Vaccines are generally a very safe practice recommended by knowledgeable doctors around the world. We rely on vaccinations to help keep us safe from various diseases for both children and adults. Since vaccines are thoroughly evaluated and tested before they reach the public, vaccine reactions are usually rare. However, they do still occur. If you or someone you love has reacted to a vaccine, you may be questioning,
- Are vaccines safe and effective?
- Can I get a reaction from taking a vaccine?
- Can I get compensation for health problems caused by a vaccine?
- How long do vaccine injury cases last?
- How long do I have to file a vaccine injury claim?
- Can you sue for a vaccine injury?
Free Consultation To Vaccine Injury Victims
If either you or a loved one has suffered a reaction or injury caused by a vaccine, you have the right to file a legal claim against the responsible party. Filing a lawsuit against large companies can be challenging to navigate, which is why we recommended you enlist the services of our experienced personal injury lawyers in New York.
What Is The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
The federal government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to provide vaccine injury victims compensation for expenses associated with injuries or illnesses sustained from vaccines. Any person who has suffered severe effects from a vaccine qualifies for assistance from the NVICP.
The program was founded in 1909 by Congress through the Vaccine Act. The no-fault system provides individuals with the compensation necessary to help pay for treatment and only other expenses associated with their injury or illness caused by a vaccine.
Can I File A Claim For Compensation In A Vaccine Court?
To file federal claims, a victim must meet specific requirements before moving forward with a vaccine injury attorney. To be eligible to file a vaccine injury claim, individuals must adhere to the following criteria:
- The type of vaccine must be covered under the Vaccine Act; that info can be found under the vaccine injury table.
- A parent/guardian must file for minors.
- The vaccination must have been given within the United States.
- The vaccine injury or illness must last a minimum of 6 months, causing medical attention and/or hospitalization or even death for a federal claim to be filed.
- Deadlines for filing must be met to qualify for the vaccine injury compensation program.
If your case meets the requirements listed above, you have a strong compensation case. To file a vaccine injury claim, one must file with the United States Court of Federal Claims. Our experienced vaccine injury attorneys can help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have along the way.
Does The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program cover the COVID-19 Vaccine?
As we face a global pandemic, the COVID-19 vaccine is still under certain restraints. Currently, COVID-19 vaccine injuries are not covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The exclusion of the COVID-19 vaccine is most likely because of its current classification, being used for a global pandemic, including that children are yet to qualify to receive it.
Which Vaccines Are Covered Under NVICP?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program helps those who have suffered injuries from vaccines produced for the greater good. While the Vaccine Program understands that some vaccinations may cause harm, it is still in the best interest of public health to continue receiving vaccines. For those who may be seriously injured due to vaccination, the NVICP covers the following vaccines:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Hemophilus Influenza Type B
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- H1N1 (Swine Flu)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- and many more
If you have any questions about a potential vaccine case, do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable vaccine injury lawyers at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
What Are The Most Common Illnesses And Injuries Caused By Vaccines?
Even though vaccine injuries are uncommon, they can still cause significant health issues in both children and adults. If you or a loved one has suffered severe health problems, you may be wondering what illnesses or injuries can be related to vaccines. Some of the most common side effects caused by vaccinations are listed below:
- Shoulder Injury Related To Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) – If you received a vaccine shot into the shoulder or upper arm, soreness and stiffness are common and normal short-term side effects. However, when a patient is diagnosed with SIRVA, their side effects are a lot more severe than just a sore arm or minimal shoulder injury. SIRVA occurs if a vaccine shot is not administered correctly, often leading to insertion into the deltoid bursa, causing extreme shoulder pain resulting in limited mobility.
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) – Victims who suffer from ITP often experience side effects following mumps, measles, or Rubella vaccine administration. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura occurs when the blood cannot clot appropriately after vaccination, leading to internal bleeding, excessive bleeding, or even bleeding found under the skin. Both children and adults can experience ITP.
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is usually seen in patients after receiving influenza (flu shot), tetanus vaccine, Hepatitis B, and several others. GBS causes your body to have a severe immune response that attacks your nerves, causing weakness and tingling that leads to paralysis. In many cases, victims of GBS require physical therapy.
If you have suffered any of the complications listed above after receiving a vaccination, our compassionate legal staff is here to support you. Contact our experienced New York vaccine lawyers as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation. We will work relentlessly to ensure you get the justice you deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys represent clients from throughout New York, including, but not limited to, New York City, Goshen, Long Island, Yonkers, Brooklyn, Newburgh, and White Plains.
What Does Vaccine Injury Compensation Cover?
When a victim files a vaccine injury claim, they can receive financial compensation depending on the severity of their injuries. The appointed settlement is intended to help either themselves or their families pay for the expenses and long-term effects of their vaccine injury or illness. A vaccine lawsuit can help cover damages including:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain & suffering
- Long-term care
Contact our personal injury firm today if you have sustained severe injuries from a vaccination. We believe you deserve top-performing legal representation to obtain your rightful compensation and are ready to fight for you.
How Can A Vaccine Injury Lawyer Help Me?
At Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., we continuously advocate for our clients. Schedule a free, non-commital consultation today, and our experienced vaccine attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible for legal assistance. Our legal team will answer any questions you may have and help you determine whether or not your vaccine-related injury is covered under (NVICP). Take the first step today and contact our vaccine injury attorneys. Our law representatives have handled various vaccine cases and are prepared to take on yours as well. To schedule your free consultation, contact our 24/7 injury hotline or fill out our contact form.