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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

With Flu Numbers at Record Lows, the CDC Still Recommends Vaccination


With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people throughout the United States and worldwide to stay home and maintain social distancing, flu cases are at record lows this season. According to CBS News, “High vaccine rates, in combination with face masks, social distancing, school closures, stay-at-home orders and a lack of international travel, have led to a record low number of flu cases.”

But, while this is perhaps a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.


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Monday, March 8, 2021

Our Vaccine Injury Claim Results in 2020


Each year, we help numerous individuals and families across the country recover financial compensation for vaccine-related injuries and illnesses under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Last year was no different. Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to continue serving clients across the country remotely, and the federal Vaccine Court continued to process claims in an efficient manner. Here is a summary of our results in flu vaccine injury and other VICP claims in 2020:


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Monday, February 15, 2021

Here are the CDC’s Recommended Vaccine Schedules for 2021


Each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish updated recommended child, adolescent and adult vaccination schedules. Here, vaccine lawyer Leah Durant provides an overview of where you can find the schedules, what vaccines the CDC recommends, and what you need to know if you or your child experiences a vaccine-related illness or injury.

Where Can I Find the CDC’s Recommended Vaccination Schedules?

The CDC’s recommended vaccination schedules are available on the agency’s website.


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Thursday, February 11, 2021

When Should You Hire a Vaccine Injury Lawyer?


If you, your spouse or your child has been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury or illness, you may be thinking about hiring a lawyer. But, if you are like many people, you may have questions as well. Do you really need a lawyer? If so, when is the right time to hire one? What can a vaccine injury lawyer do to help, and what can you expect if you hire a lawyer to represent you or your family?

Following a Vaccine Injury Diagnosis, It is Important to Speak with a Lawyer Promptly

With regard to when to hire a lawyer, the answer is simple: You should hire a lawyer as soon as you learn that you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury or illness. While you have up to three years to file a claim for a non-fatal injury or illness, there are several reasons why you will want to begin working on your claim as soon as possible.

Among them, in many cases, it is possible to establish your right to compensation without specifically proving that your (or your family member’s) vaccine caused the illness or injury in question.


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Monday, January 25, 2021

Can You Appeal a VICP Claim Denial?


Each year, approximately 20 percent of all claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) are denied. Claims can be denied for various reasons, from failing to submit adequate evidence to waiting too long to file. Depending on the reason why a claim is denied, it may be possible to file an appeal. In this article, vaccine lawyer


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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Vaccine Injury Claim Statistics for Year-End 2020


The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government program that provides compensation to individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine injuries and illnesses. It also provides compensation to parents and other eligible family members for claims involving injuries to children and deaths resulting from vaccine-related medical conditions. The VICP’s fiscal year ended on September 1, 2020. Here, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant takes a look at the data from claims filed and adjudicated during the year.


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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2020 Year in Review: VICP Updates and Trends in Vaccine Injury Claims


As we close the books on 2020 and look ahead to the New Year, it is worth taking a look back at what we learned during the year that we leave behind. Each year, we publish numerous articles on our blog about vaccine safety, vaccine injuries and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and 2020 was no exception. Here is a look back at some of the top articles published by national vaccine lawyer Leah V.


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Thursday, December 31, 2020

What is the Current Status of the COVID-19 Vaccine?


As people in countries around the world await the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine, the first immunizations are now underway with Pfizer’s vaccine, and numerous additional vaccines are going through the research, development and approval processes. With the extraordinary pace of development, the large number of vaccines that are working their way toward widespread distribution, and the different approaches being taken by different countries (and even different states), it can be difficult to know where things stand. Here, vaccine attorney Leah V.


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Monday, December 28, 2020

How Effective is the Annual Flu Shot?


The annual flu shot: Is it worth it? While federal, state and local health authorities recommend that most people get a flu shot each year, it has also been widely publicized that the flu shot’s vaccine effectiveness (VE) rating has not been particularly high in recent years. After peaking at 60 percent effectiveness during the 2010-2011 flu season, the flu shot’s VE rating dropped to just 19 percent four years later, and it has not been above 50 percent since the 2013-2014 season.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

How Do You Prove a Vaccine Injury?


In comparison to the number of vaccines administered in the United States each year, the number of vaccine injuries is extremely small. However, vaccine injuries do occur; and, if you believe that your medical condition may be the result of an adverse reaction or a vaccination error, it will be important for you to seek help promptly. Not only do you need to seek treatment, but you will need to speak with a vaccine attorney about securing payment under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) as well.


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Friday, October 30, 2020

2020-2021 Flu Shot Risks: Q&A with Vaccine Attorney Leah V. Durant


It’s flu season, and while Americans anxiously await the arrival of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, it is important not to forget about the annual flu shot. According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu shot


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