Were you or a loved one injured by a vaccine?
Vaccines like the flu shot, polio shot, and tetanus shot play an essential role in public health, sparing countless unnecessary suffering and virtually eliminating childhood diseases that once killed thousands every year. While their benefits cannot be understated, serious vaccine injuries and adverse events, while exceedingly rare, can and do occur.
Injured individuals and their families have relied on our New Jersey vaccine injury lawyers 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 New Jersey Vaccine Injury Lawyers serve clients in Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County. If you or a family member experienced a vaccine-related injury or adverse event, reach out and schedule your free consultation today.
Compensation for Vaccine Injuries in New Jersey
Typically, when someone suffers complications or injuries related to a medical product or procedure, they must file a lawsuit if they wish to be compensated for their associated injuries and losses. However, the NVCIP provides vaccine injury victims and their families with a streamlined process to obtain compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, while avoiding the time and expense of a traditional civil litigation. Because the program is no-fault, NVICP proceedings are non-adversarial and do not require claimants to prove negligence or fault on the part of vaccine manufacturers, healthcare providers, or anyone else.
The NVICP covers injuries associated with most vaccines routinely administered in the United States, 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)
- Rotavirus (e.g., RV)
- Rubella (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
- Tetanus (e.g., Td)
- Varicella/Chickenpox (e.g., VAR)
Eligible injuries range from injection site complications to severe neurological injuries causing paralysis and, in rare cases, death. Some of the most common injuries and complications involved NVICP claims 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)
Since being established by the U.S. Congress in 1988, the NVICP has awarded more than $4.5 billion to nearly 10,000 claimants. Eligible vaccine injury claims must be filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where all of our New Jersey 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 more of the awarded compensation goes directly to the injured party.
Why Choose Our New Jersey Vaccine Injury Lawyers
Our practice is entirely dedicated to representing those harmed by vaccines, and our New Jersey vaccine injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation awards from the NAACP for our clients and their families.
Because of our reputation and experience, our New Jersey vaccine injury lawyers are frequently invited to serve on vaccine-related panels hosted by the American Association for Justice, Court of Federal Claims, and the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association. Film producers, news networks, and print journalists also turn to our attorneys for context and insight to inform their reporting on vaccine injuries and the NVICP.
We provide our clients with a high level of personalized attention and encourage them to communicate freely with 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 New Jersey Vaccine Injury Lawyers Today
Our New Jersey vaccine injury lawyers are ready to help you and your family navigate the NVICP and will work diligently to recover the highest possible reward on your behalf.