Monday, December 19, 2016
What to Do if You or Someone You Love is Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following a Flu Vaccination
Although reported cases remain relatively rare, awareness of the link between Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the flu shot is growing. Our firm has helped clients obtain compensation for vaccine-related GBS, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed adding GBS to the Vaccine Injury Table – an official record of recognized medical conditions associated with certain vaccines.
If you or someone you love one has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, it is important to determine whether you or your loved one’s condition is related to the flu vaccination.
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Monday, December 19, 2016
How Much is My Claim Worth? Calculating Damages for Vaccine Injury Claims
Before filing a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), it is important to understand the elements of damages that are available to petitioners in vaccine injury claims. While your vaccine attorney will handle the specifics of preparing a demand for compensation for you, you will need to provide your attorney with information critical to your demand to assist your attorney in the compilation of documents and the calculation of your demand for damages.
In vaccine injury claims, there are three primary types of compensation available:
- Out of Pocket Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
Calculating Medical Expenses from a Vaccine Injury
Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, individuals who experience vaccine-related injuries are Read more . . .
Friday, September 23, 2016
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare and debilitating disease that has been linked to certain vaccinations, including the annual flu shot. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, read below to learn more about whether compensation may be available for you.Read more . . .
Monday, August 22, 2016
Now that back-to-school season is upon us, parents across the country are scheduling appointments to make sure that their children are up to date on their vaccinations. Is your child due for a vaccination before the first day of school? Here are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations for early childhood and teenage vaccinations...Read more . . .
Monday, July 18, 2016
Each year, the federal government receives tens of thousands of reports of vaccine-related illness and injuries. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report [f1] that, “the current U.S. vaccine supply is the safest in history,” it is still important to understand that although proven safe and effective, vaccines do not come without risk.
Although the vast majority of individuals who receive flu shots and other vaccinations experience no adverse effects, each year many people experience symptoms, from allergic reactions to Read more . . .
Monday, July 18, 2016
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a program that allows vaccine manufacturers, healthcare providers, vaccine recipients and their families to report vaccine injuries. In recent years, reports under VAERS and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program have both been on the rise.Read more . . .
Friday, July 15, 2016
If you have been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) after receiving a flu shot, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). In this article, we discuss five steps you can take to protect yourself and learn more about your rights under the VICP.Read more . . .
Monday, June 27, 2016
Should parents have the right to exempt their children from vaccinations for non-medical reasons?
There is an on-going global battle. And while it has been going on relatively low-key for many years in America, a few cases of measles in Disneyland in 2014 thrust the vaccine debate into the public limelight and resulted in legislation banning personal vaccine exemptions in California. Fortunately, philosophical vaccine exemptions are still available in most states—at least for now.
On one side of the battle, there are the people who support strict, unwavering adherence to the standard recommended schedule of childhood vaccinations. In the other camp, there are those who do not.Read more . . .
Thursday, June 16, 2016
What new requirements may be imposed on families opposed to vaccination when children enter school or day care?
Parents who choose not to vaccinate the children for religious reasons often encounter resistance from schools and day care facilities. Now the State of Illinois has proposed new rules that would add obstacles for parents seeking to exercise their religious right to refuse vaccinations.
A "Certificate of Religious Exemption" Could Become Mandatory
The Illinois Department of Public Health has proposed that parents be required to obtain a “certificate of religious exemption” if they wish to avoid inoculations. The document would certify that a health care provider examined the child and reviewed with the parent all the benefits of getting vaccinated and the health risks to the both the student and community of refusing a vaccine for a communicable disease.
Parents would need to obtain the certificate for students when they enter kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade, as well as when they are enrolling in a new school or child care program.Read more . . .
Monday, May 16, 2016
Thousands of individuals in the United States experience vaccine injuries every year. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are unaware of their right to seek financial compensation. In this article, we examine some of the statistics on vaccine injuries and provide real-life examples of what can happen when a vaccine causes someone harm.Read more . . .
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