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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

Attorney Leah Durant Quoted in NBC Article Discussing SIRVA Compensation Claims

Our firm’s founder, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant, was recently quoted in an NBC 4 Washington article discussing compensation claims for shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). The article focused on the recent decision made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to remove SIRVA from the National Vaccine Injury … Continue reading

Should I Get a Flu Shot if I’ve Had an Adverse Reaction in the Past?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that most people get a flu shot each year. For the 2020-2021 flu season, the CDC says that, “[g]etting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.” But, what if you have had an adverse reaction to the flu shot in the past? Should you … Continue reading

FDA Approves New Meningococcal Vaccine, MenQuadfi, Manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new meningococcal vaccine for use in the United States. The new vaccine, MenQuadfi, is manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. MenQuadfi joins five other meningococcal vaccines that are currently approved for use in the U.S.: Menveo, Menactra, BEXSERO, TRUMENBA and Menomune-A/C/Y/W-135. It is indicated … 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

Reducing the Risk of SIRVA (and Its Long-Term Complications)

With a recent report concluding that vaccination errors account for more than half of all vaccine-related injuries, it is important for individuals who are getting vaccinated to be aware of the steps they (and their healthcare providers) can take to reduce the risk of shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). Understanding Shoulder Injuries Related … Continue reading

Is it Possible to Get Sick from the Flu Shot?

If you have heard of people getting sick shortly after getting the flu shot, you are not alone. It is a common misconception that the flu shot can cause influenza – so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found it necessary to dispel the rumor on its website: … Continue reading

Total VICP Payments Surpassed $4 Billion in Early 2019

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government program that provides a source of financial recovery for individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. While all vaccine-related injuries and illnesses are eligible for compensation under the VICP, most cases involve what are known as “on-table” injuries – medical conditions … Continue reading

New Study Confirms Flu Shot More Effective Than Prior Nasal Spray Vaccine

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) re-approved use of the nasal spray flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a recommendation that the nasal spray vaccine only be used as a “last resort” due to its low rate of effectiveness in prior years. Now, a … Continue reading

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