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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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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Who Can File a Vaccine Injury Claim?


After being diagnosed with a vaccine injury, hiring an attorney to help you secure just compensation is an important part of the recovery process. When you hire an attorney, one of the first steps he or she will take will be to determine if you are eligible to file a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a federal program that provides compensation to injured vaccine recipients without requiring proof of fault; and, in addition to providing coverage for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, it also pays claimants’ legal fees separately from their compensation awards.

3 Basic Criteria for Filing a Claim Under the VICP

While your attorney can assess your VICP eligibility for you, there are also some preliminary steps you can take in order to determine if you may be eligible to file a claim. There are three basic criteria for filing a claim under the VICP:

  • Eligible person

  • Eligible vaccine injury

  • Meeting the deadline

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Monday, October 26, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Impact the 2020-2021 Flu Season?


As the entire world anxiously awaits the arrival of a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, flu season is now upon us as well, and that means it is time to start thinking about the annual flu shot. The U.S.


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Monday, October 19, 2020

VICP Compensation Surpasses $4 Billion in 2020


According to the September 1, 2020 Data & Statistics report from the U.S.


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Monday, July 27, 2020

Which Vaccines are FDA-Approved?


In the United States, there are two federal agencies that share primary responsibility for ensuring that vaccines are safe for the public. These are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While the CDC provides vaccine recommendations and general oversight with regard to vaccine safety, the FDA is responsible for determining whether individual vaccines should be authorized for use in the United States at all.


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Monday, July 13, 2020

Traveling Abroad: What Vaccines Do You Need and What are the Risks?


If you are planning to travel abroad, you may need to get a vaccine before you go. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend various vaccines for individuals who are traveling to overseas destinations, and these vaccines can provide critical protection against diseases that do not present a threat in the United States.

The CDC maintains an online database of recommended travel vaccines, and you can search the CDC’s travel vaccine database based on the country (or countries) to which you are planning to travel.


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