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2021-2022 Flu Season Statistics

Flu season is coming to an end. While the flu virus continues to spread year-round, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize flu season as running from the beginning of October to the middle of May. In this article, we take a look at some statistics from the 2021-2022 flu season as … Continue reading

The HRSA has Released an Updated Vaccine Injury Table — What’s New?

Vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant discusses the January 3, 2022 revision to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program’s Vaccine Injury Table.
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Can I Get the Flu Shot if I’ve had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a potentially serious medical condition that affects the autoimmune system. While there is currently no known cure for GBS, many individuals who are diagnosed with GBS will see their symptoms subside over time, and the disorder can often be managed with appropriate care. But, since Guillain-Barre Syndrome can be related to … Continue reading

Understanding Bell’s Palsy as a Vaccine Injury

Bell’s palsy is an idiopathic condition that causes temporary paralysis or weakness on one side of the face. As the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) explains, Bell’s palsy “results from dysfunction of cranial nerve VII (facial nerve) which directs the muscles on one side of the face, including those that control eye … 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

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

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