Zostavax is a vaccine designed to reduce the rate of varicella herpes zoster, a viral disease more commonly know as shingles. Zostavax is essetially considered to be a super-sized dose of the chickenpox vaccine, as both shingles and chickenpox are caused by the same virus. The intent is to expose patients to a small dose of the virus, thus helping the body develop immunity to it without the patient getting sick.

In the case of Zostavax, however, some patients actually developed a more severe form of shingles that was both more painful and more difficult to treat. In some cases the nerve pain from this type of infection lasts even after the shingles themselves disappear. Others have reported vision problems, seizures, paralysis, hearing loss, liver failure, and numerous other negative effects following administration of Zostavax.

Zostavax’s manufacturer Merck Pharmaceuticals is alleged to have negligently failed to warn the public about the serious risks associated with taking this vaccine. If you or someone you love developed shingles between three weeks to 12 months after receiving the Zostavax vaccine, or were diagnosed with a serious condition which your physician relates to Zostavax, you could be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit.
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