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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Recognize a Vaccine Injury

Potential Signs of Vaccine Injury, When to Seek Legal Help

If you’ve experienced long lasting shoulder pain, illness, or other injury following vaccination, you may be eligible for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. A vaccine injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, P.L.L.C. can help you explore the process with no upfront cost to you. You do not need to suffer alone.

The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant specializes in cases of severe injury, illness, or death caused by vaccines. If you or a loved one has experienced potential signs of vaccine injury, you should contact a qualified vaccine injury attorney to assist you in navigating this complicated legal process.

Symptoms of Vaccine Injuries

When evaluating potential claims, the court will examine the duration of symptoms or illness, as well as the type of vaccination. The list of covered vaccines that are covered by the National Vaccination Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) can be found here.

While the symptoms of vaccine injuries may vary by the type of vaccine, common symptoms and injuries include:

Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). This serious illness causes an individual’s immune system to attack and damage nerve cells. While the exact cause of the disease is unknown, GBS has been linked to the flu shot. Symptoms include muscle weakness, numbness and/or tingling in extremities which generally present within days or weeks following receipt of the flu vaccination.

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). If you have experienced intense prolonged soreness or stiffness in your shoulder for an extended period of time after an inoculation, you may have Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. Contact vaccine injury attorney, Leah Durant to better understand how such cases are handled by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM).  This rare disorder causes the body’s immune system to attack the myelin. While it’s generally caused by an infection, it has also been linked to the MMR vaccine and can occur months after the vaccination. Symptoms may include loss of vision, muscle weakness, and/or difficulty coordinating simple movement.

There are a number of side effects related to vaccinations as well, but if you have experienced prolonged pain or discomfort, and have consulted a medical professional seeking treatment for your symptoms, it is likely time that you seek the assistance of an experienced vaccine injury attorney at the Law Offices of Leah Durant.

SEEKING ASSISTANCE FROM THE NVICP

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created in 1988 to ensure that people injured by vaccines could receive compensation even if they were unable to pay legal fees to retain an attorney. The Program was devised to assist vaccine-injured persons so they would not have to pay out-of-pocket fees. The process is designed to compensate petitioners quickly and generously. 

Since legal fees are covered for eligible individuals, it is wise to seek legal counsel if you have suffered a vaccine-related injury lasting longer than six months or if you have a loved one who has died due to a vaccine-related cause. The process of identifying a vaccine-related injury is complex.  Hiring an experienced vaccine injury attorney can help you navigate this complicated legal process.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program provides legal assistance with no upfront cost for those who qualify.  It is up to you, however, to contact an attorney to begin the process before it’s too late.  At the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, our attorney will help you navigate the legal process to obtain the just compensation you deserve.

NVICP FILING DEADLINES

If you are interested in pursuing a claim for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program you must file your claim within three years of the first onset of symptoms related to the vaccine injury. Death claims must be filed within two years of the death and within four years of the first onset of symptoms that resulted in death. 

Contact a vaccine attorney at the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant today to get your questions answered and begin the compensation process.  All clients will have costs covered under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, regardless of financial situation. The consultation is free.


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