Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a potentially serious blood disorder that has been linked to the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines for children and adults. When an MMR vaccine recipient’s ITP results in inpatient treatment or lasts six months or longer, the recipient (or the recipient’s family) may be eligible to file a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
The VICP provides compensation to eligible individuals and families who have been diagnosed with ITP caused by an MMR immunization. Under the terms of the VICP, claimants can seek compensation for three primary categories of losses:
Claimants can also obtain compensation for certain other qualifying out-of-pocket costs. Crucially, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays compensation for eligible claimants’ current and future losses—and claimants’ future losses will far exceed their losses to date in many cases. When seeking compensation for ITP under the VICP, claimants should work closely with their attorneys to ensure that they are calculating their current and future losses correctly.
Another important aspect of the VICP is that it pays claimants’ legal fees separately from their awards of financial compensation. So, unlike personal injury cases in which claimants only receive a percentage of their settlement or verdict, in VICP cases claimants receive 100 percent of the amount awarded. Since an experienced attorney will be able to accurately calculate your losses and handle your case in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (also known as the Vaccine Court) on your behalf, it is strongly recommended that you seek legal representation for your ITP claim.
Note: The information on this page does not apply to COVID-19 vaccines Individuals who are diagnosed with ITP following the receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible to file VICP claims but must instead seek compensation under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).
If you would like to find out how much you may be able to recover for your (or your child’s) ITP diagnosis resulting from an MMR vaccine, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Leah V. Durant, please call 202-800-1711 or request an appointment online today.
Experienced litigation attorney Leah Durant focuses on representing clients in complex vaccine litigation matters. Leah Durant is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm based in Washington, DC. Leah Durant and her staff represent clients and their families who suffer from vaccine-related injuries, adverse vaccine reactions and vaccine-related deaths. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting individuals in recovering the highest level of compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.