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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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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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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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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

1.


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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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Monday, June 8, 2020

What Should I Do if My Child has an Adverse Reaction to a Vaccine?


If your child has had an adverse reaction to the flu shot or any other vaccination, there are a few steps you will want to take to ensure your child’s wellbeing and to make sure your family has the financial resources it needs to manage the costs of your child’s illness or injury. Here, national vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant explains what parents need to know:

1. Seek Medical Attention for Your Child Promptly

All vaccines have potential side effects; and, for many vaccines, the risk of side effects is particularly high among children. However, in some cases, what appear to be side effects can actually be symptoms of a potentially-serious


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Monday, March 16, 2020

New CDC Video Series Answers Common Questions about the HPV Vaccine


The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended vaccines. The CDC


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