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Monday, September 20, 2021

How Does “No Cost” Legal Representation Work for Vaccine Injury Claims?


For individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery. Claimants can hire a vaccine attorney at no cost, so there is no reason not to seek experienced legal representation for a vaccine injury claim.

The VICP Covers Claimants’ Legal Fees and Costs

As the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) explains in


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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Do You Have to Go to Court to Seek Compensation for a Vaccine Injury?


In most cases, seeking compensation for a vaccine injury does not involve going to court. The majority of successful vaccine injury claims settle well before going to a hearing at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (the “Vaccine Court”) in Washington D.C.


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Sunday, July 18, 2021

What are Your Options if You Lost Your Vaccine Injury Claim?


If you filed a vaccine injury claim and lost, you are not alone. Over the past 10 years, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (the “Vaccine Court”) has dismissed thousands of claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). In fact, since Congress established the VICP in 1988, the Vaccine Court has dismissed more claims than it has compensated.


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Monday, July 12, 2021

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and the Flu Shot: What You Need to Know


Over the past few years, we have represented several individuals who have been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) after getting a flu shot. GBS is a rare but potentially serious complication of influenza immunization that currently has no known cure. There are also several variants of GBS that have been linked to the flu shot, and each of these variants has its own unique set of symptoms, risks and potential outcomes.


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

When is it Time to Talk to a Vaccine Injury Lawyer?


Coping with the effects of a vaccine-related injury or illness can be extremely challenging. Not only can it be incredibly expensive, but many types of vaccine injuries and illnesses can make it difficult to live your normal life on a day-to-day basis. For these reasons, many individuals who experience these injuries and illnesses seek the advice of a vaccine injury lawyer.

Should you seek the advice of a vaccine injury lawyer? As we explain in greater detail below, in most cases the answer is a clear “Yes”.

You Should Talk to a Vaccine Injury Lawyer If…

There are a few different circumstances in which it will make sense to speak with a vaccine injury lawyer.


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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Understanding Legal Fees and Costs for Vaccine Injury Claims


For most people, cost is a key factor when it comes to hiring a lawyer. Many people choose not to hire a lawyer because they assume that it will be too expensive. But, while it is true that legal representation can be expensive in some cases, this is not the case when it comes to hiring a vaccine lawyer to pursue a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

In fact, you can hire a lawyer to handle your


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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Seeking Compensation for an HPV Vaccine Injury


The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is one of the many vaccines that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend for routine administration to children and adults. While the HPV vaccine is generally safe for most people, it carries certain risks, and these risks lead to serious consequences for a very small percentage of


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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Side Effects or Symptoms? Know When to Seek Treatment for a Vaccine Injury


All vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have the potential to cause side effects for some recipients. But, these vaccines can also cause potentially serious injuries. As a result, vaccine recipients and parents must know the differences between side effects and symptoms, as many vaccine-related injuries require prompt medical treatment to prevent unnecessary complications.
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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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