Merck Sued In Philly Over Shingles Vaccine Injuries

Law360, Philadelphia (February 23, 2017, 1:44 PM EST) -- A Nevada woman claimed Wednesday she suffered high blood pressure, an eye injury and other side effects from Merck & Co.’s Zostavax shingles vaccine in what appears to be the first suit over the inoculation in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.

Plaintiff Jorja Bentley said in a complaint that the patient information sheet, label and prescribing information that accompanied the vaccine did not provide any warning of the risk of viral infection.

Bentley's complaint made reference to a number of reports since the vaccine’s introduction in 2006 connecting it to viral infections leading to disease of the central nervous system....

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