Vaccine Injury Compensation Court Attorneys
You can file for a claim for compensation if you have been injured by a vaccine. Our legal team can help you.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Attorney
There are thousands of people in the United States that get a vaccine each day. Most people don’t have any serious problems when they get a vaccine. These vaccines are very effective to build immunities against targeted diseases. On the other hand, there are patients that have a bad reaction to the vaccine and have serious problems with their injury. Instead of filing for a lawsuit, there is a National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) that can provide compensation for your injuries.
Vaccines Covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
The VICP covers the following vaccinations.
- Diphtheria (DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, TT)
- Haemophilus influenza type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (Hib)
- Hepatitis A (HAV)
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- HepA+HepB, HepB+HIB
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- IPV (Inactivated poliovirus vaccine)
- Measles (MMR)
- Mumps (MMR, MR, M)
- Meningococcal (MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C)
- Pertussis (DTP, DTaP, Tdap)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
- Polio (OPV or IPV)
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Rubella (MMR, MR, R)
- Seasonal influenza (Flu)
- Tetanus (Td)
- Varicella (VAR)
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)
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Non-Seasonal Flu
- Pneumovax 23
- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV, PPV)
- 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.
Vaccine Injury Attorney Help
We recommend getting legal help from a vaccine lawyer for the NVICP filing process. It can be difficult to go through the filing process and can be complex when covering medical information and damages/injuries incurred. The VICP will want to see evidence of your injuries with medical records/opinions, expert witness testimony, and other information that will prove the vaccine caused your injuries/condition. Our team will help you every step of the way so you can get the maximum compensation for your vaccine injury.
How does the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program work?
In the rare case where someone has a bad reaction to a vaccine, you will have your attorney file for a petition with the United States Court of Federal Claims to help you get started. The NVICP is a no-fault alternative vs. the other traditional legal system to help resolve vaccine injury petitions.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services will review the petition with their medical staff to see if it meets the medical criteria for your compensation. A preliminary recommendation will be given.
A court-appointed special master will be presented the report, a hearing will take place with both parties to present evidence, and the court-appointed special master will decide if the petitioner should be compensated for their injuries.
Next, the United States Department of Health and Human Services will be ordered by the Court to award the petitioner. Attorney fees and costs may also be included in the award.
The decision from the court-appointed special master can be appealed. A claim may be filed in civil court against the company that provided the vaccine and the health care provider that administered the vaccine to the patient.
When did the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Start?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was passed by the United States Congress to help prevent claims against vaccine manufacturers and was set up and started in 1988 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.