For individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides an important source of financial recovery. Established in 1988, the VICP has paid more than $4 billion in compensation to successful claimants over the past 32 years.
Vaccine Injury Compensation is Based on Individual Claimants’ Personal Losses
If you have been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to compensation under the program, and determining how much you are entitled to recover will depend on the particular facts and circumstances of your case. You will need to work with an experienced vaccine injury lawyer to calculate just compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
While previous VICP claim results are not indicative of how much future claimants may be entitled to recover (due to the uniqueness of each individual claim), they can be informative when it comes to understanding the types of claims that are successful and the range of compensation that is typically awarded for specific types of vaccine-related injuries. With this in mind, here are some notable statistics from our firm’s successful cases in recent years:
- 30 Successful Cases So Far in 2020 – Through the first six months of 2020, we have secured compensation on behalf of 30 VICP claimants. Our clients have received a total of more than $3.3 million in compensation, with an average award of $112,423. In 2019, we successfully represented 59 VICP claimants with an average award of $231,741, including one award of $7.7 million for a client who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) following an influenza vaccination.
- Dozens of VICP Awards for Flu Shot Recipients – The majority of our successful VICP claims (and about half of all successful VICP claims in general) over the past two years have involved injuries and illnesses resulting from the flu shot. This includes claims for shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), brachial neuritis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), optic neuritis and Bell’s palsy.
- Successful Results for Individuals Injured by Numerous Vaccines – In addition to successfully representing dozens of flu shot recipients, we have also secured compensation on behalf of individuals who have been diagnosed with injuries following vaccinations for meningococcal, pneumococcal conjugate, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and hepatitis B.
Regardless of the vaccine that caused your injury and your specific diagnosis, calculating the value of your VICP claim will involve working closely with your doctor to understand the immediate and long-term effects of your injury. The VICP provides compensation for current and future losses; and, for most claimants, the future costs of their injury will represent the largest portion of their financial recovery.
Get Started on Your VICP Claim Today
If you believe that you may be entitled to compensation under the VICP for a vaccine-related injury or illness, we encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation. To discuss your claim with vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant in confidence, call us at 202-800-1711 or contact us online today.
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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.
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