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Understanding the Vaccine Injury Claim Process

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery for individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. While the VICP is a federal government program, the process of filing a vaccine injury claim is very different from the process of filing under other government … Continue reading

Seeking Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering After a Vaccine Injury

Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries can recover financial compensation for their out-of-pocket costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering. In many cases, compensation for pain and suffering will make up the largest portion of a claimant’s award. However, recovering compensation for pain and … 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

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 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

Can The Flu Shot Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Despite being generally safe for most people, the annual flu shot carries certain risks. This includes the risk of being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (also known as “Guillain Barre” or “GBS”). Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a potentially serious medical condition with several different variants. For individuals diagnosed with Guillain Barre after a flu shot, their prognosis … 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 is Involved in Filing a Vaccine Injury Claim?

For individuals and families who are struggling to cope with the effects of vaccine-related injuries, financial relief is available through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is funded by an excise tax on vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it has paid more than $4 … 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

7 Key Facts about the Annual Flu Shot

The 2020-2021 flu season is approaching, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently released their recommendations for the formulations of the annual flu shot heading into next year. Here, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant answers some frequently-asked questions about flu season, the annual flu shot and the potential risks associated … Continue reading

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