Did you or a loved one suffer an injury or experience complications following vaccination?
From eradicating potentially fatal childhood diseases to sparing countless millions from pain and disability, it would be difficult to overstate the importance of vaccines like the polio shot, flu shot, or tetanus shot to overall public health. However, despite these significant benefits, serious vaccine injuries and adverse events, while exceedingly rare, can and do occur.
Victims and their families have been placing their trust in our Pennsylvania 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’ve experienced vaccine-related injuries.
Our Pennsylvania vaccine injury lawyers serve clients in Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Berks County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Butler County, Cambria County, Centre County, Chester County, Clarion County, Clearfield County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Crawford County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Elk County, Erie County, Fayette County, Forest County, Franklin County, Greene County, Huntingdon County, Indiana County, Jefferson County, Juniata County, Lawrence County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Mercer County, Mifflin County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Perry County, Philadelphia County, Potter County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Somerset County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Union County, Venango County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westmoreland County, Wyoming County, and York County.
If you or a family member were hurt by a vaccine, reach out and schedule your free consultation today.
Compensation for Vaccine Injuries in Pennsylvania
The NVICP allows victims of vaccine-related injuries and adverse events to obtain compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost earnings, pain, and suffering without filing a traditional personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1988 amid concerns that such litigation could result in vaccine shortages and discourage many people from receiving vaccines, the program has so far paid out more than $4.5 billion to nearly 10,000 claimants.
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 involved in claims 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)
As a no-fault program, the NVICP streamlines the compensation process and eliminates the need for claimants to prove vaccine-related injuries resulted from negligence or fault on the part of vaccine manufacturers, healthcare providers, or anyone else. All NVICP petitions must be filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where all of our Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Vaccine Injury Lawyer?
Our Pennsylvian vaccine injury lawyers have dedicated our practice to representing those harmed by vaccines, and this singular focus has allowed us to recover millions of dollars in NVICP 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 Pennsylvania vaccine injury lawyers are frequently asked to speak on 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.
We provide our clients with a high level of personal 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 Pennsylvania Vaccine Injury Lawyers Today
If a vaccine injured you or a loved one, our Pennsylvania 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.