What is being done
to help those affected?
Is there a time limit
for filing claims?
What is being
done to help those affected?
A knowledgeable and qualified
attorney may be able to help if you or someone you know has suffered
from an adverse vaccine reaction.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created by
the federal government in 1986 to compensate individuals, or families of
individuals, who have been injured by vaccinations. The vaccines covered
under the NVICP are diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps,
rubella, polio, hepatitis B, chicken pox, and rotravirus. Injuries
resulting from these vaccinations include anaphylaxis, paralytic polio,
Compensation for vaccine injuries are under the jurisdiction of the
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, you must first file a
petition with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington,
D.C. Your claim will be reviewed by a Special Master appointed by the
United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. To qualify,
you must be able to show that the injury was caused by the vaccination
and the extent of injuries. Decisions of the Special Masters may be
appealed to the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Is there a time
limit for filing claims?
Yes. In the case of an injury, the
effects must have continued at least six months after vaccine
administration and the claim must be filed within 36 months after first
symptoms appear. In the case of a death, the claim must be filed within
24 months of the death and within 48 months after the onset of the
vaccine-related injury from which the death occurred.
Are vaccines necessary?
There is no question that vaccines
have reduced or in some cases even eliminated the risk of certain
diseases. However, there is a preponderance of evidence demonstrating
that vaccines are not without risk.
Do I have a Vaccines case?