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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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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

When Can Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) Be Linked to a Flu Shot?

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (also called “GBS” and “Guillain Barre”) is a rare autoimmune disorder that presently has no known cause and no known cure. However, there is a recognized link between Guillain Barre and the flu shot. Guillain Barre is an “on table” injury for the flu shot under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), … Continue reading

Are You Eligible to Receive a Vaccine Injury Settlement?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) pays financial compensation to individuals and families who are coping with the effects of qualifying vaccine injuries, and most successful VICP claims are resolved via settlement. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, are you eligible to receive a vaccine injury settlement? In this article, national … Continue reading

How Does the VICP Calculate Compensation for Vaccine Injuries?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery for many individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. But, filing a successful VICP claim is not easy, and one of the most challenging aspects of filing a successful claim is determining how much you … Continue reading

Signs of Flu Shot Injuries in Children

It’s back-to-school season, and that means many parents are taking their children for their annual flu shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend vaccination against influenza for most children—with only very limited exceptions for those who are at high risk for severe adverse reactions. Unfortunately, while extremely rare, flu shot injuries do … Continue reading

CDC Releases FAQs for 2021-2022 Flu Season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021-2022 flu season. From getting the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time to dealing with pain after a flu shot, here are some highlights of what the CDC wants the public to know: … Continue reading

Filing a VICP Claim if You Have Lost a Loved One to a Vaccine Injury or Illness

When a family tragically loses a loved one to a vaccine-related injury or illness, filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery. While no amount of money will ever truly be enough, securing financial compensation can assist with the coping process, and it can provide much-needed … Continue reading

Signs and Symptoms of Pneumonia Vaccine Injuries

Pneumonia vaccines have been available in the United States since the 1970s. Today, the CDC recommends a four-dose pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) for children under the age of 18 months, and it recommends additional pneumonia vaccines for older children and adults with certain indications. Unfortunately, while pneumonia vaccines are safe for the vast majority of … Continue reading

Understanding the Vaccine Injury Claim Process

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery for individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. While the VICP is a federal government program, the process of filing a vaccine injury claim is very different from the process of filing under other government … Continue reading

Seeking Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering After a Vaccine Injury

Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries can recover financial compensation for their out-of-pocket costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering. In many cases, compensation for pain and suffering will make up the largest portion of a claimant’s award. However, recovering compensation for pain and … Continue reading

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