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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.


PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT provide Covid-vaccine mandate exemption assistance. No exceptions. We are a law firm based in Richmond, Virginia handling rare vaccine injury claims through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.


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.


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.

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The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a federal Vaccine Injury Fund that provides cash awards to individuals injured by vaccines.

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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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If you or a loved one are injured by a vaccine or a vaccine has caused the death of a loved one, there is a program set up by Congress to provide compensation for that injury or death. The program is called the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and asking for compensation is a little like a lawsuit. There are, however, important differences. One difference is how compensation is calculated and the reasons for those calculations. The money you can recover, whether recovered through the VICP or through a typical lawsuit, is called, "damages." Damages refers to the specific types of harm for which you can receive money. In the VICP, victims of a vaccine injury can receive compensation for any wages that were lost because of the injury, any past out-of-pocket medical expenses (which were not reimbursable by insurance or another source), and actual future medical needs (also, which are not reimbursable by another source). For these (typically called "economic" damages) you can show these by receipts, tax returns, etc... There is a defined amount which you lost, spent, or will have to spend, and that can often be calculated with precision. Rawls Law Group National Vaccine Injury Lawyers #vaccines #vaccination #vaccineinjury #vaccinelawsuit #vaccinelaw #immunizations #fluvaccine #shoulderinjury #shouldertherapy 211 Rocketts Way Suite 100 Richmond, Virginia 23231 (877)838-4838

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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.

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