We Help the Victims of Vaccine Injuries
The news is full of stories about vaccines. Vaccinations are intended stimulate the patient’s immune system to develop an immunity to various diseases While vaccines are generally safe and protect the individual and society from many of the most dangerous and deadly illnesses nature has devised, people occasionally suffer a bad reaction to a vaccination. That is where the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program comes into play.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created by Congress in 1986 in response to concerns that manufacturers would stop producing vaccines because of lawsuits alleging various injuries due to vaccine administration. Under the program, a person who believes that he or she has been injured by a vaccine can file a claim with the Office of Special Masters of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The Office of Special Masters hears these cases and makes awards based on the damages suffered by the patient. Most importantly, the system is a no-fault system. That means that the patient need not prove that a mistake was made or that someone did something wrong. All they must prove is that they received a vaccine and were injured by the vaccine. It is also significant that the patient need not pay for an attorney to represent him or her before the “vaccine court.” The program provides that the lawyer is compensated by the program and not by the patient.
If you believe you have been injured by a vaccine, we are here to help. Give us a call and see if your injury is one which can be submitted to the Vaccine Court for compensation.