VICP (The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) was established in 1986 to help compensate vaccine recipients and their families who have been severely injured as a result of adverse effects from certain vaccines. Over the course of the years, I have represented many victims and their families who were seriously injured or died from adverse reactions to vaccines. Over those years, a common question that I have received is:
The U.S. Court of Claims is located in Washington D.C. do I have to travel to Washington D.C. to pursue my claim?
Answer: No. If your testimony in person is necessary, typically such hearing is held in your area. Hearings are sometimes held when the appearance of the expert witness is necessary. These hearings typically do not require your personal appearance and are also held in areas close to the expert witness or in an agreed upon location within the United States. Of course, if the hearing is held in Washington D.C. and you want to attend, you are more than welcome to attend.
If you have any questions about the vaccine injury program, please contact me for a free, no obligation consultation or comment below.