For over 28 years, we have represented thousands of people from all 50 states in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“NVICP”). Our practice is, and always has been, focused exclusively on vaccine law. We are the most experienced “vaccine injury” law firm in the country.
Over the years, we have adopted a team approach to our cases, helping us achieve the highest possible awards for those we represent. Our clients benefit from the full support of our entire team: attorneys, paralegals, expert physicians, and life care planners. While many cases in the NVICP result in financial settlements without the need for a trial, our firm also has extensive trial experience.
Our team-oriented approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars awarded to our clients. This successful advocacy in landmark cases has shaped the Vaccine Program, making it friendlier and more generous to individuals who suffer from vaccine injuries. Five notable examples include:
- Althen v. Sec’y of HHS, 418 F.3d 1274 (“close calls concerning vaccine causation should be resolved in favor of injured claimants”);
- Capizzano v. Sec’y of HHS, 440 F.3d 1317 (the opinions of treating physicians can be considered in establishing a petitioner’s vaccine injury);
- Zatuchni v. Sec’y of HHS, 516 F.3d 1312 (vaccine injured persons who die as a result of their vaccine injury can receive compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, in addition to the statutory death benefit);
- Shaw v. Sec’y of HHS, 609 F.3d 1372 (payment of interim attorneys’ fees are important so that cases can be timely processed); and,
- McCulloch v. Sec’y of HHS, 923 F.3d 998 (costs to maintain guardianship to ensure continuing receipt of the compensation granted in the judgment can be reimbursed).
The Althen case further defined the “burden of proof” for vaccine injured individuals and remains one of the most important cases to be decided in the Vaccine Program.
Our firm’s experience has allowed our team to take the lead in litigating large “groupings” of cases with similar injuries. For example, our trial team served as lead counsel in the Rubella Omnibus Proceedings I and II, the Autism Omnibus Proceedings, and the Neurological Demyelinating Omnibus Proceedings. Our expertise resulted in the resolution of over 5,000 cases.
Within the professional community, our attorneys have been chosen to serve on vaccine-related panels for the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Office of Special Masters, and the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association. We have also been chosen to educate the public about the Vaccine Program by film producers, television stations and print publications.
Each client is important to us and receives the full attention of our team. At all times, each client is able to communicate freely with the paralegals and attorneys working on his or her case.
Please be assured that you will be in good hands if you choose us to represent you.