It’s hard to believe that 2021 is already coming to a close. While the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines dominated most of the vaccine-related headlines during the year, there were some notable stories unrelated to the pandemic as well. Here is a look back at some of the topics we covered and the information we shared throughout the year:
Vaccine Injury Claim Statistics for Year-End 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have had an effect on both the number of claims filed and the number of claims adjudicated under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 2020. We published an article covering VICP claim statistics in January. In March, we also published a summary of our vaccine injury claim results in 2020. Notably, the number of claims both filed and adjudicated increased significantly in 2021.
With Flu Numbers at Record Lows, the CDC Still Recommends Vaccination
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many Americans to stay at home, we saw flu infection rates drop to record lows last year. Even so, the CDC still recommended vaccination—and it has made similar recommendations for the 2021-2022 flu season.
Side Effects or Symptoms? Know When to Seek Treatment for a Vaccine Injury
Side effects from vaccines are typically mild, and they will usually subside within a few days at most. If side effects linger or worsen over time, they could be symptomatic of a vaccine-related illness or injury.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the Flu Shot: What You Need to Know
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a vaccine-related illness that has several early symptoms which can mirror common side effects of vaccination. Guillain-Barre Syndrome has been specifically linked to the flu shot, and GBS is an “on table” injury for the flu shot under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Can You Appeal a VICP Claim Denial?
A significant percentage of VICP claims get denied. For claimants who are denied compensation, filing an appeal is an option—provided that they have grounds to do so.
Learn more: Can You Appeal a VICP Claim Denial?
When Should You Hire a Vaccine Injury Lawyer?
There are several benefits to hiring a vaccine injury lawyer if you have a claim under the VICP. We published an article discussing some of the main benefits in February. In June, we also published an article discussing legal fees and costs for vaccine injury claims.
Learn more: When Should You Hire a Vaccine Injury Lawyer?
Schedule a Free Consultation with Vaccine Injury Lawyer Leah V. Durant
If you would like to know more about the compensation available for vaccine-related injuries and illnesses or the benefits of hiring a vaccine injury lawyer, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a free consultation at your convenience, give us a call at 202-800-1711 or get in touch online today.
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Experienced litigation attorney Leah Durant focuses on representing clients in complex vaccine litigation matters. Leah Durant is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm based in Washington, DC. Leah Durant and her staff represent clients and their families who suffer from vaccine-related injuries, adverse vaccine reactions and vaccine-related deaths. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting individuals in recovering the highest level of compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.