Vijayalakshmi Mururigiah and her husband Karian Ragavan filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 21, against Merck & co., indicating that she developed a number of serious health problems due to the side effects of shingles vaccine including the shingles injury, the vaccine was designed to prevent.
According to the plaintiff, the defendant sold a dangerous vaccine injection for prevention of shingles, which contained a version of the live virus that was not sufficiently weakened to prevent reactivation of the dormant virus in older adults. The lawsuit indicated that plaintiff received a Zostavax injection for the prevention of shingles in December 2016.After receiving the vaccine, she developed sharp tingling, burning pain on her left shoulder and was diagnosed with shingles, vertigo, and postherpetic polyneuropathy.
Hundreds of similar Zostavax lawsuit are filed by individuals nationwide. Zostavax is replaced by a new Shingrix vaccine, which does not involve the use of live virus and is widely viewed as a safer product.
Zostavax litigation is centralized before U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under MDL No. 2848.