Can I be compensated for my vaccine-related injury?
The short answer to that question is yes. The administration of the vaccine can cause injuries which are not related to the contents of the vaccine itself. One such injury is called SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration). SIRVA is a shoulder injury which results from the improper administration of the vaccine, typically because the injection is given too high on the arm. Recently, large payouts have been distributed for victims of this injury. In one recent case, a vaccine recipient received a payout of $1 million. Another payout was for $92,500. Yet another was for $75,000. In fact, since 2011, $18 million has been paid out to victims of SIRVA. Many of those cases are recent. Twenty are currently pending.
The money comes from a trust which was set up for the purpose of compensating victims of vaccine injuries. The purpose of the trust is to protect vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits resulting from injured vaccine recipients. Such cases are heard in one court in Washington DC with no jury. This court is called the United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters. The process is supposed to encourage people to get vaccines, and encourage manufacturers to make them. Since 1988, the trust has paid out $3.2 billion for various vaccine-related injuries, or even death.
The rise in SIRVA claims has been attributed to an increased awareness of the potential dangers of vaccines. It is especially important to be aware of such injuries around this time of year, as many of the SIRVA cases are linked to the administration of flu shots. Victims complain of severe pain and weakness, and of not being able to lift objects with affected arm.
It is important to note that there are vaccine attorneys practicing in Washington, D.C. who are, prepared to argue your claim in the special court designated for this purpose..Because these lawyers specialize only in vaccine law, they are the most likely to get you the settlement you deserve.