Thimerosal is a preservative that has been used since the 1930s to prevent bacterial contamination in some children’s vaccines, including some varieties of DPT, DTaP, Hib and HepB. It contains 49% ethylmercury, a type of mercury which is a neurotoxin and which causes severe reactions including death at very high doses.
Thimerosal has been known to cause neurological problems including autism, pediatric death and seizure disorders. Following recommendations of the Public Health Service in 1999, it was removed from nearly all vaccines, but it is still possible for individuals to be given vaccines containing Thimerosal.
Any claims regarding Thimerosal must first be filed with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Created by the National Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, it is the Federal no-fault system designed to compensate individuals who have been injured by vaccinations. In the case of a vaccine-related injury, claims must be filed within 36 months of the first symptoms appearing; in the case of a death, the claim must be filed within 48 months of the onset of the injury and within 24 months of the death.
Williams Kherkher can help with your claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and, in some cases, by filing a traditional lawsuit against the vaccine manufacturers.
You can get more information at the Vaccine Injury Alliance website.