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Los Angeles Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Our experienced Los Angeles attorneys represent victims who have been injured from vaccines. If you or your loved one have been injured by a vaccine, contact our Los Angeles attorneys today for a free no risk consultation.

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Vaccine Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles 

Have you or a loved one been injured because of the vaccine injury? Help is available by our Los Angeles vaccine injury attorneys. It is important that you seek our assistance immediately since waiting could potentially result in having your entire case dismissed. It is imperative to get and retain the legal services of a competent vaccine injury attorney.  Vaccine injury claims differ from regular standard personal injury claims. 

You do not have to pay for our Los Angeles vaccine injury attorneys upfront, which means that we will get started on your legal claims at no cost to you. Vaccine injuries are very rare.  Vaccines have been able to combat some of the deadliest and most dangerous diseases in the United States, however vaccine injuries are still likely to occur. 

If you or a loved one have sustained any injuries as a result of a vaccine, there is financial compensation available to you. This is through the National Vaccine Injury Program. However, it is very important that you meet all of the elements in order to file a claim. That is why it is very important to hire an experienced vaccine injury attorney to assist you when filing your claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a compensation program created by the federal government. This program is specifically for those who have been injured by taking vaccines and made it possible for vaccine injury victims to receive compensation. It was created by Congress through the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) in 1986.

In order to file a claim, the person who was injured files for a petition to receive compensation from the Department of Health and Human Services. The attorneys at the United States Department of Health and Human Services review the claims, and investigate to determine how the injuries were caused. Special hearings are held, and the case is heard before the court, similar to trial.

The Vaccine Act establishes that the plaintiff does not have to prove that the at fault party did anything wrong to cause their injury. This is also considered a “no fault” system. All that the plaintiff must show is that they received the vaccine that is covered by the Act (see below for list of vaccines), and the vaccine caused them to suffer an injury or an illness. A petition against the Department of Health and Human Services is considered a federal lawsuit. It is important to be represented by an experienced vaccine injury compensation attorney. An experienced attorney will know the specific steps to take when asserting compensation for vaccine injuries.

If your claim is approved, you will be able to receive compensation for your injuries. But, if your claim is denied it may be because:

  • It was filed too late
  • It does not meet the elements needed to prove a vaccine injury
  • Your attorney may not have been adequately prepared
  • Your case was not properly filed

It is very important that you need a highly competent Los Angeles vaccine attorney to represent you in order to make sure that your claim is adequately represented efficiently and competently.

Our Los Angeles vaccine injury attorneys have decades of experience representing injured victims throughout California. 

How Are Injuries Characterized Under the Vaccine Act?

Common injuries are considered to be listed on the “vaccine table.”  But any injuries that are not that common are considered a “table injury.”  If the injury is not listed under the vaccine injury table, the plaintiff must show the relationship between receiving the vaccine and how the vaccine caused the injury. The plaintiff must also show that there were no outside intervening effects that caused the injury or illness. The cases that are not listed under the vaccine injury table are complex cases that involve neurological symptoms or rheumatological symptoms.

Vaccine Injury Or Medical Malpractice?

Sometimes, certain circumstances may be a result of medical malpractice rather than a vaccine injury claim that must be filed under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Many are not aware that they could file a lawsuit for medical malpractice instead. For example, if the vaccine was injected incorrectly, and resulted in injuries to the nerves, you may have a claim against the healthcare provider who injected you and / or the hospital under a medical malpractice claim.  It is very important to determine what is the cause of your vaccine injuries. If the cause of the injuries was because of the way it was administered, you may have a claim for medical malpractice rather than a claim against the actual vaccine itself. To determine whether you have a claim of medical malpractice, contact our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys today.

Vaccines Covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)

The VICP covers the following vaccinations.

COVID-19 vaccine injuries may be covered and eligible to recover damages from COVID-19 treatment.

Vaccines NOT Covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)

  • Anthrax
  • Ebola
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Non-Seasonal Flu
  • Pneumovax 23
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV, PPV)
  • Rabies
  • Smallpox
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Yellow Fever

The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) is another government program that may cover these such as COVID-19, Anthrax, Acute Radiation Syndrome, Botulism, Smallpox, Ebola, and H1N1 influenza.

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