If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury or illness, gathering information about your situation can help you start to feel more comfortable and make smart decisions about seeking medical care and protecting your family’s legal rights. These answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs) are a good place to start:
FAQs: Understanding Your Rights Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
In these FAQ answers, firm founder and vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant explains what vaccine recipients need to know about VICP eligibility and the costs of filing a claim under the program:
FAQs: The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) on Filing a Claim Under the VICP
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is the division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) responsible for administering the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. On its FAQs page, the HRSA answers some common questions about claims related to specific vaccines and vaccine-related injuries:
FAQs: Understanding the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
Although separate and serving a distinct purpose from the VICP, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is an important government resource for individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. On its website, DHHS provides an overview of VAERS in FAQ format:
FAQs: Vaccine Answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are responsible for informing the public about the safety and risk factors associated with vaccination. The CDC has published several pages of FAQs written for parents and other vaccine recipients:
- Infant Immunization FAQs
- FAQs about Vaccine Safety
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) Frequently-Asked Questions
- Influenza-Related Questions & Answers
FAQs: Vaccine Reactions and Vaccine Injury Compensation
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to sharing, “information on diseases and vaccine science, policy, law and the ethical principle of informed consent.” Its website includes several lists of FAQs and other resources, including:
- Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccine Reactions
- Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccine Injury Compensation
When reviewing these FAQs (and any other free resources online), it is important to remember that they provide general information only, and the answers they provide may or may not be directly relevant to your personal circumstances. If you would like personalized legal advice about filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), we encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation at the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC
To schedule your free initial consultation with national vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant, please call 202-800-1711 or tell us how to reach you online. With offices in Washington D.C,. just blocks from the Vaccine Court, our firm represents vaccine recipients nationwide in claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Leah Durant Bio
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 the other attorneys in her firm 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.