As part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, the United States government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for processing vaccine injury compensation requests.
The majority of the population benefits from vaccines, but there are rare instances when a serious vaccine injury occurs. During these rare occasions, the injured party can file a claim for compensation through the VICP on their own behalf or with the assistance of a vaccine injury lawyer.
The VICP will cover all expenses related to the claim, including vaccine attorney fees.
To be eligible for compensation, the vaccine and corresponding injury must be listed on the vaccine injury table. There are rare cases when compensation may be provided for an off-table vaccine injury.
Compensation may be provided for off-table vaccine injuries if the claimant can prove that the injuries were “caused-in-fact” by the vaccine.
Common off-table vaccine injuries include:
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
- Transverse Myelitis
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Brachial Neuritis
- Shoulder Injuries
- Bell’s Palsy
- Seizure Disorders
“Caused-in-fact” vaccine injury claims may require additional effort, but a vaccine injury lawyer can assist. The Anapol Weiss vaccine injury lawyers have assisted many families affected by off-table injuries, including $11.6 million for Guillain-Barré flu shot victim and $460,000 settlement for a client who suffered CIDP from a flu vaccine.
Don’t be left alone with the burden of proof for an off-table vaccine injury claim, contact the vaccine injury lawyers at Anapol Weiss to advocate on your behalf.