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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Answers to More FAQs about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government program that pays financial compensation to eligible vaccine recipients and families. If you have questions about filing a VICP claim, our FAQs page is a good place to start.

Here are some additional answers you may want to know from national vaccine injury attorney Leah V. Durant:

How Much Does it Cost to File a VICP Claim?

It costs nothing out of pocket to file a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program when you hire an attorney to represent you. Our firm covers all costs while your claim is pending, and we seek reimbursement from the VICP for these costs separately from your compensation award. This includes (but is not limited to) costs such as expert witness fees and travel expenses if it is necessary to appear before the vaccine court.

Do I Need to Hire a Vaccine Injury Attorney in My State?

No, you do not need to hire a vaccine injury attorney in your state. Our firm’s offices are located in Washington D.C. just blocks from the vaccine court, and this allows our firm to efficiently handle claims on behalf of individuals and families nationwide.

What Information Will My Vaccine Injury Attorney Need from Me?

The more information you can provide your attorney, the better. When scheduling initial consultations with new clients, we typically ask that they be prepared to provide information such as:

  • Vaccination records (for the vaccine that caused your vaccine injury or illness)
  • Medical records (for diagnosis and treatment of your vaccine injury or illness)
  • Bills, receipts or account statements showing all medical expenses incurred to date
  • Employment records showing all hours and days you have missed from work to date
  • Details about any other impacts your injury or illness has had on your life

But, if you don’t have all of this information right now, that’s okay. The most important thing is that you start the process as soon as possible. During your free initial consultation, we can explain what information we still need you to obtain and where you should be able to find it.

What Can I Expect from My Vaccine Injury Compensation Claim?

When you hire an attorney to represent you, you can expect your attorney to seek full compensation for your past, present and future losses. This includes compensation for both financial losses (i.e., medical bills and lost income) and non-financial losses (i.e., pain and suffering). Your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf; and, if the government makes a settlement offer, your attorney will help you make an informed decision. If you do not receive a satisfactory settlement offer, your attorney will fight for just compensation in the vaccine court.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with Vaccine Injury Attorney Leah V. Durant

If you believe you may be entitled to compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), your next step is to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with national vaccine injury attorney Leah V. Durant about your claim in confidence, please call 202-800-1711 or request an appointment 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.

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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