Shingles Vaccine Lawsuits
Shingles is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus in the body that can result in a painful, blistering rash. Shingles is most common in adults over the age of 50 and can affect anyone who’s had chickenpox in their lifetime. In 2006, the FDA approved Merck & Co.’s shingles vaccine, Zostavax, for adults 50 years of age and older. However, since its release Merck has had to make a number of FDA approved additions to the warning label. Some of the additional side effects include, an eye disorder; necrotizing retinitis and shingles. Lawsuits are now being filed against the pharmaceutical giant, Merck, by those who have suffered injuries related to the Zostavax vaccine, claiming defective design, negligence and failure to warn.