Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) is among the most common of all vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. This is due predominantly to the fact that they are caused by vaccination errors rather than vaccine ingredients, which means that all vaccines that are administered via injection into the shoulder have the potential to cause SIRVA. Here are answers to some frequently-asked questions about recovering financial compensation for SIRVA under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP):
Q: How do I know if I have experienced a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA)?
There are various forms of SIRVA, and each has its own telltale symptoms. If you or a loved one has experienced symptoms that are consistent with any form of SIRVA after being vaccinated, you should see a doctor promptly for a diagnosis.
Q: How can I recover financial compensation for SIRVA?
For most vaccine recipients, recovering financial compensation for SIRVA involves filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The VICP is a federal government program that has paid billions of dollars to individuals and families who have experienced the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. Filing a VICP claim is a complicated process – and the outcome of the process is obviously very important – so we strongly recommend that you discuss your claim with an experienced vaccine attorney.
Q: How much can I recover for SIRVA under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
Awards under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program cover successful claimants’ medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The VICP also pays claimants’ legal fees separately from their compensation awards. We will need to carefully review your case in order to determine how much you may be able to recover, but you can review some of our recent VICP case results for informational purposes.
Q: How long do I have to file a VICP claim for a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration?
The statute of limitations for VICP claims is three years from the date of the first symptom or manifestation of your injury. In other words, if you experienced shoulder pain on the day you got vaccinated (as is often the case), you have three years from the date of your vaccination to file a claim under the VICP.
Q: Do I need to prove that my health care provider made a mistake in order to recover financial compensation for SIRVA?
No. Even though SIRVA claims are based on errors during vaccine administration, the VICP is a “no-fault” program when it comes to vaccine-related shoulder injuries. This means that you do not need to prove your health care provider’s mistake in order to file a successful claim.
Discuss Your VICP Claim with Vaccine Attorney Leah V. Durant
If you have more questions about recovering financial compensation for a vaccine-related shoulder injury under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a free initial consultation with vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant, please call 202-800-1711 or contact us 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.