Thrombocytopenic Purpura & MMR Vaccine
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder that causes excessive bruising or bleeding due to a decreased number of platelets and the inability of blood to clot. Most cases are mild, although cases of intracranial hemorrhaging have been reported. Adults are at risk of chronic ITP1, whereas children primarily acquire acute ITP and recover within several weeks to months, even when cases are severe. Corticosteroids are the primary treatment for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, though in severe cases a platelet transfusion may be necessary.
Cases of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura have been linked to the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccination, though the risk of developing ITP is estimated to be 1 in 22,000.2
If you have been diagnosed with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura caused by the MMR vaccine, you may be qualified for compensation through the Vaccination Injury Compensation Program. Our vaccine injury attorneys will review your case and present it to the court to determine if your case meets the medical and legal criteria for compensation. Our services cost nothing to you, and our fees will not be taken out of your compensation.
Contact our vaccine injury attorneys today at 901-762-0535.