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
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When Can You File a Vaccine Injury Claim for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition that has several possible causes, including vaccine administration. When individuals develop CRPS following receipt of a flu shot, hepatitis B vaccine, HPV vaccine or other vaccine listed on the Vaccine Injury Table, they can file for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Continue reading
Is It Worth Filing a Vaccine Injury Claim?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has issued compensation awards to nearly 9,000 claimants since its establishment in 1988. However, more than half of all claims filed under the program have been denied. With this in mind, is it worth filing a claim if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury or illness? If so, is it worth hiring a vaccine injury lawyer to represent you? Continue reading
Your Family’s Legal Rights After a Fatal Vaccine Injury
Since Congress established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 1988, less than 1,500 families have filed claims related to fatal vaccine injuries. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also indicate that vaccine-related deaths are rare. But, when these deaths occur, they are tragic regardless of the specific circumstances involved. Continue reading
Don’t Wait to Seek Help if You Have Concerns about a Vaccine Injury
Of the hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines administered in the United States each year, only an extremely small portion result in injuries and illnesses. In 2020, just 1,192 petitioners filed claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). With that said, if you have concerns about a vaccine-related injury or illness, you should take your situation seriously, and you should consult with both a doctor and a vaccine lawyer promptly. Continue reading
Which CDC-Recommended Vaccines Are (and Aren’t) Covered Under the Vaccine Program?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) pays compensation to eligible claimants who have been diagnosed with injuries and illnesses related to many CDC-recommended vaccinations. However, not all CDC-recommended vaccinations are covered. In this article, vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant discusses which vaccines are covered, which ones are not covered, and what you can do if your vaccine isn’t covered under the VICP. Continue reading
How Do You Prove the Costs of a Vaccine Injury or Illness?
There are two main things you need to prove in order to secure payment under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP): (i) You need to prove that you are eligible for compensation; and, (ii) you need to prove how much you are entitled to recover. We covered who can file a VICP claim in a previous post. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant discusses how to prove the costs of a vaccine-related injury or illness. Continue reading
How Individuals and Families Can Recover Financial Compensation for Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a serious and potentially fatal medical condition that has been linked to the annual flu shot. GBS is an “on table” injury under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which means that many of the traditional barriers to recovering just compensation are removed. In this article, we provide an overview of what individuals and families need to know about filing GBS and flu vaccine claims under the VICP. Continue reading
2021 Mid-Year Statistics from the VICP
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through 2021. Despite the continuing pandemic, it has been a busy year for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Through June 1, the VICP is on pace to issue the highest number of compensation awards in its history, and it is also on pace to see the most filings ever in a single year. In this article, vaccine injury attorney Leah V. Durant discusses some of the most notable statistics from the latest VICP Data & Statistics Report issued by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Continue reading
How Do You File a Successful Vaccine Injury Claim?
The costs of a vaccine injury can be substantial. In addition to financial costs such as medical bills and loss of income, individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related medical conditions can experience chronic pain and long-term suffering. As a result, filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) can be an important part of the recovery process. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant offers some tips for filing a successful vaccine injury claim. Continue reading