Approximately 150 million people get vaccinated for the flu every year. For the most part these people carry on with their lives and experience the benefits of immunity to whatever strain of flu is most prevalent that season.
Others, unfortunately, find themselves suffering from an unexpected flu vaccine injury. When this happens, you may not be sure what to do.
The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
No Attorney Fees Upfront
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault compensation system that allows victims of flu vaccine and other vaccine injuries to obtain compensation without paying an attorney’s fees upfront.
In any other medical claim, you might have to pursue a traditional medical malpractice suit, expending precious resources on attorney’s fees and spending months if not years tied up in litigation — all with no guarantee of compensation.
The Program has a trust fund that pays victims of eligible injuries without the time, expense, and added stress of traditional tort litigation. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault compensation program allows your attorney seek compensation on your behalf at no upfront cost to you. Our Firm pays all filing fees and costs related to your vaccine claim, so that all case related fees are charged to the vaccine injury compensation fund, and not your pocket.
Flu vaccine injuries are eligible for compensation under certain circumstances. In order to receive compensation, a patient must have received a vaccine in the United States that is covered by the vaccine program. He or she must have experienced an injury that has lasted for at least six months or required hospitalization and medical intervention such as surgery. A full list of vaccines covered by the vaccine injury program can be accessed by viewing the vaccine injury table.
For most individuals, vaccines are a perfectly safe way to guard against disease, including the flu. But for those individuals who experiences side effects or adverse reactions from their flu shot, relief is available in the form of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
If the administration of your flu vaccine has caused you to suffer a case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), AMAN, CIDP, or shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (or SIRVA), it is likely that your injuries may be covered by the fund.
Contact our offices immediately if you have been diagnosed or suspect you are suffering from shoulder pain in the joints, muscles or elsewhere; frozen shoulder; a torn rotator cuff; bursitis or tendonitis after receiving a flu vaccine.
You may also experience nerve damage from the improper administration of a shot. This pain will be severe and may cause weakness in the arm. This is also a form of SIRVA and is covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
We also help people who have been diagnosed or are suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). This rare immune disorder causes the body to attack its own muscles and nerves. The disease is of unknown origin in many cases, but may be linked to flu vaccines.
Contact our vaccine attorney immediately if you believe your Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) was caused by a recent flu vaccine. Compensation may be available for you.
What Compensation Covers
If your injury is the result of a flu vaccine, we may be able to assist you in obtaining compensation for a variety of expenses and losses. Some of these may include medical bills, rehabilitation, prescription medication, medical devices, in-home care, physical rehabilitation and lost wages.
If a patient has suffered wrongful death, compensation may extend to funeral expenses and other psychological expenses or compensation for the surviving claimant.
Again, this compensation is available to claimants with no upfront attorney fees. The fund compensates your attorney, too.
If you have suffered from a negative shot reaction, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, shoulder pain, or any other illness following a flu shot, please contact us today. Vaccine attorney Leah Durant is available to speak with you to evaluate your claim at no charge. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is available to serve clients injured by vaccines in all 50 states at no financial cost to them.