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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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Attorney Leah Durant Quoted in NBC Article Discussing SIRVA Compensation Claims

Our firm’s founder, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant, was recently quoted in an NBC 4 Washington article discussing compensation claims for shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). The article focused on the recent decision made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to remove SIRVA from the National Vaccine Injury … Continue reading

Should You Sue Your Doctor or Pharmacist for a Flu Shot Injury?

No one expects to experience serious complications from a vaccination. When you get a flu shot, at worst, you expect to experience mild pain in your shoulder and perhaps a slight fever. But, what if this is not the worst that happens? What if your symptoms progress, and what if your doctor diagnoses you with … Continue reading

What are Your Rights After a Flu Shot Injury?

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 … Continue reading

Can The Flu Shot Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Despite being generally safe for most people, the annual flu shot carries certain risks. This includes the risk of being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (also known as “Guillain Barre” or “GBS”). Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a potentially serious medical condition with several different variants. For individuals diagnosed with Guillain Barre after a flu shot, their prognosis … Continue reading

Flu Shot Injury Claims (2020-2021 Flu Season): What Do Parents and Other Adults Need to Know?

The annual flu shot is linked to several types of illnesses and injuries. While these illnesses and injuries are rare overall, due to the sheer number of flu shots administered in the United States, many adults and children experience flu shot-related medical conditions each year. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) receives hundreds of … Continue reading

Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines: VICP Should “Compassionately and Expeditiously” Provide Compensation for Vaccine Injuries

What is the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV)? The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a way for vaccine recipients and parents to recover compensation for vaccine-related injuries and illnesses without the need to file a traditional lawsuit against a healthcare provider or vaccine manufacturer. The VICP has several advisory committees that are … Continue reading

Should I Get a Flu Shot if I’ve Had an Adverse Reaction in the Past?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that most people get a flu shot each year. For the 2020-2021 flu season, the CDC says that, “[g]etting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.” But, what if you have had an adverse reaction to the flu shot in the past? Should you … Continue reading

What is the Statute of Limitations for Vaccine Injury Claims?

In most cases, recovering financial compensation for a vaccine injury involves filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). While the VICP is a federal government program that Congress established specifically for the purpose of making it easier to recover losses resulting from vaccine injuries. Filing a VICP claim is a judicial … Continue reading

HHS and CDC Promote 2020-2021 Flu Vaccine with “Boo the Flu” and #SleeveUp Campaigns

Flu season runs from October through May. In order to help prevent the flu from spreading, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone to get the flu shot (or consult with their doctor if they have concerns). This year, HHS and … Continue reading

What Programs are Available to Help Cover the Costs of Vaccination?

Depending on where you live and the specific vaccines that you or your children need, obtaining the immunizations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be expensive. This is especially true if you have multiple children who need multiple vaccines each year. If you have private health insurance, your policy … Continue reading

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