WHEN VACCINES CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY
In very rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem, such as a severe allergic reaction.
In these instances, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) may provide financial compensation to individuals who file a petition and are found to have been injured by a VICP-covered vaccine. Even in cases in which such a finding is not made, petitioners may receive compensation through a settlement. Our vaccine injury lawyers will help you through the legal process.
If your injury and/or condition is not on the Table, or if your injury and/or condition does not meet the Table requirements, you must prove through evidence such as expert witness testimony, medical records, or medical opinion that the vaccine caused the injury and/or condition. The vaccine injury lawyers at Rawls Law Group helps recover compensation for injuries associated with the vaccinations listed below:
Diphtheria (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, TT)
Haemophilus influenza type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (e.g., Hib)
Hepatitis A (e.g., HAV)
Hepatitis B (e.g., HBV)
Human papillomavirus (e.g., HPV)
Seasonal influenza (e.g., Flu)*
Measles (e.g., MMR)
Mumps (e.g., MMR, MR, M)
Meningococcal (e.g., MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C)**
Pertussis (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap)
Pneumococcal conjugate (e.g., PCV)
Polio (e.g., OPV or IPV)
Rotavirus (e.g., RV)
Rubella (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
Tetanus (e.g., Td)
Varicella (e.g., VAR)****
*Non-Seasonal Flu Vaccines are not VICP-covered vaccines.
**All other formulations of meningococcal vaccines, such as vaccines produced by recombinant DNA technology, are covered under the VICP in otherwise eligible individuals.
***Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV, PPV) is not a VICP-covered vaccine.
****Herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine is not a VICP-covered vaccine.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A VACCINE INJURY CASE?
You should consult with a vaccine injury attorney to know if you have a viable vaccine injury case. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program oversees a very complex area of the law and there are a lot of traps for the unwary.
We have an experienced team of vaccine injury lawyers and paralegals who will pour over your case to determine whether we can pursue a claim on your behalf and we can advise you on how much a successful claim might be compensated for.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a federal Vaccine Injury Fund that provides cash awards to individuals injured by vaccines.
RARE VACCINE INJURIES
While vaccines are necessary to maintain public health and safety, like any other form of medical treatment, they can cause serious health problems for some people. In fact, just last year, over 48,000 people reported adverse reactions and/or side effects from vaccinations to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
Vaccines save lives by preventing disease.
Most people who get vaccines have no serious problems. Vaccines, like any medicines, can cause side effects, but most are very rare and very mild. Some health problems that follow vaccinations are not caused by vaccines.
In very rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem, such as a severe allergic reaction. In this case, you it will be in your best interest to hire a vaccine injury lawyer. Your vaccine lawyer does not have to be local as these claims are brought to the Court of Federal Claims, in Washington, D.C.
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Legal Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure a disease. Nor is it intended as medical advice. The reader is responsible for their decisions and their health.