Did you or a loved one suffer an injury after vaccination?
Vaccines like the tetanus and polio shots transformed public health in the United States, virtually eradicating many potentially fatal diseases and sparing tens of millions in untold suffering. However, although exceedingly rare, serious vaccine injuries and complications can and do occur.
Our Vermont 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’ve experienced vaccine-related injuries.
Our Vermont Vaccine Injury Lawyers serve clients in Addison County, Caledonia County, Chittenden County, Essex County, Franklin County, Lamoille County, Orange County, Orleans County, Rutland County, Washington County, and Windsor 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 Vermont
The NVICP is a federal program that allows victims of rare vaccine injuries to pursue compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, without filing a civil lawsuit. Established in 1988 amid fears that such lawsuits would lead to vaccine shortages and discourage many people from receiving vaccines, the Program has paid more than $4.5 billion to nearly 10,000 claimants since its inception.
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 in claims filed in 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)
NVICP petitions are filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where all of our Vermont vaccine lawyers are admitted to practice. Unlike a product liability lawsuit or medical malpractice case, an injured party awarded compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program does not pay their attorney a percentage of their award. All legal fees can be paid separately by the Court of Federal Claims, ensuring that all of the awarded compensation goes directly to the injured party,
Why Choose Our Vermont Vaccine Injury Lawyer?
Our Vermont vaccine injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation awards for our clients and their families. We’ve 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 Vermont 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 Vermont Vaccine Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one were injured by a vaccine, our Vermont vaccine injury lawyers are ready to put our extensive experience to work for you and your family, and will work diligently to recover the highest possible award on your behalf.
To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, please complete our online form or call us at (617) 695-1990.