Did you or a loved one suffer a serious adverse event following vaccination?
There is no doubt that vaccines like the polio shot, flu shot, and tetanus shot are vital to the nation’s public health policy. However, it is also true that, while rare, serious injuries related to vaccines or vaccine administration can and do occur.
As one of the nation’s most experienced vaccine injury law firms, our Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Injury Lawyers serve clients in Bristol County, Kent County, Newport County, Providence County, and Washington 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 Injuries in the State of Rhode Island
Fortunately, most people receiving vaccines do so without incident or experience only mild and short-lived side effects. The NVICP was established by the U.S. Congress in 1988 to provide a streamlined and efficient means of compensating those individuals who experience far rarer, but more serious, vaccine adverse events. The Program awards hundreds of millions of dollars to the victims of vaccine injuries each year and has paid out more than $4.5 billion to nearly 10,000 claimants since its inception.
The NVICP covers 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 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)
Victims of vaccine injuries who successfully pursue claims through the NVICP can obtain compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Claims must be filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where all of our Rhode Island vaccine lawyers are admitted to practice. Unlike a traditional civil 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 Rhode Island Vaccine Injury Lawyers
Our practice is dedicated to representing those harmed by vaccines, and our Rhode Island vaccine injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation awards for our clients and their families.
Because of our reputation and experience, our Rhode Island 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 we encourage them to communicate freely with 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 Rhode Island Vaccine Injury Lawyers Today
Our Rhode Island 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 give us a call at (617) 695-1990.