U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Vaccine Court Provides Tips for Avoiding VICP Scams

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (also known as the Vaccine Court) is encouraging claimants to be wary of fraud scams purportedly related to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Unfortunately, these types of fraud scams are not uncommon, as scam artists frequently try to prey on individuals who find themselves in vulnerable circumstances.

In particular, the Vaccine Court

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Monday, July 25, 2022

When Pain After a Flu Shot Doesn’t Go Away

For most people, mild pain is a short-term consequence of getting a flu shot. But, in some cases, pain after a flu shot doesn’t go away. While injuries and illnesses caused by flu shots are relatively rare, they do happen, and in some cases, they affect flu shot recipients for the rest of their lives.

We regularly represent individuals who have been diagnosed with flu shot-related injuries and illnesses. This includes illnesses and injuries caused by the flu shot itself (i.

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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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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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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, 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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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, July 8, 2020

Did You Experience an Allergic Reaction to a Vaccine Containing Gelatin or Egg Protein?

For individuals who are allergic to gelatin or egg protein, getting immunized with certain vaccines can carry the risk of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic (or “hypersensitivity”) reaction; and, while it is rare overall, it presents a significant concern for individuals who have these allergies. As a result, prior to getting vaccinated, individuals who have gelatin or egg protein allergies should consult with their physicians to determine whether it is safe to do so.

Which Vaccines Contain Gelatin?

Gelatin is used as a preservative in various vaccine formulations. For example, gelatin may be present in vaccines including (but not limited to) those used to prevent:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)

  • Influenza (nasal spray formulations)

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and the separate vaccinations for each of these diseases

  • Rabies

  • Singles

  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Which Vaccines Contain Egg Protein?

Egg protein is used in the production of certain vaccines.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Overall VICP Claim Statistics: 2019 Final Data

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) publishes monthly updates on vaccine injury claims under the National Vaccine Injury Program (VICP). On January 1, 2020, it published year-end data for 2019.


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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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