While flu shot injuries are rare, they do happen. If you have been diagnosed with a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), or any other vaccine-related injury or illness, it is important to speak with a flu vaccine injury lawyer. You have clear legal rights, and an experienced lawyer will be able to help you assert your rights effectively.
Your Rights After Being Diagnosed with a Flu Vaccine Injury
Your rights after a flu vaccine injury are governed by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a federal government program that provides compensation to individuals and families coping with the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. Vaccine recipients’ rights under the VICP include:
1. The Right to File a “No-Fault” Claim
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program provides “no-fault” compensation to eligible flu shot recipients. Unlike seeking compensation for a vehicle collision or other accident, you do not need to prove that someone else was at fault to secure a financial recovery when seeking compensation for a flu vaccine injury.
If you have been diagnosed with a qualifying injury or illness and first experienced symptoms within the timeframe specified on the VICP’s Vaccine Injury Table, you are eligible to receive compensation under the VICP. Even if your injury is not listed on the Vaccine Injury Table, you may still be able to file a claim with the help of a flu vaccine injury lawyer—you will just need to be able to prove that your injury is vaccine-related.
2. The Right to Just Compensation for Your Injury
If you are eligible to file a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, you have the right to receive compensation for both the financial and non-financial effects of your injury or illness. Specifically, the VICP provides compensation for losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Prescriptions and other out-of-pocket costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
The VICP provides compensation for both present and future losses. As a result, when filing a claim under the program, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer who can accurately calculate the amount you are entitled to recover.
3. The Right to No-Cost Legal Representation
Finally, when you file a VICP claim, you have the right to no-cost legal representation. Unlike other types of cases in which lawyers charge contingency fees, for flu vaccine injury claims, lawyers receive payment directly from the VICP. Lawyers’ fees are calculated separately from the amounts they help their clients recover, so you will still receive the full amount of your award even if you hire a lawyer to represent you.
Discuss Your VICP Claim with Flu Vaccine Injury Lawyer Leah V. Durant
If you have been diagnosed with a flu shot injury, it will be important for you to speak with a lawyer promptly. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with national vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant, please call 202-800-1711 or inquire online today.
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.