Understanding the Vaccine Court – Part 3:
What Reactions can be Compensated by the VICP? What is the Vaccine Injury Table?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was developed to assist families and individuals injured or killed due to adverse reactions to vaccines. This program is set up to provide compensation for the victims of vaccine-related injuries. Over the years, we have represented many victims and their families who were seriously injured or died from adverse reactions to vaccines.
What is the Vaccine Injury Table?
The Vaccine Injury Table was created to help streamline the process of seeking compensation for those who have suffered injuries that are linked to certain vaccinations. The VICP has a table on which lists three requirements:
- The Vaccine covered in the program.
- The Illness, Disability, Injury or Condition – that is commonly linked to the vaccine.
- The Time for the first symptom or manifestation of onset or of significant aggravation after vaccine administration.
When an individual meets all three of these requirements specified in the table it is presumed that the cause of the injury is the vaccine, and compensation is available.
What Reactions Is Compensation Available For?
The list below is not exhaustive of all possible adverse reactions to vaccines, only those most commonly experienced recently. Please contact us if you believe you have sustained any of these, or other, symptoms following vaccination for a free consultation.
Illness, disabilities, injury, or conditions covered through the Vaccine Injury Table (As of March 21st, 2017)
• Anaphylaxis/ anaphylactic shock
• Brachial Neuritis
• Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)
• Vasovagal syncope
• Chronic Arthritis
• Thrombocytopenic purpura
• Vaccine-strain virus
• Paralytic Polio
• Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
Other Illnesses, disabilities, injuries or conditions not listed on the Injury Table being heard in the Vaccine Court:
• Developmental Delay
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Transverse Myelitis(TM)
• Aplastic Anemia
• Neuromyelitis Optica
• Radial Nerve Injury
• Bell’s Palsy
• Premature Ovarian Failure (POF, POI, premature menopause)
• Autoimmune hepatitis
For Complete Vaccine Injury Table with corresponding vaccine and time from vaccination to first symptom go to https://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccineinjurytable.pdf
Are you Eligible?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was set up to ease a person’s ability to receive compensation for injuries caused by vaccines, but the complex rules, time limits, and proving injury can make this process difficult. It is important to know that attorney’s fees are not paid by the client; they are paid by the vaccine program, even in cases of dismissal, assuming the claim was made in good faith, so there is no risk to you. Please contact Attorney Mark Krueger at email@example.com or call 1-800-431-9776 with any questions or concerns. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, we listen, we care, we get results!
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