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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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How to Document Your Vaccine Injury Claim

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery for individuals diagnosed with vaccine injuries. Filing a vaccine injury claim under the VICP involves submitting a petition to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington D.C., and claimants must have adequate documentation to substantiate their petitions. Generally, when it comes … Continue reading

7 Signs That Shoulder Pain is Related to a Vaccination

Shoulder pain is among the most common side effects people experience after getting vaccinated. While this pain goes away for most people (usually in less than 48 hours), some vaccine recipients continue to experience pain for weeks or months—if not longer. If you are dealing with shoulder pain, it is important to know whether your … Continue reading

What Compensation is Available for ITP from a Vaccine?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a potentially serious blood disorder that has been linked to the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines for children and adults. When an MMR vaccine recipient’s ITP results in inpatient treatment or lasts six months or longer, the recipient (or the recipient’s family) may be eligible to file a claim … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

WHO Promotes World Immunization Week 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently celebrated World Immunization Week 2022. By recognizing World Immunization Week, the WHO “aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.” Here, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant discusses some of the highlights from the WHO’s … Continue reading

2021-2022 Flu Season Statistics

Flu season is coming to an end. While the flu virus continues to spread year-round, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize flu season as running from the beginning of October to the middle of May. In this article, we take a look at some statistics from the 2021-2022 flu season as … Continue reading

The HRSA has Released an Updated Vaccine Injury Table — What’s New?

Vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant discusses the January 3, 2022 revision to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program’s Vaccine Injury Table.
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Can I Get the Flu Shot if I’ve had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a potentially serious medical condition that affects the autoimmune system. While there is currently no known cure for GBS, many individuals who are diagnosed with GBS will see their symptoms subside over time, and the disorder can often be managed with appropriate care. But, since Guillain-Barre Syndrome can be related to … Continue reading

Understanding Bell’s Palsy as a Vaccine Injury

Bell’s palsy is an idiopathic condition that causes temporary paralysis or weakness on one side of the face. As the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) explains, Bell’s palsy “results from dysfunction of cranial nerve VII (facial nerve) which directs the muscles on one side of the face, including those that control eye … Continue reading

Looking Back at Our Vaccine Injury Claim Awards from 2021

In 2021, our firm helped more than 100 clients obtain compensation awards under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). In this article, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant takes a look back at some of our statistics from the year. 1. $9.9 Million in Compensation Awarded Our clients received a total of approximately $9.9 … Continue reading

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