Have you or a loved one experienced an adverse event or injury following vaccination?
We’re fortunate to live in an age when vaccines like the polio shot and tetanus save countless lives and have even eradicated many serious and potentially fatal diseases. But despite their unquestionable benefits, exceedingly rare injuries and complications related to vaccines or vaccine administration can and do occur.
Our Connecticut Vaccine Injury Lawyers have represented victims of vaccine-related adverse events for over 35 years. As one of the nation’s most experienced vaccine injury law firms, our landmark cases have been crucial in shaping the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), helping to make it friendlier and more generous to those who have experienced vaccine-related injuries.
Our Connecticut Vaccine Injury Lawyers serve clients in Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New London County, New Haven County, Tolland County, and Windham County. If you or a member of your family suffered an adverse event following vaccination, reach out and schedule your free consultation today.
Compensation for Vaccine Injuries in the State of Connecticut
When an injury or adverse event results from a vaccine recommended for routine administration to children and pregnant women by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, victims and their families can seek compensation from the NVICP. Congress established the Program in 1988 amid concerns that the frequency of civil lawsuits could lead to vaccine shortages and reduce vaccination rates in the United States. As a no-fault program, the NVICP streamlines the process for obtaining compensation, ensuring that claimants do not have to prove vaccine-related injuries resulted from negligence or fault on the part of vaccine manufacturers, healthcare providers, or anyone else.
The NVICP awards hundreds of millions of dollars to the victims of vaccine injuries each year and, since its inception, has paid out more than $4.5 billion to nearly 10,000 claimants. The Program allows vaccine injury victims to obtain compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, while avoiding the time and expense of filing a civil lawsuit.
Vaccines covered by the NVICP include:
- Diphtheria (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, TT)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (e.g., Hib)
- Hepatitis A (e.g., HAV)
- Hepatitis B (e.g., HBV)
- Human papillomavirus (e.g., HPV)
- Seasonal influenza (e.g., Flu Shot)
- Measles (e.g., MMR)
- Mumps (e.g., MMR, MR, M)
- Meningococcal (e.g., MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C)
- Pertussis (e.g., DT, DTaP, Tdap)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (e.g., PCV)
- Polio (e.g., OPV or IPV)
- Polio (e.g., OPV or IPV)
- Rotavirus (e.g., RV)
- Rubella (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
- Tetanus (e.g., Td)
- Varicella/Chickenpox (e.g., VAR)
Covered adverse events range from injection site injuries to neurological complications resulting in paralysis and, rarely, death. Some of the most common injuries and conditions eligible for compensation under the NVICP include:
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
- Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA)
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
- Transverse myelitis
- Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (brachial neuritis)
- Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
All NVICP claims must be filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where all of our Connecticut vaccine lawyers are admitted to practice. Unlike traditional lawsuits, successful claimants do not pay their attorney a percentage of the compensation awarded through the NVICP. Instead, all legal fees can be paid separately by the Court of Federal Claims once a case is resolved, ensuring that all of the awarded compensation goes directly to the injured party.
Why Choose Our Connecticut Vaccine Injury Lawyer?
Our Connecticut vaccine injury lawyers have dedicated our practice to representing those harmed by vaccines, and our singular focus on the NVICP has allowed us to recover millions of dollars in compensation awards for our clients and their families. As a result, we are recognized as one of the most experienced vaccine injury law firms in the United States.
Our Connecticut vaccine injury lawyers are frequently invited to participate in vaccine-related panels hosted by prestigious organizations such as the American Association for Justice, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association. Film producers, news networks, and print journalists also rely on our attorneys’ insight and knowledge when covering vaccine injuries and the NVICP.
Our clients enjoy a high level of personal attention, and we encourage free communication between our clients and the lawyers and paralegals handling their cases. From our attorneys and paralegals to the expert witnesses we consult with, you and your family can count on having the full support of our entire team.
Connect with Our Connecticut Vaccine Injury Lawyers Today
If a vaccine injured you or a loved one, our Connecticut vaccine injury lawyers are ready to put our extensive experience to work for you and your family. They will work tirelessly to recover the highest possible award on your behalf.
To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, please fill out our online form or call us at (617) 695-1990.