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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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CDC and AAP Release Pediatric Vaccine Recommendations for 2017

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated recommendations for childhood vaccinations. The new recommendations are effective for 2017; and, while they are largely similar to 2016’s recommendations, there are a few noteworthy changes. Important Changes to the Recommended Childhood Vaccines 1. Children Should Not … Continue reading

Do Vaccines Work? CDC Says Evidence is Conclusive

Although safe and effective for a majority of people, as with any medical treatment vaccines can be accompanied by a number of potential risks.  Ranging from short-term soreness and limited range of motion to more serious neurological effects, vaccine-related injuries and illnesses have varying levels of severity, with many requiring prompt medical treatment in order … Continue reading

CDC: Three Ways to Reduce Risk of Influenza

While, for most of us, getting the flu means suffering through discomfort and missing several days from school or work, influenza presents some serious potential health risks, and each year 12,000 to 56,000 people die from complications associated with the flu. To reduce the risk of infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue reading

Learn About Shoulder Pain or Injury That May Result Following the Annual Flu Vaccine

As we approach the peak of the 2016-2017 flu season, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging people to be vaccinated with the annual flu vaccine. Vaccination rates have been declining in recent years, and health officials are seeking to reverse this trend. Despite the 2015-2016 flu vaccination’s limited effectiveness, … Continue reading

Steps to Avoiding Shoulder Injuries Due to Vaccine

Vaccine-related shoulder injuries are avoidable. Since these injuries result from errors that occur during the administration of a vaccine, this means that (i) all vaccine recipients are equally at risk, and (ii) it is possible to avoid these injuries by following the appropriate protocols. For medical professionals who administer vaccines, it is critical to know … Continue reading

Top Five Symptoms of Vaccine Shoulder Injuries

As we reported earlier this year, the Vaccine Court in Washington D.C. has recently seen an increase in compensation claims involving shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (or “SIRVA”).  If you are preparing to get vaccinated or have recently received a vaccination, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of these potentially-dangerous … Continue reading

Combating Auto Immune Disorders – Learn about Common Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Among the body’s many complex systems is the immune system, which is designed to fight against bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances containing harmful molecules, called “antigens.” However, when the immune system fails to distinguish between antigens and healthy tissue, the body can begin to attack healthy tissue leading to an increased risk of infection. … Continue reading

Pain Following Vaccination? Why Waiting to Seek Treatment Is Never the Answer

Individuals who experience pain following vaccination may be tempted to try to wait out the pain, rather than seeking early treatment by their doctor.  In fact, while vaccine-related injuries are relatively rare in comparison to the number of vaccinations administered in the United States, hundreds – if not thousands – of people suffer from vaccine … Continue reading

Hurt By A Vaccine? How to File a Claim and Receive Compensation For Vaccine Injuries

For individuals who suffer injuries that are caused directly by vaccines or by errors during the vaccine administration process, there is a special government program that provides compensation without the need to file a traditional tort-based lawsuit against your doctor or the pharmaceutical company. This program is known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program … Continue reading

The Consequences of Vaccine Injuries – Life After ADEM

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare but serious neurological disorder that has been linked to the annual flu shot and vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ADEM after receiving a vaccination, experienced vaccine attorney Leah Durant is available to help you seek money for your injuries, at no financial cost to you. Continue reading

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