Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Why Are Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Being Filed?

Established by Congress in 1988, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides compensation to children and adults who have been adversely affected by vaccines, which are often required under some state and local laws.

The injured person or their family must meet at least ONE of the following conditions to apply:

  • Injury is known to be associated with a vaccine (see table below)
  • The vaccine is the most likely cause of the injury
  • Vaccine may have significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness

Vaccine Injuries & Deadlines

This chart will help you determine whether an injury or illness is likely related to a vaccination:

Vaccine

Injury/Symptoms

Avg Time Until Symptoms

Tetanus toxoid – containing vaccines

Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

Brachial neuritis

0-4 hours

2-28 days

Pertussis antigen -containing vaccines

Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

Enencephalopathy

0-4 hours

0-72 hours

Measles, mumps and rubella virus containing vaccines

Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

Encephalopathy

0-4 hours

5-15 days

Rubella virus containing vaccines

Chronic arthritis

7-42 days

Measles virus containing vaccines

Thrombocytopenic purpura

Vaccine-strain measles viral infection in an immunodeficient recipient

7-30 days

0-6 months

Polio live virus – containing vaccines
(OPV)

Paralytic polio
-in a non-immunodeficient recipient
-in an immunodeficient recipient
-in a vaccine assoc. community case

Vaccine-strain polio viral infection
-in a non-immunodeficient recipient
-in an immunodeficient recipient
-in a vaccine assoc. community case

0-30 days
0-6 months
Not applicable

0-30 days
0-6 months
Not applicable

Polio inactivated – virus containing vaccines (IPV)

Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

0-4 hours

Hepatitis B antigen – containing vaccines

Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

0-4 hours

Hemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines

no condition specified for compensation

Not applicable

Varicella vaccine

no condition specified for compensation

Not applicable

Rotavirus vaccine

no condition specified for compensationNot applicable
Vaccines containing live, oral, rhesus-based rotavirusA. IntussusceptionB. Any acute complication or sequela (including death) of above event0-30 daysNot applicable
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccinesA. No condition specified for compensationNot applicable

Any new vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine administration to children, after publication by Secretary, HHS of a notice of coverage.

 

A. No condition specified for compensationNot applicable

New vaccine

no condition specified

not applicable

Deadlines To File A Claim

All vaccine injury claims have deadlines, so it is imperative to file a claim with a vaccine injury lawyer as soon as possible. Some of the deadlines that must be met include:

  • Within 36 months after the first signs of adverse symptoms or injury
  • Within 24 months after a death
  • Within 48 months after a vaccine-related injury likely caused a death

What To Do

If you or a family member has suffered a vaccine injury or illness, call a Vaccine Injury Lawyer at The Barnes Firm.

Our legal team has successfully helped families receive awards under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Our team of award-winning doctors/lawyers will fully investigate your case and file a claim on your behalf.

 

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