Merck Faces Shingle Vaccination Side Effects Lawsuit in Growing MDL
Merck & Co., Inc., makers of the Zostavax vaccine, are facing a recent shingle vaccination side effects lawsuit filed by a Florida resident who says that despite receiving the vaccine he still contracted the virus.
Plaintiff Ronald B. filed his lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court, joining thousands of others in an increasing multidistrict litigation (MDL) filed against Merck.
Ronald says that on Dec. 26, 2016, he was inoculated with the Zostavax vaccine to prevent the development of shingles (herpes zoster).
However, soon after receiving the vaccine, he says that he began to suffer from several severe side effects. Ronald says he started feeling an intense amount of fatigue, developed headaches, and felt a sensation of “his nerve endings ‘shooting off’ throughout his whole body.”
Several lawsuits have been filed against Merck over allegations that not only does the Zostavax vaccination cause severe side effects such as brain damage, liver failure, paralysis, and blindness, but that it may also cause the one thing that it’s supposed to prevent: shingles.
Zostavax’s manufacturer Merck, as well as its owner Bayer, are now facing lawsuits accusing the companies of failing to warn consumers about potential adverse side effects and complications of the shingles vaccine.