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Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA, SIRVA

How Long Do You Have to Seek Financial Compensation for SIRVA?

If you have been diagnosed with brachial neuritis, shoulder bursitis or any other type of shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), there is a lot you need to know. From dealing with unexpected medical bills to coping daily with chronic pain and physical limitations, a SIRVA diagnosis can impact nearly all aspects of your daily life. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP); but, in order to recover your losses, it is important that you speak with a vaccine lawyer as soon as possible

The Statute of Limitations for VICP Claims is Three Years…

Technically speaking, you have three years from the first onset or manifestation of symptoms to file your SIRVA claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This is what is known as the “statute of limitations.” If you file your VICP claim after the statute of limitations has expired, then you will not be entitled to compensation regardless of whether or not your shoulder injury otherwise qualifies you for payment. So, this is a critical deadline of which you need to be aware, and you must be absolutely certain to file your claim before the statute of limitations for your VICP claim expires.

…But, You Should Not Wait Any Longer than Absolutely Necessary.

However, while you have up to three years to file your claim, waiting any longer than absolutely necessary is ill-advised. Not only will waiting unnecessarily delay your receipt of payment, but it could also make it more difficult for you to recover maximum compensation under the VICP. In fact, if you delay certain steps in the process for too long, you could potentially jeopardize your entire claim for VICP benefits. Most people don’t have any reason to wait, but they will have every reason to begin the process of filing a VICP claim as soon as possible.

Hiring a Vaccine Lawyer is the Best Way to Protect Your Claim for Compensation.

Due to the time-sensitive nature of certain aspects of seeking financial compensation under the VICP – as well as the various legal and procedural issues involved in the process – most people will benefit greatly from hiring an experienced vaccine lawyer to represent them. Not only can an experienced vaccine lawyer help you avoid costly delays, but your lawyer should also be able to:

  • Accurately calculate your current and future SIRVA-related losses;
  • Negotiate with the federal government’s attorneys on your behalf; and,
  • If necessary, represent you in the Court of Federal Claims (also known as the “Vaccine Court”) in Washington D.C.

For more information about seeking financial compensation for SIRVA under the VICP, we encourage you to read: Filing a Vaccine Injury Claim: Tips to Consider Before Hiring a Vaccine Injury Lawyer.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with Vaccine Lawyer Leah V. Durant

If you would like to speak with an attorney about filing a SIRVA claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free initial consultation. To speak with national vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant in confidence, call 202-800-1711 or request an appointment online now.

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 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.


About Leah Durant

Leah Durant is a former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney who specializes in vaccine injury claims covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. These cases are filed before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (more commonly known as the “vaccine court”) in Washington, DC, where she has been admitted to practice since 2008. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Leah Durant is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and received her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Leah Durant’s legal practice concentrates on litigating complex vaccine injury and medical related cases. She has an extensive legal background and has experience representing individuals with complex medical claims.


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