Did you or a loved one suffer an adverse event after vaccination?
From virtually eliminating the threat of potentially deadly disease to sparing countless individuals needless misery and suffering, the benefits of vaccination are indisputable. While the flu shot, tetanus shot and other vaccinations play a crucial role in the nation’s public health policy and are generally sage, vaccine injuries and adverse events, while exceedingly rare, can and do occur.
As one of the nation’s most experienced vaccine injury law firms, our New York vaccine injury lawyers have been successfully representing victims of vaccine-related adverse events and their families for over 35 years. Our success in landmark cases has been instrumental in shaping the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), helping to make it friendlier and more generous to the victims of vaccine-related injuries.
Our New York Vaccine Injury Lawyers serve clients in Albany County, Allegany County, Bronx County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County, Chautauqua County, Chemung County, Chenango County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cortland County, Delaware County, Dutchess County, Erie County, Essex County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Genesee County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County, Jefferson County, Kings County (Brooklyn), Lewis County, Livingston County, Madison County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Nassau County, New York County (Manhattan), Niagara County, Oneida County, Onondaga County, Ontario County, Orange County, Orleans County, Oswego County, Otsego County, Putnam County, Queens County, Rensselaer County, Richmond County (Staten Island), Rockland County, St. Lawrence County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Schoharie County, Schuyler County, Seneca County, Steuben County, Suffolk County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Tompkins County, Ulster County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westchester County, Wyoming County, and Yates County.
If you or a member of your family suffered a serious injury or experienced complications following vaccination, reach out and schedule your free consultation today.
Compensation for Vaccine Injury Victims in New York State
While the majority of vaccine side effects are mild and short-lasting, the NVICP pays out tens of millions of dollars to individuals who suffer rare injuries and complications associated with vaccines or vaccine administration every year. This no-fault program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1988 amid concerns that lawsuits targeting vaccine manufacturers would result in shortages and discourage many people from getting vaccinated. Since then, the NVICP has awarded over $4.5 billion to nearly 10,000 claimants.
The NVICP covers most vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & 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)
- Rotavirus (e.g., RV)
- Rubella (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
- Tetanus (e.g., Td)
- Varicella/Chickenpox (e.g., VAR)
Eligible adverse events range from injection site complications to neurological injuries resulting in paralysis and, rarely, death. Some of the most common injuries and conditions involved in these 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)
The NVICP enables vaccine injured individuals and their families to obtain compensation through a streamlined process that eliminates the time and expense of pursuing a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit through the civil court systems. Because the Program is a no-fault program, claimants are not required to prove negligence or fault on the part of vaccine manufacturers, healthcare providers, or anyone else.
NVICP petitions must be filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where all of our New York vaccine lawyers are admitted to practice. Unlike a traditional lawsuit, claimants awarded compensation through the Program do not pay their attorneys a percentage of their compensation awards. Instead, all legal fees can be paid separately by the Court of Federal Claims once a case is resolved.
Why Choose Our New York Vaccine Injury Lawyers
Our practice is dedicated to representing those harmed by vaccines, and our New York vaccine injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation awards for our clients and their families.
Because of our reputation and experience, our New York 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 York Vaccine Injury Lawyers Today
Our New York 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.
To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, please fill out our online form or call us at (617) 695-1990.