Did you or a loved one suffer an injury after vaccination?
No one can dispute the vital contributions vaccines like the flu shot, polio shot, or tetanus shot have made to public health in the United States. While exceedingly rare, complications and serious injuries associated with vaccines or vaccine administration can and do occur.
Our Maine vaccine injury lawyers have been representing the 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 Maine vaccine injury lawyers serve clients in Androscoggin County, Aroostook County, Cumberland County, Franklin County, Hancock County, Kennebec County, Knox County, Lincoln County, Oxford County, and Penobscot County. Piscataquis County, Sagadahoc County, Somerset County, Washington County, Waldo County, and York 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 Maine
The NVICP was established by the U.S. Congress in 1988 to compensate the victims of rare but serious vaccine injuries. The Program 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 NVICP covers all vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including:
- 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 Program 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)
The NVICP allows vaccine injury victims to seek compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, while avoiding the time and expense of filing a civil lawsuit. All claims must be filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where all of our Maine 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.
Why Choose Our Maine Vaccine Injury Lawyer?
Our Maine vaccine injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation awards for our clients and their families. We have dedicated our practice to representing those harmed by vaccines, and our singular focus on the NVICP has allowed us to become one of the most experienced vaccine injury law firms in the United States.
Because of our firm’s reputation and experience, our Maine 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 our expert witnesses, you and your family can count on having the full support of our entire team.
Connect with Our Maine Vaccine Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one were injured by a vaccine, our Maine vaccine injury lawyers are ready to put out extensive experience to work for you and your family, and 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.