Are You Eligible for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Apr 20, 2015 in Medical Malpractice
While vaccines are designed to help Americans avoid serious diseases, in rare circumstances individuals develop adverse reactions to the immunization and/or suffer an injury from the vaccination.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established to ensure that there is an available compensation for people injured by these vaccines.
- Do you think that a vaccination is responsible for a physical or mental injury to your child?
- Has your physician been unable to explain the cause of injuries or symptoms following a vaccination, other than the expected discomfort of the vaccination itself?
- Did the first sign or symptom of injury occur shortly after you or your child's vaccination?
The VICP's primary two purposes were "to keep manufacturers from leaving the vaccine market, while at the same time compensating those individuals injured by vaccines."
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays for legal representation separately from any financial award. Since the first National Vaccine Injury Compensation claims were filed in 1989, over $2.5 billion in compensation awards have been paid to victims.
We hold medical personnel to a higher standard because of the responsibility they hold. Their diagnoses and procedures should improve your health or condition - not cause a serious injury or illness. Injuries from medical malpractice can affect a victim for rest of their lives, with permanent physical damage.
The process for applying for compensation can be a challenge. Extensive evidence and documentation must be provided and all paperwork must be submitted correctly and on time. However, our experienced attorneys will be able to read medical documents and anticipate defense team strategies.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Harbin & Burnett are ready to hear your case and fight to get you everything you are due under the law.