiple lawsuits are pending in courts nationwide alleging that Merck, the manufacturer of Zostavax, didn’t adequately research or test the vaccine, and also failed to sufficient warn the medical community and patients about the possibility of this side effect.

Early last year, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that Zostavax could in fact be a precipitating cause of rash or shingles. It required an update to the Information Statement on the vaccine. These actions were taken because patients had reported a significant number of reports concerning adverse events to the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

The vaccine first received FDA approval in 2006.

Do You Need Zostavax Lawsuit Funding?

If you are one of the patients whose shingles have painfully re-occurred after the Zostavax vaccine was administered, and you have brought a lawsuit, you and your loved ones could receive damages for your medical and healthcare bills, wages from work lost to the shingles illness, and more.

Legal cases do not resolve quickly, though. They can take a long time to go through the court system.

If you are damaged financially because of your illness, a legal loan can offer help you financially while the Zostavax cases go to trial.

Lawsuit funding may not be for everyone. For some plaintiffs, though, they can provide a valuable way to tide you and your loved ones over until a settlement occurs.

Benefits of Lawsuit Funding

Let’s look at the benefits of legal funding. It is different than a personal loan provided by a bank or credit union. Legal loans are nonrecourse. That means they are more like cash advances in the way they work.

If the case is settled in your favor, you will make loan payments to pay back the amount of the loan at a reasonable rate of interest.

If the case is decided for the defendants, however, you don’t owe anything. That’s not a typo. If you lose, you don’t owe anything back.

Legal loans can be used for any reasonable expense: housing payments, rent, groceries, transportation to work or school, health insurance, and more.

Plaintiffs need to have financial security during the tenure of a court case, because if they don’t, they can be very tempted to settle for less than you deserve, just to have some money.

Lawsuit funding can be granted in 24 hours. No credit check is required. No hidden costs are in the loans. These are cash advances on your future settlement. We offer the lowest rates in the industry.

Additional Resources:

  1. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What Everyone Should Know about Zostavax.
  2. Watson, Stephanie. New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need To Know. WebMD.