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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

What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government initiative established in 1988 that provides a source of monetary recovery for individuals and families who have experienced vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. While the vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for adults and children are generally considered safe, injuries … 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

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

Glossary: Understanding Your Vaccine Injury Claim

While the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a simplified process for recovering financial compensation after a vaccine injury, understanding your rights – and what you need to do to protect them – can still be a challenge. If you have been diagnosed with a vaccine injury and are trying to learn about your … Continue reading

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