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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 Long Do You Have to Seek Financial Compensation for SIRVA?

If you have been diagnosed with brachial neuritis, shoulder bursitis or any other type of shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), there is a lot you need to know. From dealing with unexpected medical bills to coping daily with chronic pain and physical limitations, a SIRVA diagnosis can impact nearly all aspects of your … Continue reading

A Comprehensive Review of Our VICP Claim Results in 2019

At the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, our practice is devoted to representing individuals and families in vaccine injury claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Each year, we handle hundreds of claims, and we recover millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and … Continue reading

What are “Pain and Suffering” Damages for a Vaccine Injury?

For adults and parents of children who are diagnosed with vaccine injuries, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery. Under the VICP, successful claimants are entitled to compensation for the medical bills and loss of income they incur as a result of their (or their children’s) injuries, and they … Continue reading

HRSA Releases English and Spanish Guides to Filing Vaccine Injury Claims

Despite its importance and the fact that it has paid more than $3.9 billion to vaccine recipients since 1989, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) remains relatively unknown. For individuals and families who have been affected by vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, the VICP provides a critical source of financial recovery; and, while some VICP … Continue reading

Vaccine Court Warns of Scams Targeting Vaccine Injury Claimants

Individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses have enough to worry about without having to be concerned that they could become victims of fraud. Unfortunately, some scam artists choose to target individuals who have filed claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and the Court of Federal Claims has issued … Continue reading

CDC Offers New Resources to Help Health Care Providers with Vaccinations

For individuals who get vaccinated, one of the greatest risks is not the risk of an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself, but rather the risk of an injury resulting from an error during the vaccination process. Awareness of shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) has grown significantly in recent years, and in 2018 … Continue reading

Reducing the Risk of SIRVA (and Its Long-Term Complications)

With a recent report concluding that vaccination errors account for more than half of all vaccine-related injuries, it is important for individuals who are getting vaccinated to be aware of the steps they (and their healthcare providers) can take to reduce the risk of shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). Understanding Shoulder Injuries Related … Continue reading

Vaccine Injury FAQs: Questions and Answers for Vaccine Recipients

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury or illness, gathering information about your situation can help you start to feel more comfortable and make smart decisions about seeking medical care and protecting your family’s legal rights. These answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs) are a good place to start: FAQs: … Continue reading

What Information Do You Need to File a VICP Claim?

In order to file a successful claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), it is necessary to submit all required information and comply with the filing requirements established by the Vaccine Court. Among all claims filed with the VICP, the largest portion of unsuccessful claims by far are denied due to basic mistakes … Continue reading

Understanding the Long-Term Costs of SIRVA

For many people, shoulder pain following a vaccination is an early symptom of Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration, or “SIRVA.” Awareness of SIRVA has been growing in recent years; and, in 2017, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) added SIRVA to the Vaccine Injury Table under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program … Continue reading

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