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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

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Resources from World Immunization Week 2020

Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Immunization Week during the last week of April. For 2020, the theme was #VaccinesWork for All, and the WHO focused its awareness campaign on, “how vaccines as well as the people who develop, deliver and receive them are . . . champions by working to protect … Continue reading

Can the Flu Shot Cause Optic Neuritis?

Optic neuritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve. This inflammation can cause pain and vision loss; and, as explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine, “[l]oss of vision in optic neuritis commonly reaches its maximum effect within a few days and starts improving within 4 to 12 weeks.” While the precise cause … 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

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

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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