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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

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

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

When Can Parents Seek Compensation for a Chickenpox Vaccine Injury?

The chickenpox vaccine has proven to be highly effective since its introduction in the 1990s. Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that children receive the chickenpox vaccine in two doses—one administered at 12 to 15 months of age and another administered between the ages of 4 and 6. Unfortunately, while … Continue reading

HHS Terminates Effort to Limit VICP Coverage for SIRVA

Last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began implementing measures that would have removed shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) from the Vaccine Injury Table. The Vaccine Injury Table lists vaccine-related medical conditions that are eligible for compensation under the National Vaccine Compensation Program (VICP) without specific proof of causation. … 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

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

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

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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