Blood conditions can occur in many parts of your circulatory system, including your red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow and more. If you have a blood condition, it can affect your overall health.
Although rare, certain vaccines may cause blood conditions such as immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). This condition causes bleeding from the nose or gums, blood in the urine or feces and other symptoms.
Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura and Vaccines
Immune thrombocytopenia purpura, or ITP, usually happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks blood platelets. When platelets drop well below normal levels, blood clotting is reduced. ITP can lead to excessive bleeding and bruising.
Symptoms of ITP include:
- Bleeding from the nose or gums
- Blood in the urine or feces
- Blotches and bruises
- Red spots called petechiae on the skin
If you have symptoms of this condition after a vaccination, see a doctor right away.
How We Can Help With Your Blood Condition Injury Claim
Blood conditions caused by a vaccine may be serious, and you might be eligible for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Sands Anderson vaccine injury attorneys are committed to getting you compensation you deserve for you injury—at no cost to you. We provide personalized service every step of the way. And since one of our attorneys is also a physician, we can also advise you about the medical aspects of your injury.
Our extensive experience with VICP claims is demonstrated by the compensation we’ve secured for our clients. You can trust that we’ll do everything possible to maximize your compensation.