Brachial Neuritis from Vaccines: Causes, Effects and Claims Under the VICP

Brachial neuritis is a neurological condition that can cause symptoms lasting for months, and in some cases for several years. Since brachial impairs many people’s ability to work, it can prove extremely expensive, and it can also negatively impact many other aspects of people’s day-to-day lives. Fortunately, financial compensation is available in some cases, and those who have been diagnosed with brachial neuritis after receiving any type of tetanus vaccine should speak with a vaccine lawyer about their legal rights. Continue reading

Countdown to a Vaccine Injury Claim: How to Prepare for a Claim Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

For many individuals diagnosed with vaccine injuries, filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is an important step in the recovery process. The VICP covers injuries caused by most CDC-recommended vaccines—including injuries caused by adverse reactions and injuries caused by errors during vaccine administration. In this article, vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant explains the steps involved in preparing to file a claim under the VICP. Continue reading

How Can (and Should) Vaccine Administrators Improve the Immunization Experience?

Getting vaccinated should be a simple and straightforward process. There are clear procedures that vaccine administrators can (and should) follow when providing immunizations, and following these procedures can greatly reduce the risk of vaccine-related injuries. Vaccine administrators also can (and should) take steps to help reduce vaccination anxiety for both children and adults when necessary. Yet, many people still have a negative immunization experience, and some find themselves in need of an experienced vaccine injury attorney. Continue reading

10 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Recovering Vaccine Injury Compensation

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery for individuals and families affected by vaccine injuries. While the VICP is a federal government program, filing a successful VICP claim is unlike filing for benefits under more well-known programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. When filing a VICP claim, you must be able to prove your right to compensation and how much you are entitled to recover—and this makes it important to have an experienced vaccine injury attorney on your side. Continue reading

How Hard is It to File a Successful Vaccine Injury (VICP) Claim?

For individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, securing just compensation is an important part of the recovery process. Not only can these injuries and illnesses be incredibly expensive, but they can also impact all aspects of a person’s life.

What Vaccine Recipients Need to Know Before Filing a VICP Claim

In most cases, securing just compensation for a vaccine-related injury or illness involves filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). How hard is it to file a successful VICP claim? Vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant explains: Continue reading

What is the Difference Between the VAERS and the VICP?

When you or a loved one experiences a vaccine-related injury, filing a report helps the government assess the overall safety of the vaccines administered in the United States. Vaccine injury reports help agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) make informed decisions about future vaccine recommendations—and filing a report is one of the most important steps you can take to help protect yourself, your loved ones and others in the future. Continue reading

Can You Get Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from a Flu Shot?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a debilitating nerve condition that can impact all aspects of a person’s life. The symptoms of CRPS can last anywhere from months to years, and they can be permanent in some cases. Complex regional pain syndrome can have a variety of triggers, and, as the Mayo Clinic notes, “its cause isn’t clearly understood.” However, medical researchers have identified several cases of CRPS linked to the annual flu shot. Continue reading

What to Know if You’ve Been Diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica Following a Vaccination

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disease that has been linked to several CDC-recommended vaccines. While the specific reason why these vaccines cause polymyalgia rheumatica remains unknown, the link has been recognized in claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Continue reading

2022 Year-End Data for Vaccine Injury Claims Under the VICP

Each year, the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) publishes annual statistics on claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a federal program that pays financial compensation to eligible claimants who are coping with the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. Here, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant highlights some of the key figures from the HRSA’s 2022 year-end data for vaccine injury claims under the VICP: Continue reading

How Is a Flu Vaccine Injury Diagnosed?

Injuries from the flu shot are the most common type of vaccine-related injury. Of course, this is due in large part to the fact that the flu shot is the most common vaccine administered in the United States. Each year, around half of the U.S. population gets a flu shot, and a small percentage of flu shot recipients experience a flu vaccine injury. Continue reading