First, just because you or a loved one had an adverse reaction to a vaccination does not mean you are eligible to file a claim. To be eligible you must have been injured from a vaccine covered by the VICP, and your injury must have lasted for more than 6 months after the vaccine was given, or resulted in a hospital stay and surgery was required, or if the vaccine caused a death.
Once it is determined that you, a family member, or a friend are eligible there are additional requirements as to who can file a claim. You can only file a claim if the vaccine is covered by the VICP, and have a reasonable belief that you have been injured by that vaccine or vaccines. Yes, sometimes its multiple vaccines that cause the injury.
Next, you may also file a claim if you are a parent or legal guardian of a child or disabled adult who received a vaccine covered by the VICP, and believes that the person was injured from the vaccine. You may also file a claim if you are the legal representative of the estate of the deceased person who died as a result of receiving a vaccine covered by the VICP.
Also, some people are vaccinated outside of the United States; however, to be eligible for compensation through the VICP the injured person must have received the vaccine in the U.S.; or is a U.S. citizen serving in the military; a U.S. government employee; is a dependent of such a citizen; or the injured person must have received the vaccine manufactured by a vaccine company located in the U.S., and returned to the U.S. within 6 months after the date of vaccination.
If you receive the vaccine in the United States, you do not have be a United States citizen to file a claim. As long as it was administered in the U.S., and covered by the VICP, a person or guardian can file a claim.
The VICP is a complicated program that requires a working knowledge of the vaccinations, the adverse reactions of the vaccinations, as well as the rules and guidelines of the VICP. We have been representing children, adults and families impacted from adverse reactions from vaccinations since shortly after the VICP began in 1986. Our clients never pay our fees or costs, and we represent people from around the country. We will be glad to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you have about the VICP or an adverse reaction from a vaccination. Please feel free to contact me by telephone at 1(800)431-9776, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website https://khtlawyers.com for additional information.
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