2019 Year in Review: What Did We Learn about Vaccine Injuries and the VICP?

As we do every year, we covered a lot of ground on our Vaccine Blog in 2019. Here is a look back at seven of our top articles from last year:

7 of Our Top Articles on Vaccine Injuries and VICP Claims from 2019

1. Seeking Financial Compensation for Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)

Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) is the most-common type of vaccine injury. Each year, we represent hundreds of clients in National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) claims involving SIRVA from the flu shot and other vaccinations. In this article, we covered some of the key steps to take if you think you might have a claim for compensation. Read the article: How Can I Recover Financial Compensation for SIRVA?

2. Where to Find Information about CDC-Recommended Vaccines

When it comes to getting vaccinated, it is important to make informed decisions based on reliable information. Among various other resources, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) that contain key information about the agency’s recommended vaccines. Read the article: Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) Provide Useful Information About CDC-Recommended Vaccines

3. American Academy of Pediatrics Revises Its Guidance Regarding the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

In a reversal, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stated in 2019 that it was no longer recommending the flu shot over the nasal spray flu vaccine. As we discussed at the time, the AAP found that there wasn’t sufficient data to provide continued support for its prior recommendation. Read the article: American Academy of Pediatrics No Longer Recommends Flu Shot Over Nasal Spray Vaccine

4. Enhanced Focus on Immunization Quality and Avoiding Vaccine Injuries

The risk of SIRVA is just one of several concerns with it comes to vaccine safety. In May 2019, the CDC announced that it was launching a new immunization quality improvement program designed to mitigate these concerns. Read the article: CDC Announces New Program Focused on Immunization Quality Improvement

5. Tetanus Vaccines: Which One(s) Do Adults and Children Need?

There are several different tetanus vaccines, and the CDC recommends different ones for people in different age groups (and with different health risks). In August, we broke down everything parents and other adults need to know about CDC-recommended tetanus vaccines. Read the article: DT, DTaP, Td and Tdap: Understanding the Different Types of Tetanus Vaccines

6. Understanding the Causes of Vaccine Injuries

While there are many different types of vaccine injuries, all of these injuries stem from two primary causes: (i) adverse reactions to vaccine ingredients, and (ii) errors during vaccine administration. In this article, we broke down each cause and listed the most common injuries linked to each one. Read the article: Pain After a Vaccination? Two Ways Immunizations Can Lead to Injury or Illness

7. Understanding the Risks of Vaccination Errors

Errors that occur during administration of vaccines can have long-term effects. If you or a member of your family is experiencing symptoms, you should seek medical and legal help right away. Unfortunately, these errors are very common, and they currently account for the majority of all VICP claims. Read the article: Report: Half of All VICP Claims Involve Vaccination Errors

Is it Time for You to Speak with a Vaccine Injury Attorney?

Our law firm provides nationwide legal representation for individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine injuries. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed and you would like to speak with a vaccine injury attorney, please call 202-800-1711 or request a free consultation online today.

Leah Durant Bio

Experienced litigation attorney Leah Durant focuses on representing clients in complex vaccine litigation matters. Leah Durant is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm based in Washington, DC. Leah Durant and her staff represent clients and their families who suffer from vaccine-related injuries, adverse vaccine reactions and vaccine-related deaths. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting individuals in recovering the highest level of compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.


Categories: American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Tetanus, vaccine injury

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