Vaccine Injury Lawsuit Lawyer
Many of our clients have already discussed their case with a family friend or local personal injury attorney before they find us. These conversations can be misleading, as vaccine injury law is a very specialized type of federal litigation involving complex legal, medical, and scientific issues. These are not “local” cases and cannot be filed in state courts by a local personal injury attorneys practice.
Our attorneys are specially licensed to practice in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and only handle vaccine claims against the Department of Health and Human Services. Since vaccine injury litigation is a highly specialized area of practice, there are few practicing attorneys in the vaccine injury field. Our vaccine attorneys focus exclusively on this area.
What is a Vaccine Injury Lawsuit?
A vaccine injury lawsuit is more commonly known as a vaccine injury claim under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. No one receives a vaccine with the expectation of suffering a severe adverse reaction, injury or in rare cases, death. However, in a small percentage of vaccine administrations, serious injuries do occur. Often, the recipients that do suffer a reaction are stigmatized by others, including medical professionals, who do not fully understand the medical causal relationship between vaccines such as the influenza vaccine and pertussis vaccine, and the associated adverse reactions like Guillain-Barré Syndrome or a shoulder injury.
Our vaccine injury attorneys are well-versed in the dangerous effects and conditions that can be caused by vaccines and have litigated thousands of vaccine injury cases in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. In addition, we work closely with the best medical specialists in orthopedics, neurology, and immunology so that we can constantly evolve and better represent our clients. With the support of our medical experts and our experience in vaccine claim litigation, we are the best ally an injured party can have in a vaccine claim. Here’s why:
- We perform a comprehensive analysis of all cases and explain it to the injured party step by step. When a potential or current client calls My Vaccine Lawyer, he or she can expect to speak with an experienced vaccine attorney who will closely examine the facts of the case and explain the legal options moving forward.
- We can work with medical providers to ensure that each client gets necessary treatment. We are familiar with the various issues that arise in seeking treatment for an injury including specialist referrals, diagnostic tests, insurance issues, and medical bills.
- We will pay all of the costs of each claim (and clients do not pay us back). This includes obtaining medical records, paying filing fees, and paying medical experts. We never take any money from our clients for costs or legal fees. Rather, the Vaccine Injury Trust Fund will pay our costs when we successfully resolve a claim. This Trust Fund is subsidized by an excise tax on vaccine makers implemented by the federal government.
- We will work tirelessly to move each claim forward as quickly as possible. In every case it is our goal to resolve the claim as quickly as possible.
Our History of Success in the VICP
Over the past few years alone, our attorneys have litigated thousands of vaccine injury cases through settlement or trial. We know the defenses raised by the Department of Justice attorneys and prepare each case with the specific goal of combating those defenses. Our efforts have achieved some of the best results in the program in recent years.
We operate with a mind toward client satisfaction. We keep our clients updated through each step of the process and explain potential problems and case strategy as we progress. We take pride in providing an outstanding client experience along with securing our clients deserved financial compensation to the fullest extent that the VICP allows.
Common Vaccine Injury Lawsuit Questions
Am I responsible for paying my own attorneys’ fees and costs?
Are individuals who receive a covered vaccine outside of the United States eligible to file a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
Do you represent clients in my state?
How do I report a vaccine injury?
How long do I have to file my claim?
Vaccine Injury Lawsuit Resources
We highly recommend that injured parties hire a vaccine injury lawyer and not attempt to represent themselves in the National Vaccine Compensation Program. Hiring a vaccine attorney comes at no cost to the the injured party as the Court pays for all legal fees. The VICP is often a very difficult, contentious, and complex process often involving complicated legal, medical, and factual issues. The Health Resources & Services Administration provides a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program infographic which helps explain the claim process, compensation fund, covered vaccines, and case timeline from beginning to end. Below are a few vaccine injury lawsuit resources: