The 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. There are three Federal Governmental offices working in conjunction for the VICP.
• The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• The U.S. Department of Justice
• The U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Should an individual believe that they, or their child, have been injured as a result of a vaccination, they are able to petition the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to seek compensation. From their petition, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reviews the case and makes a preliminary recommendation, and then passes it on to the Department of Justice for further medical and legal analysis. The Department of Justice then submits a report of their findings to the court-appointed “Special Master”, who serves as a judge and issues a judgment for compensation or dismissal. With the assumption that compensation has been granted, the Court orders the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to award compensation to the petitioner. This compensation is financed through an excise tax. When a manufacturer makes a vaccine, an excise tax is imposed upon each vaccine. This tax is collected into a fund, which supplies the finances required for the VICP.
We have represented many individuals and their families, from all across the United States, who were seriously injured or died from adverse reactions to vaccines. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, we have experience in the United States Court of Claims, and can help you, so you don’t have to do this alone.
Additionally, legal costs associated with your claim are covered out of the program, so there is no financial risk to you. If you or a loved one are suffering from an injury following vaccination, and want to file a claim in the VICP you must do so within 36 months of the first sign or symptom of your claimed injury. Call 1-800-431-9776 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, We listen, We care, We get results!
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