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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How Can I Recover Financial Compensation for SIRVA?


You got vaccinated, and now your shoulder hurts. Is your pain normal? Or, could it be a sign of a potentially-serious shoulder injury? Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) is among the most-common negative side effects of vaccinations, and can lead to enormous medical bills, loss of income, and chronic pain and suffering.

If you have been diagnosed with a form of SIRVA, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government program that exists exclusively to help individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related illnesses and injuries. Under the VICP, individuals diagnosed with SIRVA can recover financial compensation for their financial and non-financial losses; and, in many cases, proof of the cause of the injury is not required.


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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

American Academy of Pediatrics No Longer Recommends Flu Shot Over Nasal Spray Vaccine


On March 14, 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced that it will not be recommending the flu shot over the nasal spray flu vaccine for the 2019-2020 flu season. This represents a reversal of the AAP’s position during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 flu seasons, when it recommended against use of the nasal spray vaccine due to its “poor effectiveness” in fighting the H1N1 flu strains. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the AAP took the position that the nasal spray should only be used as a “last resort” for children who could not be immunized via injection.


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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CDC Announces New Program Focused on Immunization Quality Improvement


In May 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of a new immunization quality improvement program. The program, known as Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP), replaces the existing Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange (AFIX) program as of July 1, 2019. As the CDC


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

DT, DTaP, Td and Tdap: Understanding the Different Types of Tetanus Vaccines


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend tetanus vaccinations for children and adults. Tetanus is a type of bacterial infection that can cause a wide range of symptoms, and that can potentially lead to fatal respiratory failure. The tetanus vaccine is generally considered safe for most people, and is specifically recommended for women who are pregnant. However, some vaccine recipients may experience severe allergic reactions, and cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and vaccine-related shoulder injuries have been reported as well.

Which Type of Tetanus Vaccination Do You Need?

The tetanus vaccine comes in four different forms, and the CDC recommends different forms for individuals in different age groups.


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Monday, August 5, 2019

Mid-Year Review: Recent Case Results Under the VICP


The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (also known as the Vaccine Court) is on pace to issue a record number of awards under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 2019. As of June 1, the Vaccine Court has issued 404 awards to vaccine recipients, totaling nearly $145 million in compensation. If the rate of awards continues, 2019’s total will surpass the previous one-year high, which was 706 awards in 2017.


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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Pain After a Vaccination? Two Ways Immunizations Can Lead to Injury or Illness


Each year, hundreds of people seek financial compensation for vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. Many more suffer injuries and illnesses that are never reported; and, as researchers continue learn more about the risks associated with different types of vaccinations, more types of injuries and illnesses are being recognized as vaccine-related.

There are two primary ways that vaccine recipients can experience complications from their immunizations: (i) adverse reactions to vaccine ingredients, and (ii) errors during vaccine administration.

1. Adverse Reactions to Vaccine Ingredients

Individuals who experience adverse reactions to vaccine ingredients can face a variety of medical consequences.


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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

As the 2018-2019 Flu Season Comes to an End, Scientists May Have Found a More-Effective Way to Choose Flu Vaccines for Future Seasons


Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) choose the specific strains to be targeted with the annual flu shot based upon an examination of thousands of influenza virus samples collected from patients worldwide. The selection process is not easy, and the challenges involved in choosing the most-effective formulation of the flu vaccine in any given year are largely to blame for the flu shot’s limited effectiveness in recent years.

Now, however, scientists may have found a more-effective way to choose vaccines for future seasons. Using new “HINT” technology, scientists believe that it may now be possible to better identify the flu strains that most likely to infect people year to year.


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Friday, February 1, 2019

2018 VICP Cases: Average Award, Most Common Vaccines and Injuries


In 2018, we helped numerous individuals and families secure financial compensation for vaccine-related injuries and illnesses under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Combined, our clients received nearly $4.5 million in compensation. The following is an overview of the average award received by our clients, along with a breakdown of the most-common vaccines and vaccine-related injuries involved in VICP cases we successfully handled during the year.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Report: Half of All VICP Claims Involve Vaccination Errors

We have previously discussed the rising prevalence of National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) claims involving shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). Now, a report from Washington D.C. NBC affiliate News 4 reveals that, “half of all the new [VICP] cases allege ‘shoulder injury resulting from vaccine administration,’ or SIRVA, and have little or nothing to do with what was in the syringe.”



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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Preventing Shoulder Pain After Vaccine Injection

“SIRVA,” or “shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration,” describes a set of injuries that are linked to errors during the vaccine injection process. These injuries are entirely unrelated to the ingredients of the vaccines being injected; instead, they result from improper administration such as inserting the needle too high on the arm or too deep into the shoulder.


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Should You File a Claim Under the VICP?


For individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) can be an important step in the recovery process. The VICP provides financial compensation for claimants’ medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering; and, for many individuals, these are costs that they simply cannot endure on their own.



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