Every day, adults and children throughout America are safely vaccinated against disease and illnesses. Most vaccines are safe, and the vast majority of people do not suffer serious injury as a result of routine vaccinations; however, there are rare cases where severe and debilitating reactions to vaccinations take place. Claims also exist for injuries that arise as a result of the improper administration of vaccines. These injuries can include debilitating shoulder injuries which can require surgery. Shoulder injuries from improper administration of a vaccine can include brachial neuritis, brachial plexus injuries (brachial plexopathy), shoulder tears (rotator cuff tears), bursa injuries, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) and other shoulder and arm injuries.
In recognition of the rare possibility of injury or harm from vaccinations, several decades ago the Federal Government instituted the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). This program is designed to compensate people who are injured by certain vaccines. However, the claims process itself is complicated. That is why it is important to consider working with a firm that is experienced and understands the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
VACCINES COVERED BY THE NVICP
When a person is hurt by a vaccine, they may be able to receive recourse from the government. Vaccines that are covered by the United States Court of Federal Claims include the following:
- Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccines
- Pertussis antigen-containing vaccines
- Measles, mumps and rubella virus-containing vaccines in any combination
- Rubella virus-containing vaccines
- Measles virus-containing vaccines
- Polio live virus-containing vaccines
- Hepatitis B antigen-containing vaccines
- Hemophilus influenzae
- Varicella vaccine
- Rotavirus vaccine
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
- Hepatitis A vaccines
- Trivalent and Quadrivalent influenza vaccines
- Meningococcal vaccines
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines
- The program also provides for compensation for Shoulder Injuries from Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) cases
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE A VICTIM OF A VACCINATION INJURY?
There is no cost to you if you hire Habush Habush & Rottier’s licensed National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program attorneys to represent you. A special fund created by the Federal Government under the NVICP pays the attorneys’ fees and costs for you. There are timelines and certain requirements to make a claim under the NVICP, so it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
HOW CAN HABUSH HELP?
If you would like to talk to one of our experienced vaccine attorneys, please contact Attorneys Kristin Cafferty or Peter Young today. Attorney Cafferty and Attorney Young are licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and have successfully brought claims on behalf of injured victims through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.