The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal benefit program that pays compensation to vaccine recipients who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. From flu vaccine injury claims to claims involving pneumococcal, meningococcal and other less-common vaccines, the VICP compensates vaccine recipients in a broad range of circumstances. If you have a VICP claim, how much can you recover?
3 Types of Compensation Available Under the VICP
The amount any individual can receive under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is dependent upon his or her individual circumstances. The VICP compensates vaccine recipients for their actual losses, which means that your claim is unique to you. Broadly speaking, however, the VICP pays eligible vaccine recipients three types of compensation:
1. Compensation for Medical Expenses
Under the VICP, vaccine recipients can collect compensation for all of their medical expenses resulting from their vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. This includes costs incurred for diagnosis and treatment in the past as well as additional costs recipients reasonably expect to incur in the future.
In addition to medical costs, eligible vaccine recipients can also collect compensation for certain other out-of-pocket expenses. This includes expenses such as transportation, medical supplies and other necessities.
2. Compensation for Lost Earnings
The VICP also pays compensation for eligible vaccine recipients’ lost earnings. Here, too, both past and future losses are covered. If you are unable to work as a result of a vaccine-related injury or illness for any length of time, then you can seek compensation for your lost earnings under the VICP.
3. Compensation for Pain and Suffering
The VICP will pay up to $250,000 in compensation for eligible claimants’ pain and suffering. Unlike medical expenses and lost earnings, this compensation is not based on actual out-of-pocket costs. Instead, compensation for pain and suffering is calculated based on the non-financial impacts of vaccine recipients’ illnesses and injuries. Proving that you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering can be difficult, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can help maximize your recovery under the VICP.
Examples of Our Recent VICP Case Results
Recognizing again that everyone’s circumstances are unique, our recent VICP case results can give you an idea of the types of awards eligible claimants receive under the VICP. Since the start of 2020, we have helped our clients collect approximately $8 million in compensation under the VICP, with an average award of around $110,000. This includes several awards over $200,000 as well as several awards under $100,000. You can view our recent case results for specific examples of the awards we have recovered on behalf of individuals diagnosed with shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and other vaccine-related injuries and illnesses.
Schedule a Free Consultation about Your Flu Vaccine Injury or Other VICP Claim
Would you like to find out how much you are entitled to recover under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program? If so, we encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 202-800-1711 or contact us online to schedule an appointment 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.
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